American Academy of Group Psychology

The American Academy of Group Psychology is an organization of psychologists who are ABPP Board Certified in the specialty of Group Psychology. The Academy provides member services, promotes recognition of Certified Group Psychologists, and encourages those qualified by training and experience to become candidates for Board Certification in Group Psychology.

The American Board of Group Psychology for Group Specialty Certification was founded in 1998. Once the founding members were certified, the Academy was formed to serve the public and the growing membership of group psychologists in the United States and Canada.

The merged board reinvigorates the current academy, and oversees the new website, These Group Psychologists are highly credentialed, often found in prominent positions in psychology including universities, government agencies, medical schools, correctional facilities, and private practice.

The Group Academy has the following objectives:

  • Promote Board Certification, particularly in Group Psychology.
  • Increase the numbers of psychologists who are Board Certified in Group Psychology.
  • Work cooperatively with the American Board of Professional Psychology.