Short Training Courses

Groups in Action (London)

The Institute of Group Analysis are pleased to introduce Groups in Action, a series of Short Training Courses that aims to extend the reach of group analytic methods in application to a variety of client groups and professional settings. Each training day has specific training aims and learning outcomes. CPD certificates will be provided. 

For more information about our upcoming short training courses in this series please click on the course title. You can also find information on our past events on the bottom of this page.


From Isolation to Empowerment: Groupwork with Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Friday 19th October 2018. 10:00am - 5:00pm

Conflict, Authority and Difference in Churches: A Training Day for Clergy and Church Leaders
Friday 16th November 2018, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Understanding Groups in General Practice and Working At Scale: A Training Day for General Practitioners
Friday 7th December 2018, 10:30am - 4:00pm

Safety in Numbers: Groupwork in Prisons and Secure Mental Health Services 
Friday 25th January 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Compassion Focused Group Psychotherapy: Therapy and healing for those “on the edge”

Friday 14th June 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm



Ticket prices (Early Bird / Full Fee)

 IGA Students:     £116 
 IGA Members:     £116/ £137
 Public: £137 / £158 
* Price list for short training courses advertised after August 2018

If you have any questions about these Short Training Courses, please contact IGA Administrator, at

PAST TRAINING COURSES with feedback from delegates:

Systemic Practice in Groupwork: A Systemic Lens for Meaning and Action in Groups
Saturday 13th October 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Group Awareness from a Contemplative Perspective
Friday 6th July 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Secret Life of Groups: Understanding Teams and Organisations
Friday 11th May 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Group Dynamics for Mindfulness Teachers and Practitioners
Friday 4th May 2018. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Safety in Numbers: Groupwork in Prisons and Secure Mental Health Services
Friday 13th October 2017, 09:30am - 4:45pm

Saturday 22 October 2016, 10:00am - 5:00pm 

Friday 2 December 2016, 10:00am - 5:00pm 

"This was my second experience this year of training by Freedom from Torture. Again, it felt both safe and exciting: a fascinating subject, where a great deal of information had to be disseminated in a short time, and a large number of participants required skilful facilitation by the two course leaders, Robin Ewart-Biggs and Sarah Tucker. All of this was delivered. I felt both stimulated by the breadth and depth of the wide range of issues covered, and securely contained by the wisdom and experience of Sarah and Robin, enabling me to participate as fully as possible."

"I will continue to draw on the very impressive range of topics we covered in this training and, best of all, it was a really marvellous, inspiring day where I met people I knew and people I didn't know, and felt comfortable with both."

"I gained a better appreciation of the difficult circumstances facing asylum seekers and refugees, and how these might influence my style of working."

"It was very good: multiplicity of voices from the front; space for questions; conductors were approachable and helpful."

"Enlightening, informative and enjoyable. It has provided me with useful techniques to put into practice."

"Courses like this are long overdue and much needed."

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