International Association for Group
Psychotherapy and Group Processes
Since its founding in 1973, the IAGP has been devoted
to the study and development
of group theory, group psychotherapy
and group consultation worldwide
About the IAGP
The International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes, IAGP is a worldwide network of professionals involved in the development and study of group psychotherapy and group process as applied to clinical practice, consultancy, education, scientific studies and socio-cultural settings. Our network provides opportunities for meeting the others: professions, theories and cultures - who are exploring the applications of small, median and large group processes in clinical, organizational and political settings.
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IAGP International Online Research Symposium on COVID-19

Dear Colleagues and Friends, Facing the tragic consequences of the traumatic new era of the Covid19 pandemic, its severe impact on survival, changes in our social life, traumatic alterations on mental health and the emerging social crisis in many countries with financial consequences, researchers from every part of the world will be “on-line” gathered and would like to explore and reflect together, to share their experiences from the pandemic, in the coming IAGP International on line Research Symposium. We shall try also to approach trauma, stigma,exclusion and social isolation that the fear of the covid19 pandemic provokes. The Symposium will be held from 30 October until1 November 2020, including 3 sessions each day of 90 minutes (each one) and it is addressed to IAGP and non IAGP members. Every oral presentation during the sessions, will last 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion/questions. There will be also announcements and results from studies, protocols and projects, case presentations and statistic data from the exploration of the covid19 pandemic and its traumatic consequences, by all methods and orientations of Group Psychotherapy, various scientific disciplines, results from the intensive and hard work coming from Universities, Hospitals and Organizations from every part of the world. The aim of the Symposium is to approach the future strategy, to explore every possible combination of psychotherapeutic and psychosocial techniques, the evaluation of biomarkers in combination with group psychotherpay, the application of Neurosciences and Neuroimmunology in Psychotherapy, the use of art in the treatment of trauma etc for the facement of the covid19 pandemic and its dramatic consequences and crisis. Psychotherapists representing all methods and techniques, medical doctors and medical staff of the front-line, psychologists, social workers as well as experts on Group Dynamics -especially at work- and managers are wamly invited to participate. I would like to express my gratitude to all the members of the IAGP Research Committee who have responded by their so generous contribution to my invitation but to thank mainly the non-members of IAGP who will participate for the first time at this scientific IAGP event and will join our IAGP scientific Community. In spite of the difficulties of the covid19 pandemic , hope and new light is already emerged by the participation of more than 25 countries in this IAGP International Research Symposium, which gives space for in depth exploration, democratic discussion, transcultural dialogue and reflection also on the “beyond covid19” era where Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes could intervene. It would be a pleasure and honor for all of us to join IAGP International on line Research Symposium on covid19 and to join IAGP! It will be free for IAGP Members. We shall publish soon the registration link and the fees for non-members. Kindly, Catherina Mela, MD. Chair of the IAGP International Research on line Symposium on covid19. Chair of IAGP Research Committee. IAGP Vice-President. Schedule: 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm CET every day (30th October to 1st November) 1:00 – 2:30 pm 3:00 – 4:30 pm 5:00 – 6:30 pm Fees: Free for Members. Non-members: Band A: 35 US$ professionals 20 US$ students Band B: 30 US$ professionals 15 US$ students Band C: 25 US$ professionals 10 US$ students Band D: 20 US$ professionals 5 US$ students FINAL LIST OF PARTICIPANTS FOR THE ON LINE IAGP RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ON COVID19

Loss And Hope Through The Lens Of Culture: A Space For Sharing

The International Day of Hope and Healing After Loss, this is a first-of-a-kind, virtual experience bringing together major organizations and leaders in the field devoted to supporting the bereaved. Our mission is to provide an uplifting day of hope and healing to those grieving the loss of a loved one, a loss made more difficult due to this pandemic. In this workshop you will hear from panelists from around the world.

Webinar “Regional Exchange of Experience in the Middle East during the time of collective trauma of corona matrix”

We started to have Zoommeeting activities for exchange of experience in the time of difficulties of collective trauma of corona matrix with Chinese Colleagues from Wuhan first and now we are looking forward continuing second important Zoommeeting for exchange of experience in the Middle East Region.

Webinar “Introduction to Group Analysis – Development, Concepts and Clinical Use”

19th April 2020, 16:00 Zurich time: “Introduction to Group Analysis – Development, Concepts and Clinical Use” with Anne Lindhardt, Thor Kristian Island and Goran Ahlin.

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The IAGP has special interest sections in family therapy, group analytic group work, psychodrama, organizational consultancy and transcultural issues. The new Young Professionals Section was established by the IAGP Board in early September 2013 Members may belong to several sections.

The IAGP also has task forces, including the Task Force for Disaster Management and the Education Task Force.

This page provides basic information about the Sections, with links to further details and services.

Family therapy section

The aim of the Family Therapy Section is to offer to professionals who are working with
families and couples throughout the world a containing forum to communicate by exchanging experience, sharing expertise and expressing reflections on clinical, theoretical, social as well as cultural issues of family therapy and family dynamics The Family Therapy Section runs an online discussion list. For further details, please click here.

Analytic group (formerly group analysis) section

The Analytic Group Section aims to facilitate the exchange of information and viewpoints between group analysts and others interested in furthering the practice of group analysis throughout the world.
The Analytic Group Section runs an online discussion list, For further details, please click here.

Organizational consultancy section

The Organizational Consultancy Section aims to help develop and promote organizational consultancy, and to provide a supportive environment for those working in the field.
The Organizational Consultancy Section runs an online discussion list. For further details and to sign up, please click here.

Psychodrama section

The Psychodrama Section aspires to cooperate with other IAGP Sections and disseminate information about psychodrama and related areas. Our aim is to serve as an international professional-scientific forum dedicated to the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the advancement of psychodrama, and to organize workshops and presentations at IAGP congresses. We encourage new ideas and the development of new lines of communication.
Our aim is to build intercultural bridges.

Young professionals section

In September, 2013, the IAGP Board officially established a new Section for Young Professionals which now runs a discussion list. For further information, please contact

Transcultural section

The IAGP’s Transcultural Section provides a forum for discussion of transcultural issues arising within the work of the IAGP, and within the professional lives of its members. The Transcultural Section runs an online discussion list. For further details please click here.

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The IAGP thrives and evolves through the active participation of its international members. Membership applications are welcomed from both individuals and organizations. Individual members receive Forum (our annual publication), Globeletter (our newsletter), our membership directory and reduced registration fees at IAGP sponsored and affiliated congresses. Organizational affiliates (For list, please click here) become members of our Consultative Assembly of Organizational affiliates (CAOA), and are closely involved in IAGP planning and decision-making via representation at Board meetings and in our CAOA online discussion forum. Join IAGP or renew/reactivate your membership.
Membership is open to trained group psychotherapists, consultants and group leaders who are sponsored by a professional who is familiar with their work with groups.. Special membership fees are available for retired professionals and students. Student memberships are welcome from students enrolled in institutional training programs or university studies in group psychotherapy or group processes.
Regular BAND A
dues to 30th, sep 2020
50% DUES
Regular BAND B
dues to 30th, sep 2020
40% DUES
Regular BAND C
dues to 30th, sep 2020
30% DUES
Regular BAND D
dues to 30th, sep 2020
Student - Retired - Young Professional BAND A
dues to 30th, sep 2020
50% DUES
Student - Retired - Young Professional BAND B
dues to 30th, sep 2020
40% DUES
Student - Retired - Young Professional BAND C
dues to 30th, sep 2020
30% DUES
Student - Retired - Young Professional BAND D
dues to 30th, sep 2020

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