Group Psychology

The American Board of Group Psychology (ABGP) is a member board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). The ABPP oversees and authorizes the credentialing activities of thirteen specialty boards. The ABGP is responsible for establishing criteria related to the definition and requirements for education, training, competencies, and the examination, which leads to Board Certification in Group  Psychology. The ABGP is governed by a Board of Directors who are certified in Group Psychology and are representative of the specialty on a national basis.


The Board, in association with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), is responsible for conducting Board examinations in the specialty of Group Psychology, mentoring and training examiners, and awarding the Diploma in Group Psychology. Board Certification by ABGP, is intended to certify that the successful candidate has completed the educational, training and experience requirements of the specialty, including an examination designed to assess the competencies required to provide quality services in the specialty of Group Psychology. The primary objective of the ABGP Board Certification process is to recognize, certify, and promote competence in the specialty.


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