Becoming a member of IASWG means becoming a member of a community.

“Becoming a member of IASWG…truly made me feel like that work I was doing was part of something bigger than just me…”

– IASWG Student Member

“If you are working with social work groups or want to work with them this is the organization and these are the colleagues for you.”

– Lawrence Shulman, SUNY Buffalo

Founded in 1979, the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) is the premier international association for social workers and allied helping professionals engaged in group work.

The purpose of this non-profit, member-driven organization is to promote excellence in group work practice, education, field instruction, research and publication. The goals of this Association are realized through a program of action and advocacy at both the local and international levels.

Your membership supports our mission. The thousands of members that have joined with us over the years have both benefited by and enriched our association. We hope you become a member too.


Discounted access to

group work journals


Opportunities for presentation

and publication


Access to syllabi and other educational resources


Recognition at symposium and reduced advertising rates

No matter who you are, IASWG provides benefits.