Group Analysis is a form of psychotherapy by the group, of the group, including its conductor.
Group analysis aims to achieve a healthier integration of the individual in his or her network of relationships.
Focusing on the relationship between the individual and the group, thus placing emphasis on the essentially social nature of human experience. It is an interactive approach and has many applications in the field of human relations, teaching, training and organisational consultancy.
"The method and theory of group analysis is concerned with a dynamic understanding of the inner working of the human mind as a social, multi-personal phenomenon” (Foulkes 1975) and as such can be applied to groups, individuals, couples, families and applied groups.
The IGA has procedures in place to ensure that qualified Group Analysts are considered suitable for the teaching and supervision of such work undertaken by trainees on the qualifying courses.