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Founded in 1973, the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes, IAGP is a worldwide network of professionals involved in the development of group psychotherapy and group processes, in the areas of theory, clinical practice, training, education research and consultancy. On this page, you can read about the IAGP and its officers.


The IAGP Board of Directors and Officers (2012-2015)


Our recent 8th IAGP Pacific Rim Regional Congress (See enlarged version here)
 

Bullet INTRODUCTION
The International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP) is a network of professionals involved in the development of group psychotherapy and group processes in the areas of theory, clinical practice, training, education, research and consultancy. 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. These meetings have great potential for furthering international cooperation on training, research, clinical work and consultancy in a multicultural society. On 12th August, 2003, the IAGP was incorporated in Switzerland, and on 10th October, 2003, it was granted the status of a Swiss tax-exempt charity (Reg. no. 409/2003). To find out more about the IAGP's history, please see the paper by Anne Schutzenberger, our Honorary Archivist, which appeared in an edition of our journal, Forum. (This past edition of Forum is available in electronic format. A more recent history of the IAGP will be available soon.)

In June 2006, the members voted to change the name of the IAGP from 'The International Association of Group Psychotherapy' to 'The International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes.' This was done to reflect the expansion of our members' interests. Despite the name change, the acronym 'IAGP' will remain the same.

In addition to acting as an umbrella for its own affiliate organisations and running events with organisational partners throughout the world, the IAGP is seeking to further its mission through cooperation with the Word Psychiatric Association (WPA) and other carefully selected international umbrella organisations. 
Further details here.


Some materials about us:

 
Bullet WHO WE ARE
IAGP is a truly international and global organization. The current Board of Directors comprises
people from 19 countries. Our affiliate organizations and individual members are group
psychotherapists and group processors from many different theoretical orientations from
around the world.

The following is a list of our officers for the 2015-2018 term.

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Kate Bradshaw Tauvon MA, GA Dip, TEP (Sweden) - President
president@iagp.com
Richard Beck, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA (USA) - Vice President
vicepresident@iagp.com
Teresa von Sommaruga Howard Dipl Arch, Mem IGA (UK/New Zealand ) – Treasurer
treasurer@iagp.com
Catherina Mela MD, PhD (Greece) - Secretary
secretary@iagp.com  
Maria Van Noort (Netherlands) - Senior Executive Member
sem@iagp.com
Ahmed Abdelkarim (Egypt) - Young Professionals Executive Member ypschair@iagp.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Marcia Almeida Batista, PhD (Brazil)
Eva Fahlström Borg, MA (Sweden)
Giovanna Cantarella,PhD (Italy)
Chung Ying Chen, MD. (Taiwan)
Maurizio Gasseau, Ph.D. Prof.(Italy)
Assie Gildenhuys, PhD (South Africa)
Ray Haddock, MBChB, MMedSc, FRCPsych (UK)
Thor Kristian Island (Norway)
Jun Maeda, MA (Japan)
Ekaterina Mikhailova, PhD (Russia)
Nevzat Uctum Muhtar, PhD (Turkey)
Maria da Penha Nery, PhD (Brazil)
Mona Rakhawy, MD, PhD (Egypt)
Esther Stone, MSSW (USA)
Galabina Tarashoeva, MD (Bulgaria)
Marianne Wiktorin, MA (Sweden)
Xu Yong, MD (P R China)
Gerda Winther (Denmark)
Luis Palacios Araus (Spain)
Kaoru Nishimura (Japan)

SECTION CHAIRS
Family Therapy Section
Maite Pi Ordónez, MD (Spain)
familytherapychair@iagp.com

Chair, Analytic Group Section (formerly Group Analysis Section)
Anne Lindhardt M.D (Denmark)
analyticgroupchair@iagp.com

Chair, Organizational Consultancy Section
Position is currently vacant. (The IAGP Executive is supervising the chairing process)
ocschair@iagp.com

Chair, Psychodrama Section
Dena Baumgartner, PhD, TEP (USA)
psychodramachair@iagp.com

Chair, Transcultural Section
Cristina Martinez-Taboada Kutz, PhD (Spain)
transculturalchair@iagp.com

Chair, Young Professionals Section
Ahmed Abdelkarim (Egypt)
ypschair@iagp.com


Consultative Assembly of Affiliate Organizations (CAOA)
Michael Wieser, Mag Dr (Austria) and Kate Bradshaw Tauvon MA, GA Dip, TEP (Sweden)
caoachair@iagp.com


Membership Chairs
Marcia Almeida Batista, PhD (Brazil) and Maria da Penha Nery, PhD (Brazil)
membership@iagp.com

Honorary Archivist
Anne Ancelin Schutzenberger, TEP, PhD. -  France
anne.schutzenberger@wanadoo.fr and anne.schuztenberger@worldonline.fr (Please use both addresses.)

PAST PRESIDENTS
Samuel B. Hadden M.D. (USA): 1973-1977
Raymond Battegay, M.D. (Switzerland): 1977-1980
Malcolm Pines, M.D. (UK): 1980-1984
Jay W. Fidler, M.D. (USA): 1984-1986
Grete Leutz, M.D. (Germany): 1986-1989
Fern Cramer Azima, Ph.D. (Canada):1989-1992
Alberto C. Serrano, M.D. (USA): 1992-1995
Earl Hopper, Ph.D. (UK): 1995-1998
Roberto de Inocencio, M.D. (Spain): 1998-2000
Sabar Rustomjee, FRANZCP (Australia): 2000-2003
Christer Sandahl, Ph.D. (Sweden): 2003-2006
Frances Bonds-White, Ed.D. (USA): 2006-2009
Jorge Burmeister, M.D. (Switzerland/Spain): 2009-2012

IAGP is dedicated to the inspirational thinking and action of
JL Moreno, MD (USA)
and SH Foulkes, MD (UK)


 
Bullet OUR AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS
We now have a separate page with details of our affiliate organizations.
 

 
Bullet OUR SERVICES
Check out the other parts of this site for details of our special interest sections, our congresses and other events, our publications, and our Internet discussion and announcement lists. If you would like to join us, either as an individual or as an organization, please see our membership page. We are always delighted to hear from current and prospective members. Please see our page of contact details.
 

 
Bullet INTERNET DISCUSSION AND ANNOUNCEMENT LISTS
The IAGP currently runs Internet-based discussion and announcement lists. To find out more about the IAGP's online activities, please click here.
 

 


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