AGPA serves as the voice of group therapy for mental health clinicians and the public-at-large, both nationally and internationally. The AGPA provides vital information on group psychotherapy in a variety of ways. Our efforts provide global access to group psychotherapy education and professional development, research, and outreach services. AGPA promotes awareness about the healing power of group. Learn more about our organization.

Start making your plans to attend the 2017 75th Anniversary Meeting in New York City, March 6-11.

You won’t want to miss this year’s Meeting which celebrates AGPA’s 75th Anniversary. The theme is “Connecting, Educating, and Leading for 75 Years: The Theory, Science and Practice of Group Therapy.”

To view full events descriptions click on the links below:

If you haven’t registered yet, here is a registration form.

Reserve your hotel room at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel now through November 30; you will receive a special rate of $239 single/double occupancy; special rates are also available for Club Level rooms at $279 through November 30. To take advantage of this limited time offer click here or call 888-627-7067 or 212-581-1000. Beginning December 1, the rates will be $259 single/double occupancy and $299 for Club Level rooms. Please note: Discounted reservations before November 30 require a one night non-refundable deposit.

Help Build the Future for Group Therapy - Make a Gift to the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health

Support the Group Foundation mission to change lives through therapeutic group work by advancing the most effective and innovative approaches to group therapy education, training, research and community outreach. Your gift is particularly important as we enter the year of the 75th Anniversary of AGPA and begin a Group Foundation Campaign in celebration of this milestone, and a goal of expanding our programs for scholarships, research, society and speaker awards, agency training, community outreach and technology improvements.  Contributions can be made online at

The October 2016 Issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy is available online!

 This issue features a special section on "Ethics and Organizational Dynamics." Other articles focus on:

  • Group Climate and Absences
  • Reality Testing/Testing Reality
  • Individual versus Group Therapy

AGPA members receive online access to the Journal as a benefit of their membership, to access log on to the AGPA members only website using your username and password. If you are not a member of AGPA, you can order the Journal directly from Taylor & Francis. 

Sign up for New Content Alerts for International Journal of Group Psychotherapy. New Content Alerts are email alerts that let you know when new issues are added to the Journal. You'll receive a full listing of the articles scheduled to appear in each issue in advance of publication.

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