Author Archives : Andrew Eig


ABGP Announces Scholarship

Who We Are: The American Board of Group Psychology (ABGP), represents the Group Specialty within the American Board of Professional psychology (ABPP). Group Psychology is recognized as a specialty by both the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and the American Psychological Association (APA). What We Want to Do: We believe that Board Certified training […]


American Psychological Association Declares Group Psychotherapy a Specialty

The American Psychological Association (APA) has declared group therapy a specialty. This good news came after several group organizations included ABGP and Division of 49 (The group division of APA) along with the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) petitioned for this recognition. Most group clinicians are well aware of the specialized training that group requires, […]


A Note from the Secretary

Dear ABGP members, This past Friday and Saturday your ABGP board convened for its annual face-to-face meeting in Chicago. We are a small membership of nearly fifty members. As many of you may know, our existence within ABPP has been questioned at times. With the stewardship of our president, Dr. Joel Frost and the past […]


12 Reasons to Get Certified by Lorraine Wodiska, Ph.D., ABPP (Group)

Why Get Certified? The practice of American Psychology has become increasingly complex and competitive. There has been a decided trend toward practice focused in delimited areas with a number of such areas emerging as specialties. The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) establishes and continually incorporates the current developments in the definition and requirements of […]


A Five Minute Lesson with Dr. Gil Spielberg.

    Feel free to post your comments below.     5-Minute Lessons #1   Within 300 seconds or less I invite the reader to learn something new, or re-learn something old, about group psychotherapy.   PROBLEM In a recent group, the newest member (approximately 3 months) suddenly decided to re-locate to anther state. Her […]


Welcome to our blog!

Hi Everyone, Welcome to the ABGP blog. This space will be used to post announcements of conference, current findings and theoretical papers related to group. We also will have group dilemmas posts where senior clinicians will provide their take on the common problems in group treatment. Regards, Andy Eig, PHD, ABPP