Group psychotherapy is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people, usually 5-12, meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist. In studies comparing group psychotherapy and individual therapy, group therapy has been shown to be as effective and sometimes even more effective.
Message from Les R. Green, PhD • Past President, AGPA
The American Group Psychotherapy Association as a professional association dedicated to the field of group psychotherapy and in light of recent national and international acts of terrorism and subsequent reactions, the organization wishes to make the following statement.
As an organization dedicated to the knowledge of group psychotherapy principles, and with part of its mission being the provision of interventions and outreach to diverse communities nationally and internationally based upon these principles, AGPA is reaffirming its support of group principles that are at the core of its organizational values. Inclusivity, civil dialogue, and physically and emotionally safe environments for all regardless of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or cultural background are integral to groups that allow for a diversity of populations and opinions, a respectful exploration of all viewpoints and a basic human connection.
We encourage members and others to make their individual voices heard by such means as letters to newspapers and other media.
Les R. Greene, Ph.D.
Past President, AGPA