Institute of Group Analysis

<p>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.</p>

CoursesCourses

Diploma in Supervision

Start date: Saturday, 9 February 2019 @ 09:15
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Using the Group as the Medium of Supervision

“The primary purpose of supervision is to throw light on the therapeutic relationship; its secondary purpose is to enhance the student’s skills as a therapist. In group supervision, it is not only the experience and “know-how” of the supervisor that makes a difference, but the dialogue between colleagues of the supervision group, each of whom has a different perspective on the therapeutic situation.” - Behr and Hearst 2005

The course is open to group analysts, group psychotherapists, individual psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists and counsellors, who have had three years’ post qualification experience.

Successful applicants will be expected to be working as supervisors with a group of supervisees by the start of the course or be planning to do so. The training is psychodynamic in its orientation, but therapists from other trainings, who are interested in using the group as the medium for supervision, are welcome to apply. The course covers group supervision of groups and dyadic work.

The training involves 45 hours theory and 15 hours median group experience. In addition 45 hours of group supervision of supervision will take place weekly either face to face or via telephone conferencing/Skype. There will be a 5,000-word essay to complete in order to qualify.

Entry Requirements:

• Applicants should have completed a recognised Qualifying training in Psychotherapy or have qualified as Psychodynamic Counsellors
• Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience and they should be practicing therapists, receiving regular supervision
• Candidates will need to be either running a supervision group or demonstrate that they will have a supervision group to bring to the course

For any queries or if you wish to discuss the course, please email the current Course Directors, Leonie Hilliard, leoniesupervision@groupanalysis-uk.co.uk and Jo Joyce, JoSupervision@groupanalysis-uk.co.uk

WorkshopsWorkshops

(London) Safety in Numbers: Groupwork in Prisons and Secure Mental Health Services

Start date: Friday, 25 January 2019 @ 10:00
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Price: £158
This course will be of interest to frontline and senior staff who work in prisons and secure mental health settings. It will also be of interest to those working in the community and voluntary sector offering support, advice and/or therapeutic help to this client group.

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

Early Bird fee until 1 December 2018:
IGA Students £116
IGA Members: £116 / £137
Public: £137 / £158

(London) Brexit: Who is Afraid of Group Attachments?

Start date: Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 10:00
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Price: £79
Brexit means what? More than two years on … we still do not know. So we’ve decided to organise a workshop to explore Brexit, or otherwise, from an attachment and group-analytic perspective.

John Bowlby, a quintessentially English gentleman, conceived attachment as a primary instinctual force for meaningful human connectedness, essential for our physical and emotional survival. Healthy attachment evolves from individual to group bonding. The UK is a mature democracy which has played a significant role on international development. The European Union is a serious, ambitious project in the making – in which increasingly larger, more sophisticated and ever evolving forms of group collaboration, and of group attachments, are being tried. Who is afraid of that? Is Brexit a ‘mutation’ to maximise survival of the fittest or the richest? Is survival of the other a threat to my survival?

This workshop will be open and inclusive, with the aim of creating an atmosphere where dialogue and mutual understanding can be cultivated. Delegates will be encouraged to take an active part in the reflective space provided by professionally conducted, small and large, discussion groups.

Early Bird fee until 30 November 2018:
IGA, BC, SRF members: £49 / £59
Public fee: £69 / £79

Introductory Weekend in Group Analysis

Start date: Friday, 8 March 2019 @ 17:30
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Price: £446
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

(London) Beautiful Thing? A Gay Person in Your Family, A Gay Person in Your Group

Start date: Saturday, 23 March 2019 @ 09:30
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Price: £89
A Film Showing of Beautiful Thing (1996) Panel Discussion Small Groups Large Group Drinks Afterwards CPD certificates and Lunch will be provided.

(Oxford) The Power of Group Attachment

Start date: Saturday, 27 April 2019 @ 09:15
Venue: Ripon College Cuddesdon
Price: £75
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.

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

Start date: Friday, 14 June 2019 @ 10:00
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Price: £158
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 daysOpen days

(London) Open Afternoon

Start date: Saturday, 1 June 2019 @ 14:00
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Price: £0
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.

(London) Open Evening

Start date: Friday, 13 September 2019 @ 18:00
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis
Price: £0
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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