Mission and History

The Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Society is an affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

AGPS is a multi-disciplinary organization with over 40 members. Over the years we have hosted numerous local and national speakers at half- and all-day workshops and at intensive 3-day conferences. 

The purpose of AGPS is:

  • to provide a local forum for the exchange of ideas among professionals interested in group psychotherapy,
  • to encourage the training and education of group psychotherapists, and
  • to elevate the standard of practice and the state of knowledge in the field. 

As the local affiliate of AGPA, AGPS is committed to ethical and professional standards in the practice of group psychotherapy. 


Our Mission Statement:

The Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Society (AGPS) promotes the personal and professional growth of individuals interested in the theory and practice of group psychotherapy. Centered in the conviction that the person of the therapist is the essential factor in effective psychotherapy, we welcome practicing and aspiring group leaders into our interpersonally and experimentally oriented community and its learning programs. 


Check out AGPS' video birthday message to AGPA: