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SPECIAL NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTORY MEMBERSHIP RATES
For Those Applying
Between:
For Associate/Adjunct/
Academic/Research:
For New
Professionals:

For Students:
For Clinical:
   
July - June
(12 month rate)
$150.00 $80.00 $65.00  $445.00
($150 membership + $295 certification)
   
April - June
(15 month rate)
$187.50 $100.00 $80.00  $482.50
($187.50 membership + $295 certification)
   
January - June
(18 month rate)
$225.00 $120.00 $95.00  $520.00
($225 membership + $295 certification)


Membership Type:
PLEASE CHECK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING


Clinical MemberClinical Membership is automatically granted to those who have the CGP (Certified Group Psychotherapist). For those clinical professionals who do not hold the CGP, clinical membership requires a Master's Degree, licensure, and the following: 300 hours of group psychotherapy experience and at least 75 hours of qualified group supervision. Please have the following information ready before continuing if applying for this Membership Type:
  • Professional Education - Degree, Year granted, Granting Institution, Dates, and Major for each degree
  • Professional Designation (select one of the options in Section II)
  • Clinical Credentials - State Disciplinary License info (State, License number, Expiration Date, and Title of License) or Designated National Certifications or Membership (Organization, Certificate number, and Level of Membership/Certification)

Becoming a Certified Group Psychotherapist signifies that a clinician has met nationally accepted standards to practice as a group psychotherapist. This required that the applicant has documented clinical credentials and specific group psychotherapy credentials (see below). Candidates must have completed a graduate degree in a mental health discipline accepted by the Certification Board and achieved the highest state clinical licensure and/or clinical membership/certification in their designated national professional organizations. They must also meet specific group training requirements and provide documentation that they hold current malpractice insurance either through their practice or agency. The Certification Board requires a recertification process every two years to maintain one's CGP. Click here for specific application requirements.

Associate Clinical - For those with a Masters Degree and the highest level of state licensure and/or applicable certification. Please have the following information ready before continuing if applying for this Membership Type:
  • Professional Education - Degree, Year granted, Granting Institution, Dates, and Major for each degree
  • Professional Designation (select one of the options in Section II)
  • Clinical Credentials - State Disciplinary License info (State, License number, Expiration Date, and Title of License) or Designated National Certifications or Membership (Organization, Certificate number, and Level of Membership/Certification)
Adjunct - For those who have experience leading therapeutic, educational and/or consulting groups. Please have the following information ready before continuing if applying for this Membership Type:
  • Professional Education - Degree, Year granted, Granting Institution, Dates, and Major for each degree
  • Professional Designation (select one of the options in Section II)
  • Experience Leading groups - Type of group, Institution, Dates, and Responsibilities for each group led
New Professional - For those who have graduated within the past three years. Please have the following information ready before continuing if applying for this Membership Type:
  • Professional Education - Degree, Year granted, Granting Institution, Dates, and Major for each degree
  • Professional Designation (selection one of the options in Section II)
Student/Resident - Verification of full-time student status will be required. Please make sure to also have the following information ready before continuing if applying for this Membership Type:
  • Professional Education - Degree, Year granted, Granting Institution, Dates, and Major for each degree
  • Professional Designation (selection one of the options in Section II)
Academic - For those with at least a Master's Degree who have held a faculty position at an accredited institution, including an academic appointment for a minimum of three years. Please email your CV to info@agpa.org and also, make sure to have the following information ready before continuing if applying for this Membership Type:
  • Professional Education - Degree, Year granted, Granting Institution, Dates, and Major for each degree
  • Professional Designation (select one of the options in Section II)
  • Faculty Appointments - Position, Academic Appointment, Institution, and Dates for up to two appointments
  • Publications - Title of Article/Publication, Journal or Publisher, Year published for up to two publications
Research - For those with at least a Master's Degree who have published a minimum of two research papers in group studies. Please email your CV to info@agpa.org and also, make sure to have the following information ready before continuing if applying for this Membership Type:
  • Professional Education - Degree, Year granted, Granting Institution, Dates, and Major for each degree
  • Professional Designation (selection one of the options in Section II)
  • Publications - Title of Article/Publication, Journal or Publisher, Year Published for up to two publications