Div. 49

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Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy
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Group Specialty

Group psychology and group psychotherapy are now recognized as formal specialities in psychology.

About Us

Div. 49 provides a professional home for all psychologists interested in the study and application of group dynamics. The division promotes the development and advancement of the field of group psychology and the modality of group psychotherapy through research, teaching and education and clinical practice.

News and Resources

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President's Message

Welcome to APA's Div. 49 (Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy), In 2021 we continue to face the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, which has been made worse by the longer-standing social problems of economic inequality and embedded racism in so many of our public and private institutions. We will continue to face these issues and have been fortunate to have had strong and thoughtful Society leadership that leaves us ready to carry on.


Get Involved

We invite you to learn more about our Society and considering joining. Once you become a member, there are many ways to get involved.

Donate through the division’s APF fund.

Become a member.


Submit award nominations.



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From APA Publications


Div. 49 Newsletter

The Group Psychologist

Stay up-to-date with news and resources for students and psychologists at all career levels by reading the latest issue of our newsletter.


Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice

Div. 49’s journal publishes original, empirical articles, theoretical analyses, literature reviews and brief reports.


Member Benefits

Discover the academic and professional resources available when you become a Div. 49 member.


Explore the history of Div. 49, as well as resources and videos for those interested in groups.


To learn more about Div. 49, ask questions or become involved, we invite you to contact us.

Last updated: March 2022Date created: January 2011