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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 - in 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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“From Crowd Psychology to the Dynamics of Large Groups”

The Group Analytic Section and the Webinar Committee invite you to the presentation of the book: “From Crowd Psychology to the Dynamics of Large Groups” with its author Carla Penna, PhD psychoanalyst, group analyst in Brazil. She is a former president of the Brazilian Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Analytic Psychotherapy  Society of the […]


Dear IAGP Members and Affiliate Organizations, It is a pleasure and an honor for me to invite all of you for a virtual celebration of the successful publication of FORUM 11. It will also be a remarkable occasion to honor Kaoru Nishimura, the outgoing editor-in-chief, for his hard work and dedication to the IAGP scientific […]


Dear IAGP Members and Affiliate Organizations, We are delighted to bring you some significant updates from our community. We are honored to share with you the Annual Report for 2022/2023. This comprehensive report covers the key initiatives and serves as a detailed overview of all the activities and milestones achieved by IAGP during this period. SEE […]

Greetings from FEBRAP for the 50th anniversary of the IAGP

We warmly welcome this video from FEBRAP for the 50th anniversary of the IAGP. The Brazilian Federation of Psychodrama (FEBRAP) is a civil society founded on 21 August 1976. The purpose of FEBRAP is to unite the Brazilian psychodrama entities that adopt as a common basis the philosophy, theory and practices proposed by Jacob Levy […]

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IAGP members from all countries around the World are welcome by IAGP at any and every IAGP conference or event

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 committees including the Trauma and Disaster Management committee and the Education committee.

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 email

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 email

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 email

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. For further information please email

Young professionals section

This section has been officially established in September 2013. Aim of the section is to create a space for young professionals to meet, to think and to produce together for IAGP. The section collaborates with other sections and creates projects, webinars, workshops, fundraising events and invites all young professionals to join in these events. IAGP values and supports young professionals and calls them to become a part of the association, to share about their research and case studies in our discussion list and to participate and present their works in the regional and international conferences.
For further information and to be involved in the projects of YPS, please email

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 email


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.