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).
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. Following the recent election for Governance 2018-2021, the following people are serving on the Board (including the Executive Management Group) and the Ethics and Professional Standards Committee for the next term (2018-2021). They come from 22 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 2018-2021 term.
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT GROUP (EMG)
PRESIDENT: Richard Beck (U.S.A.) firstname.lastname@example.org
VICE PRESIDENT: Catherine Mela (Greece) email@example.com
TREASURER: Michael Wieser (Austria) firstname.lastname@example.org
SECRETARY: Maite Pi (Spain) email@example.com
SENIOR EXECUTIVE MEMBER: Maria van Noort (The Netherlands) firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EXECUTIVE MEMBER: Asmaa Abd El Fattah (Egypt) email@example.com
CHAIR, FAMILY THERAPY SECTION: Domenico Agresta (Italy) firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAIR, ORGANISATIONAL CONSULTANCY SECTION: Peter Howie (Australia) email@example.com
CHAIR, PSYCHODRAMA SECTION: Hatice Nevzat Muhtar (Turkey) firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAIR, TRANSCULTURAL SECTION: Marcia Honig (Israel) email@example.com
CHAIR, YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SECTION: Asmaa Abd El Fattah (Egypt) firstname.lastname@example.org
CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY OF
ORGANISATIONAL AFFILIATES (CAOA)
GENERAL BOARD MEMBERS
Marcia Almeida Batista (Brazil)
Eva Fahlstrom Borg (Sweden)
Chung Ying Chen (Taiwan)
Maurizio Gasseau (Italy)
Jacob Gershoni (U.S.A.)
Ray Haddock (United Kingdom)
Kurt Huseman (Germany)
Camino Urrutia Imtrizaldu (Spain)
Thor Kristian Island (Norway)
Magdalene Jeyarathnam (India)
Jun Maeda (Japan)
Marco Longo (Italy)
Ekaterina Michailova (Russia)
Roberta Mineo (Italy)
Kaoru Nishimura (Japan)
Luis Palacios Araus (Spain)
Galabina Petrova Tarashoeva (Bulgaria)
Marianne Wiktorin (Sweden)
Gerda Winther (Denmark)
Xu Yong (China)
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
COMMITTEE (Not part of the Board of Directors)
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
David Gutmann D.E.S. (France): 2012-2015
Kate Bradshaw Tavon, T.E.P (Sweden): 2015-2018
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.