Articles on AGPA and Group Therapy are increasingly appearing in the press; click on the links below to view the stories.


The Case for Group Therapy

Psychology Today | May 27, 2021 

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Author Myra Altman, Ph.D., makes the case for group therapy and discusses how the form of treatment "is flexible and can be used to supplement one-on-one therapy depending on the individual patient's needs. The supportive community and opportunity to practice new skills learned in therapy are benefits of the group therapy experience.” 

 

 

Could Group Therapy Get a Boost from Psychedelics?

*Featuring AGPA President Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA

Wall Street Journal | March 10, 2021 

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AGPA President Dr. Molyn Leszcz is quoted in Wall Street Journal’s recent article entitled “Could Group Therapy Get a Boost from Psychedelics?” regarding new research on ‘group dosing.' 

 

 

 

Solace in Group Therapy for Rape Survivors of Rwandan Genocide

Yahoo News | March 2, 2021 

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This video from Yahoo News showcases the power of group therapy: women survivors of genocidal rape in Rwanda meet in support groups to speak of their trauma in a safe space. 

 

 

Everyone Is Going to Group Therapy Now

by Laura B. Kasper, PhD in the Bold Italic | February 10, 2021

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"Everyone Is Going to Group Therapy Now: A Product of Our Social Isolation" is an outstanding blog post written by AGPA member Dr. Laura B. Kasper, PhD, CGP. A San Francisco-based psychologist and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Medical School, Dr. Kasper presents group therapy as a highly effective treatment for the impact of the pandemic on mental health. The piece also beautifully illustrates the effectiveness of groups in facilitating the development of relationship skills and improving emotional communication. It is an inspiring explanation of the power of group.

Doctors, Facing Burnout, Turn to Self-Care

The New York Times | January 26, 2021 

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A fascinating new article about how support groups have been helping doctors, nurses and medical students cope with pandemic stress speaks to group psychotherapy's ability to transform lives for the better. As Dr. Michelle Thompson, chair of medicine for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Horizon regional health service, is quoted in the article saying: “I never realized the power of group support.”

GROUP - A YouTube Series

*Featuring AGPA Distinguished Fellow Elliot Zeisel, PhD, LCSW, CGP, DFAGPA

YouTube | 2020-2021

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You don't really know yourself until you look through someone else's eyes. In a room with Dr. Ezra, eight New Yorkers explore hidden truths about their own intimacy, loneliness, sexuality, and fears. Inspired by Irvin Yalom’s novel “The Schopenhauer Cure”, GROUP is a fly-on-the-wall experience of a kind you've never seen before. (Drama series; first season: 7 episodes; second season: 6 episodes).

Watch the full series here.

Explore Group Therapy - Therapy Show Podcast

*Featuring AGPA President-Elect Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA.

TherapyShow.com | Fall 2019

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The Therapy Show interviews Dr. Molyn Leszcz on the vital aspects of group therapy treatment.When facilitated with evidenced-based theory, Group Therapy can help individuals make profound and lasting changes in their lives.

Listen to the full podcast here.


Orthodox dads need therapy, too

by Mendel Horowitz in Jewish Telegraphic Agency | June 13, 2019

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In Jerusalem and in other religiously conservative settings, traditional husbands and fathers struggle within their patriarchal roles more than popular periodicals suggest. Group psychotherapy is a forum where men can interact candidly and learn from each other how to make changes to unhealthy and unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. This article is written by AGPA member Mendel Horowitz.

Read full article here.


Considering Psychotherapy? Group Therapy Is Sometimes Better Than the Traditional Approach

*Featuring AGPA President-Elect Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA

Bottom Line Health | Feb 01, 2019

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Dr. Leszcz addresses in-depth how groups work, the different types of groups, the significant benefits of group therapy, as well as how to find a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP).

Read full article here.


Keys to Great Group Therapy

*Featuring AGPA Members: Gary Burlingame, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA, Cheri Marmarosh, PhD, and Martyn Whittingham, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

by Amy Novotney in the APA Monitor | Apr 01, 2019
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Seasoned Psychologists offered their expertise on the art and skill of leading successful group therapy.

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Social Anxiety? 3 Reasons to Try Group Therapy

by Sean Grover in Psychology Today | Jan 11, 2019
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Does this sound like you? Social gatherings fill you with dread. Panic starts even before you leave. You cringe at the thought of your own awkwardness, imagining all that could go wrong. As you get closer to the event, your heart races, your palms sweat. You start to consider excuses for canceling.

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How to Choose the Best Group Therapy For You

*Interview with AGPA President-Elect Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA.

by Sean Grover in Psychology Today | Jan 03, 2019
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You’ve decided to give group therapy a try. You’ve talked to friends who have been in group therapy, researched group therapy online, maybe you’ve even got the blessing of your individual therapist. So where do you find a group that is best suited for your needs?

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5 Reasons Group Therapy Is the Best Choice Struggling Teens

by Sean Grover in Psychology Today | Dec 15, 2017

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Individual therapy is a wonderful tool for helping teenagers overcome their fears, improve their moods, and explore their feelings. But why do so many teens with social problems fail to benefit from individual therapy?

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5 Ways Group Therapy Empowers You in Relationships

by Sean Grover in the Psychology Today | Dec 08, 2017
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Tired of feeling like an outsider? Group therapy can help.
Do you get anxious or fearful in intimate exchanges? Do you become controlling, irritated or combative? Do you feel letdown or unfulfilled?

Read full article here.


How Group Therapy Can Empty Your Basket of Troubles

by Sean Grover in Psychology Today | Sep 22, 2017
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The express lane to healthier relationships and lasting happiness.
So often we feel consumed by our problems. Overcome one obstacle, another appears. Solve one dilemma, another one taps you on your shoulder.

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3 Ways Group Therapy is Better Than Individual Therapy

by Sean Grover in Psychology Today | Sep 08, 2017
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Are you cycling through the same old relationship problems and making the same mistakes over and over again?

Individual therapy is ideal for helping you understand your history, fears, and insecurities.

Read full article here


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