American Group Psychotherapy Association
The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) established in 1942 is the oldest and largest professional association dedicated to the field of group psychotherapy. It supports the field of group psychotherapy through a tri-partite structure: AGPA, a professional and educational organization; the Group Psychotherapy Foundation, its philanthropic arm and the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, a standard setting and certifying body. The Association has almost 3,000 members, many of whom have been recognized as specialists through the Certified Group Psychotherapist credential. AGPA is a multi-disciplinary association, representing all of the group psychotherapy disciplines, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, pastoral counselors and creative arts therapists.