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Institute of Group Analysis

The Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) was established 40 years ago by Dr SH Foulkes and a group of colleagues to provide clinical training in group psychotherapy. Since then group analysis has developed a strong presence in many regions of the UK, making the institute of Group Analysis a truly national organisation. The IGA is a National Institute dedicated to providing high quality training in the field of group psychotherapy in numerous national locations.

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Workshops

Workshop

Introductory Weekend in Group Analysis

The Introductory Weekend in Group Analysis offers you the opportunity to gain a valuable insight into how our personal and professional groups function and can help to enhance your effectiveness in all group situations. During the course of the weekend, you will learn the basics of the group analytic perspective by taking part in several experiential groups and a theoretical lecture delivered by an established group analyst. You will have the chance to learn about yourself in a group situation and to observe group processes from the ‘here and now’ experience of participation in a group. The weekend will benefit health professionals, organisational managers and individuals, and will be useful for anyone interested in learning about group dynamics on a professional and/or personal level. We will provide light refreshments on Friday evening and a buffet lunch on Saturday, both are included in the fee. The experiential nature of the course means it is essential that participants attend for the whole duration. Why Group Analysis? Group Analysis is a powerful therapeutic medium that focuses on the relationship between the individual and the group, emphasising the essentially social nature of human experience. As a method of treatment group analysis offers a treatment approach that recognises how emotional, behavioural and psychological emerge in the context of our social groups. Carefully constituted group analytic groups have a long record of helping people with personal problems and in promoting personal development. The Group Analytic approach has profound implications for Group Work and organisational practice in a wide range of health, social and educational settings. Our philosophy is that as personal difficulties arise in groups; groups are the best place to explore, understand and try and resolve them. Early bird fee until 1 February 2019: Early Bird Fee: £415 Standard Fee: £446

Workshop

(Oxford) The Power of Group Attachment

Attachment is a primary instinctual force for meaningful human connectedness, as essential for our physical and emotional survival as food and sex. John Bowlby (‘father’ of the theory) conceived the human mind as a social phenomenon. He proposed that healthy attachment evolves from the cradle to the grave, from the family group to increasingly larger and more sophisticated group configurations. The application of attachment principles to group analysis, to wider psychotherapy practice and to organisations can enhance the quality of care and support to all – fostering environments where learning, emotional growth and wellbeing are cultivated. This conference will be open to anyone who is interested in groups, relationships, organisational life and personal development. Space for further thinking and reflection will be provided in small and large discussion groups.

Workshop

(London) Compassion Focussed Group Psychotherapy Therapy and healing for those “on the edge”

Group analysis offers a helpful multi-perspectival lens through which to improve our understanding and capacity to work with challenges that emerge in groups. The Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) are pleased to introduce, Groups in Action, an exciting and innovative new series of one-day training courses. Founded over 50 years ago, the IGA is the UK’s leading provider of group psychotherapy and Groupwork training.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is a motivational and integrative approach to working with shame and selfcriticism, manifest in a broad range of psychological and emotional difficulty. As a model of human suffering and wellbeing, CFT is now being used not only in a wide range of clinical settings, from primary care to secure forensic services, but also in educational and organisational settings.

CFT and Group Analysis meet in the commitment to offer effective psychotherapeutic interventions to those who have suffered multiple and complex traumas and those who experience high levels of self-blame, self-criticism and shame.

This training has been designed for practitioners, therapists and clinicians who wish to provide a more accessible pathway for this group of individuals. The trainers will offer an overview of the CFT framework and components of group analytic practice that have been brought together to form an integrative model for complex trauma. The day will combine a theoretical overview of Group Analysis and CFT along with practical suggestions for developing, running and managing the dynamics of long-term trauma focused group psychotherapy.

There will be experiential exercises throughout the day, focusing on developing personal practice in self compassion and delivering psychotherapeutic interventions.

Learning outcomes:
This training day will support participants to:
• integrate compassion focused therapy theory and
technique into group-work
• develop their knowledge and practice of group psychotherapy
• engage with the personal practice of self-compassion

Early bird fee until 30 April 2019:
IGA Students: £116
IGA Members: £116/£137
Public: £137/£158

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Open Days

Openday

(London) Open Afternoon

The IGA Open Days / Evenings offer an opportunity to find out more about the various training courses we provide. Course convenors and teaching staff will present the range of courses on offer and will be available to answer your questions about the Institute and our trainings. IGA Open Days and Evenings introduc es the genesis and development of group analytic ideas and training opportunities at the IGA. IGA courses are available across the country and are staffed by expert clinicians, teachers and supervisors. IGA Training Courses are administered and managed locally. Our training courses are multi - tiered, flexible and accessible. The one - year Founda tion Course constitutes the first stage of the training. Satisfactory completion of a Foundation Course is a requirement for progres sion to the one - year Diploma in Group Work Practice that can lead to Groupwork Practitioner Status and Associate Membership of the IGA. Students who wish to attain the professional status of Group Analyst, with full member ship of the IGA and UKCP registration, progress to the Qualifying Course, which can currently be undertaken in London or Manchester. It usually takes a minimum of 3 years from the commencement of the Qualifying Course to submission of the final qualifying paper. Group Analytic training will equip students to understand and to participate more fully in a range of group settings including: work, families, social learning and therapeutic. If you would like to know more about group analysis and group therapy, or how to continue your learning journey, join one of our events or courses.

Openday

(London) Open Evening

The IGA Open Days / Evenings offer an opportunity to find out more about the various training courses we provide. Course convenors and teaching staff will present the range of courses on offer and will be available to answer your questions about the Institute and our trainings. IGA Open Days and Evenings introduc es the genesis and development of group analytic ideas and training opportunities at the IGA. IGA courses are available across the country and are staffed by expert clinicians, teachers and supervisors. IGA Training Courses are administered and managed locally. Our training courses are multi - tiered, flexible and accessible. The one - year Founda tion Course constitutes the first stage of the training. Satisfactory completion of a Foundation Course is a requirement for progres sion to the one - year Diploma in Group Work Practice that can lead to Groupwork Practitioner Status and Associate Membership of the IGA. Students who wish to attain the professional status of Group Analyst, with full member ship of the IGA and UKCP registration, progress to the Qualifying Course, which can currently be undertaken in London or Manchester. It usually takes a minimum of 3 years from the commencement of the Qualifying Course to submission of the final qualifying paper. Group Analytic training will equip students to understand and to participate more fully in a range of group settings including: work, families, social learning and therapeutic. If you would like to know more about group analysis and group therapy, or how to continue your learning journey, join one of our events or courses.

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