Membership Levels

Welcome to the GPALA Membership page. Thank you for your interest in being a part of our organization. In order to make GPALA accessible to as many people as possible, we have introduced a new way to join, contribute and be part of the Group Therapy Association of Los Angeles. Please read through the following options and choose the membership level that best reflects your circumstance and ability to pay.

Level Payment Subscription Information  
Donor-Sponsor Membership $400 Membership expires after 1 Year.

For those who are in a position to join and most generously support GPALA.

Sustainer Membership $200 Membership expires after 1 Year.

For those who can afford a Clinical Membership but would like to give a little more.

CLINICAL MEMBERSHIP $130 Membership expires after 1 Year.

The Clinical Membership is the standard rate of membership. This is the level at which most members join.

Clinical Membership (Reduced Rate) $75 Membership expires after 1 Year.

GPALA is committed to making membership affordable and accessible to everyone in the group therapy community. If you are unable to join at the clinical Membership level of $130, we invite you join at our Reduced Clinical Membership Level. This level might also be appropriate for those at the beginning of a career, those working at non-profit agencies or those winding up a career.

Pre-licensed $40 Membership expires after 1 Year.

Individuals who are currently enrolled in a graduate mental health program or pre-licensed interns/psychological assistants who have a minimum of a master’s degree in a mental health field.

Organizational $450 Membership expires after 1 Year.

For organizations in good standing within the community and interested in promoting group therapy. Organizational membership benefits include

  • Three members of the organization may attend the Principles of Group Psychotherapy course.
  • Employees of the organization may attend GPALA events at member rates;
  • Organizations may list their groups within the GPALA directory


By joining at the Donor-Sponsor Membership Level or the Sustainer Level, you are ensuring that GPALA is able to offer reduced fees to those who are not in the position to join at the standard Clinical Membership rate. Thank you for supporting GPALA as we continue to do outreach to all the group therapists working in Los Angeles under all circumstances! — President William Whitney