The American Board of Group Psychology (ABGP) is a Specialty Board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Board certification in Group Psychology attests to a candidate’s successful completion of the educational, training and experiential requirements of the Group specialty.
The American Board of Group Psychology (ABGP) is a member board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). The latter board oversees the standards and operations of its 15 member boards. The ABGP is responsible for establishing criteria related to the definition, education, training, competencies, and the examination leading to certification as a specialist in Group Psychology. The ABGP is governed by members who are board certified in group psychology and representative of the specialty on a national basis.
Board certification assures the public and the profession that the group psychologist specialist has successfully completed the educational, training, and experience requirements of the specialty including an examination designed to assess the competencies required to provide quality services in group psychology.
Specialties, by definition, are advanced levels of practice including doctoral and post-doctoral preparation.
The Board of Directors for ABGP is responsible for conducting Board examinations in the specialty of Group Psychology, mentoring and training examiners, and awarding the Diploma in Group Psychology. In addition the board oversees business of the group organization.