Heloisa Fleury (Brazil)

Welcome to the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP)

IAGP is a leading global organization dedicated to advancing the field of group psychotherapy and group processes. For half a century, IAGP has promoted, advanced, and advocated for the transformative power of groups, serving as a beacon of unity and bridging cultures, disciplines, and methodologies.

One of IAGP´s most significant achievements is fostering an international community. We work hard to break down geographical, cultural, and language barriers, uniting professionals from diverse backgrounds and facilitating cross-cultural dialogue, enriching the field with a global perspective.

IAGP has been instrumental in the international development of group interventions in clinical practice, consultancy, education, research, and socio-cultural settings. Recently, IAGP has also provided resources and support for social and collective traumas.

We invite individual members and IAGP Affiliated organizations to join our efforts to promote interdisciplinary dialogue, integrate knowledge, broaden perspectives, and develop innovative approaches that meet the unique needs of individuals and communities, including those facing wars, displacements, and other traumatic conditions.

The future of our field lies in the hands of the next generation. Let us invest in the professional development of emerging young professionals to ensure the continued growth and vitality of group psychotherapy and group processes.

By focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion, aiming for global outreach, and nurturing future generations, we can shape the future of group psychotherapy and group processes to make a lasting impact on the well-being of individuals, communities, and societies.

Please, visit our website to learn more about our organization.

Heloisa Fleury, IAGP President

Benefits of becoming an IAGP Member

Individual members have free access to all the IAGP material, including:

  • Recorded materials of Webinars and other IAGP activities
  • Reduced rates in our congresses and sponsored conferences
  • Webinars and Online Symposiums
  • Access to our Annual Publication with Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • Globeletter Newsletter
  • Discussion forums and intervision online groups for members only

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.

Sections and committees of IAGP

The community of IAGP is arranged into six special interest sections in family therapy, group analytic group work, psychodrama, organizational consultancy and transcultural issues. In latest section to be added was the young professionals section and was established by the board in early September 2013. Members may belong to multiple sections at once.

Family Therapy

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 more information email:

Analytic Group

The Analytic Group Section (formerly Group Analysis) 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 more information email:

Organizational Consultancy

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 more information please email:


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 more information email:

Young Professionals

We values and supports young professionals and calls them to become part of IAGP, 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. The section collaborates with other sections and creates projects, webinars, workshops and fundraising events. For more information please email:


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 more information please email:

Benefits of becoming an IAGP Affiliate organisation

Affiliate members have access to an international assembly of affiliates. The benefits of membership include:

  • Access to research platforms
  • Offering webinars and online Symposiums
  • Access to our Annual Publication with Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • International tracks at congress
  • Working together on mutual projects of interest

Membership is open to organizations with group modalities, consultants and group leadership who are sponsored by a professional who is familiar with their work with groups. Discounts apply for those organizations from countries categorized by the World Bank.

Support IAGPs continuous growth

Dear Friends & Colleagues, Thank you so much for your support to IAGP. We are developing many projects that need your contribution.