Save the date for February 2024 ASGW Conference. Location to be annouced.

Group Work…
is Our Passion

The Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) empowers helping professionals with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to practice effective, socially just, and ethical group work in a diverse and global society.

President’s Welcome Note

Greetings, Fellow Group Workers – Welcome to the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Whether you are a returning member, new member, or just visiting, we hope you will take a moment to browse.

ASGW is a welcoming community where members share a passion for providing effective, culturally responsive group work across multiple settings and professions. I am honored to serve as ASGW President (2021-2022). As we look forward to the upcoming year, I want to highlight some exciting ongoing efforts and opportunities…

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ASGW Statements

ASGW Statement on Affirming Choice

ASGW stands with other ACA divisions in Affirming Choice. We unconditionally affirm that, as mental health professionals, we believe in the empowerment of women and that all human beings have rights to privacy and personal decision-making about their own bodies.

ASGW Statement on the School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

We are devastated by the recent senseless murders of grocery shoppers in Buffalo, NY, churchgoers in Orange County, CA and now schoolchildren and teachers in Uvalde, TX. We are grieving for their lives violently cut short and heartbroken for their shocked families.

ASGW Statement of Support Against Hate

Statement from ACA Divisions to affirm support for LGBTQIA populations in light of discriminatory initiatives and legislation nationwide, referencing the long history of ACA’s stance against discrimination as antithetical to the profession of counseling.

Presidential Statement – Members Meeting April, 2021

Presidential Statement from the ASGW Members Meeting, April 2021

ASGW Statement on Where We Stand and What We Believe

ASGW Statement on Where We Stand and What We Believe

ASGW Statement on Anti-Trans and LGBTQIA Initiatives

ASGW Statement on Anti-Trans and LGBTQIA Initiatives

ASGW Statement on this Divided Nation

ASGW Statement on this Divided Nation

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