Qualifications for Fellowship

Dear Applicant:

Fellowship in AGPA is an honor. It demonstrates outstanding professional competence and leadership capacities. Fellowship enhances the reputation of both the Fellow and the Association, as Fellows represent, in a visible way, the highest quality of the Association. The Fellowship Committee takes five areas of activity into consideration and expects that candidates have shown excellence and leadership in at least two, one of which must be leadership in AGPA, the Affiliate Societies and other Group Psychotherapy related organizations.

The Fellowship and Awards Committee reviews the applicant's professional experiences and then decides whom to recommend to AGPA's Board of Directors. The Board makes the final decision by vote.

When filling out applications, candidates must consider the stated criteria in the "Professional Activities Considered for Fellowship." Candidates must list relevant experiences in General Leadership and in at least one other category. It is important to provide specific details, including: dates, titles, location and responsibilities. For presentations, length, title and sponsoring organization are important. If presentations are used to fulfill leadership requirements, they should be listed under "leadership;" the same presentations cannot be used again to fulfill requirements for teaching and training or other areas.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE TYPED. This will enable a most thorough consideration by the committee.

Local and Regional Societies:  All applications are reviewed not only by the Fellowship Committee but are also sent to the Regional and Local Societies for their perspectives. The Fellowship Committee takes into consideration the recommendations of the Regional and Local Societies.

Ethical Standing:  Candidates are expected to conform to standards of ethical practice in their professional organizations and within AGPA.

Invitation of a Fellowship Application:  Any AGPA member who has been a CERTIFIED GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPIST or PROFESSIONAL member for a minimum of 5 years can submit an application if it is sponsored by two Fellows. The Affiliates Societies or National Association Fellowship and Awards Committee may also propose candidates. The AGPA Fellowship and Awards Committee always welcomes suggestions for suitable candidates. An application is available by clicking here, or through the AGPA Office.

We look forward to receiving your application.


Fellowship and Awards Committee

Application for Fellowship

Please fill in the fields below. When completed hit submit.

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Fellowship Requirements

  1. Rights and Privileges. Fellows shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of members in good standing.
  2. Qualifications. Members of the Association in good standing 1) who have been Clinical Members for five years, unless this requirement is waived by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors; and 2) whose outstanding performance in the field of group psychotherapy has been demonstrated by leadership in organizational service as well as excellence in one of the following areas: II-A) Clinical Practice and Administration; II-B) Teaching; II-C) Research; and II-D) Publications.
I. General Leadership (if additional space is needed, please attach a separate sheet):
A. Offices Held
Offices HeldOrganizationDates
B. Committee/Task Force Participation
Chair/Member/AGPA Representative (Specify Role and Committee)OrganizationDates
C. Promotion of Group in Other Domains (Government, Industry, Education, etc.)
Activities (Describe)OrganizationDates
D. Group Therapy Related Awards and Honors
Name of AwardOrganizationDates
E. Group Psychotherapy Presentations at Professional Meetings (Identify type of presentation: Institute, Workshop, Seminar, Core Course and List Title)
PresentationLength of PresentationOrganizationDates
II. Please identify ONE additional category cited below for which you have demonstrated excellence and list these specific activities with associated dates using the format outlined for previous items.
* Activities reported in category I (General Leadership) may not be duplicated in category II-B (Teaching and Training)--choose one.
III. Please identify any additional experience which you would like the Fellowship and Awards Committee to consider.
IV. Names and addresses of two fellows of AGPA who have agreed to endorse your application (please append letters of reference to the application).
V. Please send a copy of your curriculum vitae with this application. Information on the curriculum vitae will not be accepted as a substitute for completing the above information; it is an addendum to the application.
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