Introductory Weekend in Group Analysis
Friday 11th March - Sunday 13th March 2016
Fri 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm, Sun 9:30am – 1:40pm
The Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY
Speaker: Morris Nitsun
This highly regarded annual weekend course provides an introduction to group analysis. It consists of several experiential groups with a guest speaker providing a theoretical input on Saturday. The course offers an important opportunity to learn about oneself in a group situation and to observe group processes from the ‘here and now’ experience of participation in a group.
The weekend will be useful for professionals working with patients or clients and for anyone involved in groups at an organisational level, whether in the form of patient/client groups, staff groups, supervision groups, reflective practice groups, work groups or management groups.
The Introductory Weekend is also intended for those who are interested in learning about the group analytic approach for themselves at a personal level in relation to their functioning in groups at home or at work. The group analytic perspective provides a valuable understanding of group functioning that can enhance your effectiveness in all group situations.
The weekend is not residential. A light supper on Friday evening and lunch on Saturday will be provided. The experiential nature of the course means it is essential that participants attend for the whole duration.
Participants who are interested in further training or personal development can attend the IGA Open Afternoon on 4th March 2016.
Morris Nitsun is a consultant psychologist in group psychotherapy in Camden and Islington NHS Trust, in private practice at the Fitzrovia Group Analytic Practice, and a training analyst at IGA London. He has published widely, particularly on the concept of the anti-group. He was recently given the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists award for services to mental health.
Eira Beddall has been a Group Analyst for almost two decades. She has run groups in a number of organisations and settings and worked with a wide variety of clients. She currently works in private practice mainly as a supervisor. Originally a lecturer in adult education, she is involved with the academic and clinical training of future therapists and counsellors.
Seda Sengun qualified in medicine in Turkey and in group analysis in London. She has worked extensively with varied groups both in the third sector and in the NHS. In addition, she has run student, staff and supervision groups. She currently works in private practice and teaches at the IGA.
Tim Thomas has been conducting groups for twenty years. He has run long-term groups in hospitals, clinical training centres as well as being Principal Group Analyst at the Riverside Centre, Hillingdon Hospital. He currently supervises at a London Hospital for Mind.