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 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Beck, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA (USA) - Vice President email@example.com
Teresa von Sommaruga Howard Dipl Arch, Mem IGA (UK/New Zealand ) – Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherina Mela MD, PhD (Greece) - Secretary email@example.com
Maria Van Noort (Netherlands) - Senior Executive Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Ahmed Abdelkarim (Egypt) - Young Professionals Executive Member email@example.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)
Family Therapy Section
Maite Pi Ordónez, MD (Spain)
Chair, Analytic Group Section (formerly Group Analysis Section)
Anne Lindhardt M.D (Denmark)
Chair, Organizational Consultancy Section
Position is currently vacant. (The IAGP Executive is supervising the chairing process)
Chair, Psychodrama Section
Dena Baumgartner, PhD, TEP (USA)
Chair, Transcultural Section
Cristina Martinez-Taboada Kutz, PhD (Spain)
IAGP is dedicated to the
inspirational thinking and action of
OUR AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS
We now have a separate page with details of our affiliate organizations.
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.
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.