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.

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


    Further dates to be confirmed in March, 2020.

    PAST TRAINING COURSES with feedback from delegates:

    Inside and Outside the Walls: Groupwork in Forensic Organisations 

    -“The course enabled my thinking regarding a specific forensic issue as well as linking thoughts overall.”

    -“I really enjoyed the Lebanese lunch-made a nice difference to usual sandwich lunches at such events.”

    -“A really informative course in a great setting, all staff at IGA were very helpful and the presenters were excellent. Thanks “

    Group Awareness from a Contemplative Perspective

    -“ The facilitators were excellent in that they walked the walk & not just talked the talk which would have been so disappointing. The teaching was stimulating and  interesting combined with guidance with the exercises. The facilitators were sensitive to the individuals in the group and welcoming especially as I kept making 'mistakes ' They explained at each point their reasoning behind the exercises which was very helpful. Thank You “

    The Secret Life of Groups: Understanding Teams and Organisations

    -“I enjoyed the group and met some people that were very interesting. The group was made the day useful for me.”

    Safety in Numbers: Groupwork in Prisons and Secure Mental Health Services

    -“ Excellent trainers, highly skilled! Inclusive! And useful. Very reassuring in terms of working with the uncertainty in a forensic setting.”

    - “Really interesting content and delivery was clear, engaging and knowledgeable.”-“It was very informative and thought provoking. The context was well tailored to the audience and it was well structured.”

    Systemic Practice in Groupwork: A Systemic Lens for Meaning and Action in Groups

    -“Excellent short course - good balance of theory, discussion and practice. Very interesting and helpful”

    From Isolation to Empowerment: Groupwork with Refugees and Asylum Seekers

    -"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."

    Church Groups and How to Survive Them - A Training Day for Clergy: Using Insights from Group Analytic Psychotherapy to understand Church Groups~

    -"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."

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

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