ASGW membership categories include Professional, Regular, New Professional, Student, and Retired. ACA membership is not required for membership in ASGW. View our full membership brochure and highlights of membership.
As the official publication of ASGW, The Journal for Specialists in Group Work (JSGW) is an indispensable resource for both practitioners and educators working with groups in clinical, organizational, educational and community settings.
ASGW has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 1011. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ASGW is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Group work is our passion.
The Association for Specialists in Group Work—a division of the American Counseling Association—exists so that members and other helping professionals are empowered with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to practice effective, socially just, and ethical group work in a diverse and global society. We value the creation of community; service to our members, their clients, and the profession; and group leadership as a process to facilitate the growth and development of individuals and groups.
Fulfilling our mission will result in the following OUTCOMES benefiting ASGW members and the profession of group work:
Members experience a vibrant, caring, and diverse community.
Research relevant to group work is systematically supported and disseminated.
ASGW professional standards exist, continue to evolve, and guide group work.
Helping professionals practice evidence-based and innovative group work models.
Group work professionals benefit from opportunities and resources for training, practice, and professional growth.
The principles of multiculturalism, social justice, and global perspectives permeate all group work.