Open Afternoon

    Diploma in Group Supervision
    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 IGA Open Days/Evenings offer an opportunity to find out more about the various training courses we provide.

    On Saturday 9th February, the co-directors of the Supervision Diploma, Leonie Hilliard and Sara Perren, will be available to meet with prospective students.

    We are currently actively recruiting students for the final few places available on the 2019 training, which begins on the weekend of 30/31 March 2019.   We are also happy to meet potential students for future trainings.

    This is an intensive and rewarding training which is aimed at both experienced practitioners who wish to underpin their practice with a sound theoretical base, and also less experienced practitioners who may be making a start on their supervision practice.  The training qualifies therapists to work with individuals and groups.  Past students have also found that this training offers an opportunity for continuing personal development in a broader sense.

    The afternoon will offer an opportunity to meet and speak informally with the course directors.  However, if sufficient people are interested in attending, we will arrange a more formal group discussion.  This would last for an hour, and for non-group analysts, is a really useful introduction to the facilitated, but unstructured group that is at the heart of all group analytic trainings.  The opportunity for free association in a group can be an experience of rich and varied resonances, often new and unexpected, for both group members and group conductors.  It is a particularly helpful way into thinking about using the group as a medium of discussion.

    This is a free event, refreshments will be provided!

    2:00pm – 5:00pm
    Informal discussion with Diploma Supervision co-directors
    Small group discussion (TBC)

    Book Online or call the National Office on 020 7431 2693

    There is further information about the Supervision Diploma available on our website,



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