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October 2017– June 2018

30 Wednesday evenings

Venue Brighton Consulting Rooms, 18A Clermont Road, Brighton BN1 5SG
Note: the building is accessible to participants using a wheelchair or with a mobility impairment.

Dates October 11th 2017 - June 20th 2018
Times Wednesdays 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Fees 2017-18:  

Option A £1359 (deposit £159 + £1200 fully in advance)
Option B £1399 (deposit £159 + 8 x monthly payments of £155)
(GASi Student membership fee of £30 is included in the course fees)

Note the registration fee is non-refundable.

2017-18 dates:
11th October – 13th December 2016
10th January – 14th March 2017
18th April – 20th June 2017

Staff: Stephen Arcari, Radha Bhat, Jane Blunden, Pam Millard, Marcus Page, Brian Solts, Marlene Spero and Vivian de Villiers

All staff who teach or who conduct small groups on the course are group analysts and Full Members of the Institute of Group Analysis. Their experience includes inpatient and outpatient groups in the NHS; therapeutic work with children, adolescents and families in CAMHS and Social Care and Health; working in drug and alcohol addiction units; and consulting to staff teams and organisations in the public and voluntary sector.

Accreditation: The Attendance Certificate awarded for the Foundation Course is accredited by the Institute of Group Analysis and enables students who already have a degree to progress to further clinical training with the IGA. It also enables students to become an Associate Member of Group Analytic Society (international)


Please see full details of progression from the Foundation Course to the Diploma in Group Work Practice and Qualifying Course with UKCP registration.

Contact: Jane Blunden (Course Convenor) -  | 01273 724761



  1. Complete the online application via the IGA website
  2. Once you have completed the first step, please download this brief application form and fill in your details and then make payment as directed and send the printed form to the postal address listed on the last page.

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