About NCGPS

About NCGPS

The Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS) is a professional organization for therapists interested in group psychotherapy. Established over 40 years ago, it is the regional chapter of the American Group Psychotherapy Association ( AGPA), the primary voice for group psychotherapists in the United States.  Like the parent organization, NCGPS sponsors a variety of training experiences and provides a forum for discussion of professional issues related to the practice of group psychotherapy. In addition to training opportunities, NCGPS provides a variety of services to group therapists, other mental health professionals and the community at large. Training Opportunities and Services Include:

Directory of Group Psychotherapy in Northern California

This is an extensive, online, cross-indexed listing of group therapists and the types of therapy groups available both to our membership and to the public.

The Annual Conference/Training Institute

This two and one-half day residential training event features master group therapists, selected for their demonstrated expertise in clinical group psychotherapy, as well as didactic and experiential teaching. It occurs annually in June.

The CGP Training Program

This is an intensive training program in group psychotherapy designed to provide the training needed for qualified mental health professionals to become Certified Group Psychotherapists

The NCGPS Newsletter

This is published three times a year and features articles and information of interest to group psychotherapists.

The “Evening With The Masters” Series

These are small group learning opportunities, provided by senior group therapists, occurring throughout the year.

The Fall Event

An all-day educational event featuring well-known experts with unique views of group psychotherapy.

Peer Consultation Groups

Monthly meetings of 6-10 people provide members with professional support while expanding clinical knowledge. Groups currently exist in San Francisco, Sacramento, and the South Bay.

Monthly Board Meetings

These are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month -- generally via Zoom but 4 times a year are in-person meetings. The meetings are open to all interested members and offer an opportunity to become involved in the NCGPS work force.

Training Resource Library

Audio and video tapes of our past group therapy training events, as well as other group therapy training material.

Group Salons

Small groups of colleagues meet monthly to discuss articles about group therapy and their application to salon participants’ group work. Groups currently exist in San Francisco, Sacramento, and the South Bay.

Group Open Studios

Small gatherings occur throughout NCGPS' widespread geographical area, hosted by senior members of the group therapy community, and offering discussion or training in areas where host has particular expertise or passion.

Click here for membership information. For further information about NCGPS or our various activities, please feel free to contact us.

About NCGPS

About NCGPS

The Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS) is a professional organization for therapists interested in group psychotherapy. Established over 40 years ago, it is the regional chapter of the American Group Psychotherapy Association ( AGPA), the primary voice for group psychotherapists in the United States.  Like the parent organization, NCGPS sponsors a variety of training experiences and provides a forum for discussion of professional issues related to the practice of group psychotherapy. In addition to training opportunities, NCGPS provides a variety of services to group therapists, other mental health professionals and the community at large. Training Opportunities and Services Include:

Directory of Group Psychotherapy in Northern California

This is an extensive, online, cross-indexed listing of group therapists and the types of therapy groups available both to our membership and to the public.

The Annual Conference/Training Institute

This two and one-half day residential training event features master group therapists, selected for their demonstrated expertise in clinical group psychotherapy, as well as didactic and experiential teaching. It occurs annually in June.

The CGP Training Program

This is an intensive training program in group psychotherapy designed to provide the training needed for qualified mental health professionals to become Certified Group Psychotherapists

The NCGPS Newsletter

This is published three times a year and features articles and information of interest to group psychotherapists.

The “Evening With The Masters” Series

These are small group learning opportunities, provided by senior group therapists, occurring throughout the year.

The Fall Event

An all-day educational event featuring well-known experts with unique views of group psychotherapy.

Peer Consultation Groups

Monthly meetings of 6-10 people provide members with professional support while expanding clinical knowledge. Groups currently exist in San Francisco, Sacramento, and the South Bay.

Monthly Board Meetings

These are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month -- generally via Zoom but 4 times a year are in-person meetings. The meetings are open to all interested members and offer an opportunity to become involved in the NCGPS work force.

Training Resource Library

Audio and video tapes of our past group therapy training events, as well as other group therapy training material.

Group Salons

Small groups of colleagues meet monthly to discuss articles about group therapy and their application to salon participants’ group work. Groups currently exist in San Francisco, Sacramento, and the South Bay.

Group Open Studios

Small gatherings occur throughout NCGPS' widespread geographical area, hosted by senior members of the group therapy community, and offering discussion or training in areas where host has particular expertise or passion.

Click here for membership information. For further information about NCGPS or our various activities, please feel free to contact us.