Types Of Membership




The following information is taken from Rule 4 of the Rules of the International Organisation of Group Analytic Psychotherapy for an Incorporated Association:




4.  Membership, entry fees and subscription

Membership requirements;

The applicant should be a suitably qualified clinical professional (registered medical practitioner or non-medical practitioner – including psychologist, social worker, registered nurse, occupational therapist or member of such other profession as the Committee from time to time shall deem acceptable.)


Definition and categories of members;

Membership consists of  four different types, Foundation Members, Faculty Members, Ordinary Members and Clinical Members.

- A Founder Member is a member who has;

(a) made significant contributions to the Aims and Purpose of the Association or

(b) has made outstanding contributions to the field of Group Psychotherapy, at a National and/or International level.

- A Faculty Member is a full member of the International Organisation of Group Analytic Psychotherapy or of an Affiliated Group Therapy Association and is now a selected Training Group Analyst and an Accredited Supervisor of the IOGAP.

- An Ordinary Member is a member who has satisfactorily completed the Certificate Course of the IOGAP or an equivalent training program.  Documentary evidence of previous training needs to be submitted with the membership application. 

- A Clinical Member is a professional who has satisfactorily completed more than  200 hours of theoretical seminars in group psychotherapy including conferences in both the Certificate and Advanced course offered by the IOGAP, has been a group leader/conductor or co-leader of both homogenous or heterogeneous groups adding up to 100 hours, concurrent with having received supervision for group work from Clinical Members of the above association or associations affiliated with the IOGAP, Egatin or AGPA.

A further 100 hours of conducting groups with supervision, not necessarily concurrent with any particular training course or with an accredited supervisor is an additional requirement. This may have been completed any time prior to the application for Clinical Membership.

Full members of the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapy (AAGP),  Clinical members of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) or a Certified Group Psychotherapist of AGPA, a Clinical member of GAS London, a Clinical member of HOPE Athens or other associations affiliated with Egatin or of a similar training body are also eligible to apply.


Membership subscriptions yearly are as follows;

- Founding Member                                            Honorary

- Faculty Member                                                Honorary

- Ordinary Member                                             $200.00 AUD

- Clinical Member                                               $200.00 AUD

- Full Member of Affiliated Organisations      $100.00 AUD

- Associate Member                                           $100.00 AUD

- Student Member                                               $100.00 AUD


(1)  A person who applies and is approved for membership as provided in these Rules is eligible to be a member of the Association on payment of the entrance fee and annual subscription payable under these Rules.

(2) A person who is not a member of the Association at the time of the Incorporation of the Association (or who was a member at that time but has ceased to be a member) must not be admitted to membership unless—

(a)he or she applies for membership in accordance with subrule (3); and

(b)the admission as a member is approved by the committee.

(3) An application of a person for membership of the Association must—

(a) be made in writing in the form set out in Appendix 1; and

(b) be lodged with the Secretary of the Association.

(4) As soon as practicable after the receipt of an application, the Secretary must refer the application to the committee.

(5) The committee must determine whether to approve or reject the application.

(6) If the committee approves an application for membership, the Secretary must, as soon as practicable—

(a) notify the applicant in writing of the approval for membership; and

(b) request payment within 28 days after receipt of the notification of the sum payable under these Rules as the entrance fee and the first year's annual subscription.

(7) The Secretary must, within 28 days after receipt of the amounts referred to in subrule (6), enter the applicant's name in the register of members.

(8) An applicant for membership becomes a member and is entitled to exercise the rights of membership when his or her name is entered in the register of members.

(9) If the committee rejects an application, the committee must, as soon as practicable, notify the applicant in writing that the application has been rejected.

(10) A right, privilege, or obligation of a person by reason of membership of the Association—

(a) is not capable of being transferred or transmitted to another person; and

(b) terminates upon the cessation of membership whether by death or resignation or otherwise.

(11) The entrance fee is the relevant amount set out in Appendix 4.

(12) The annual subscription is the relevant amount set out in Appendix 4 and is payable in advance on or before 1 July in each year.


IOGAP will offer suggestions/ facilities where possible for all ordinary members and non-member applicants who wish to receive further training so as to help them start groups of their own under accredited supervisors. Competence as a clinical member is the main aim.  Letters from 2 referees are essential to application for training and membership.


All queries about requirements for membership can be directed to:

The Membership Committee

PO Box 3018

Central Park  Vic  3145

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