We still have space for new members in the Division 49 Institute. The goal of the Institute is to raise attention to the cultural, social, and political contexts that are a part of group psychology and group psychotherapy. By striving to counteract historical oppressions and marginalization, we hope to envision a subdiscipline, and our larger field of psychology, as one that honors and uplifts all people. This can only be accomplished by understanding issues of oppression and marginalization from the perspective of those who are a part of these groups.
Over two years, participants in the Institute will:
- Participate in leadership trainings concurrent with the 2022 APA Convention.
- Observe and participate in portions of these Board meetings (2022 APA Convention in Minneapolis, August 4-7; APA midwinter meeting January 2023).
- Develop and execute a leadership project that contributes to increasing awareness of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in group psychology and group psychotherapy and present the results at the APA Convention.
We also encourage early career psychologists to attend our event, Engaging Clients in Psychoeducational Groups, on April 5, 2022, at 11:00am CST. This free event will consist of a one hour discussion on how to create and maintain thriving psychoeducational groups. This is a space to share experiences, knowledge and resources with your colleagues. This event is hosted by Division 49 and the Division 49 Early Career Professional Task Force.
To enroll in the Institute, please complete the application.