Group Analysis is a powerful therapeutic medium that focuses on the relationship between the individual and the group, emphasising the social nature of the human experience.
This is an advanced introduction to the theory and practice of group work, which can lead to Group Work Practitioner Status and Associate Membership of the IGA. It is also a necessary part of the full training as a Group Analyst.
- IGA Foundation Course or equivalent training
- Degree or entry essay
- Group to bring to Work Reflection Group agreed with the Course Convenor
- Attendance at a course interview with Convenor and a personal consultation meeting with training Group Analyst
The course runs over 10 block weekends from September 2017 to July 2018 from Friday evenings through to Sunday afternoons.
Course dates - weekend beginning:
September 8th, October 6th , November 3rd , December 1st 2017
January 5th, February 2nd , March 2nd , April 11th , June 1st, July 6th 2018
National Learning Experience
This three day event will provide an opportunity to explore some area of the curriculum in greater depth and an extended experience of working together in various groups with students from across the country, 27th -29th April 2018 (venue TBC).
1 trial essay
2 essays - 1 theoretical, 1 reflective practice
WRG supervisor's report and work place supervisor's report where relevant
Structure of Work Reflection Group (WRG)
WRG typically consist of up to 6 students and a WRG supervisor. Students take turns to present their work with the group that they have chosen to present in the WRG and this is discussed from a group analytic perspective by the whole WRG. Time is allowed for reflection on the process of the WRG itself. There is typically a minimum of 5 hours per student over the year for presentation and assessment.
Arrangements for Groups Presented
A wide range of groups are acceptable for the purposes of the Diploma Groups may take place, for example, in health settings, in social care settings, in various settings in the community and in the wider spectrum of work places. The suitability of the group should be discussed with the Course Convenor before applying for the course. Some of the issues to be considered will include: frequency of group; stability of the membership of the group; nature of the student’s role within the group; ethical issues.
Membership of a psychotherapy group is a requirement of the course and fees for this are payable directly to the group conductor.
Centre for Group Therapy, Abbey Mews (off Jack’s Lane), Turvey, Bedfordshire, MK43 8DH (situated in the grounds of The Monastery of Christ the Saviour, adjacent to Turvey Abbey.
Accommodation and meals are available for students.
Fee: £3950, non-refundable registration fee of £200 payable with application.
Deadline for applications: 31st July 2017