Disrupting Differences: the dynamics of social identity in group analysis

New Readings in Group Analysis (NRGA) Conference 2018

With presentations from Daniel Anderson and Justin Phipps

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Venue: Institute of Group Analysis, London NW3 5BY

The annual New Readings in Group Analysis conference presents an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in Group Analysis, whether member of the public, IGA trainee or IGA member, to come together to discuss emerging ideas, visions and applications in the field. Over the years, the NRGA conferences have promoted dialogue within the Group Analytic field as well as between Group Analysis and other fields. It is a forum where both new and old narratives can be heard and debated, providing an opportunity for reflective and critical thinking about theory and practice and their interrelationship.

This year we have an exciting day planned with two group analysts presenting their work on discourses of difference and identity

Daniel Anderson: ‘Transgender and Transwords in the Social Unconscious'

Justin Phipps: ‘Like Peas in a Pod’- Social Identity, Narcissism and the Elimination of Difference’


9:30 AM                 Registration and refreshments

9:50 AM                 Introduction to the day 

10:00 AM             Presentation followed by Q&A

Daniel Anderson - ‘Transgender and Transwords in the Social Unconscious'

10:45 AM               Refreshment break

10.55 AM               Small group

12:25 PM               Lunch break (provided)

13:25 PM               Presentation followed by Q&A

Justin Phipps – ‘Like Peas in a Pod’- Social Identity, Narcissism and the Elimination of Difference’

14:15 PM               Small group

15:45 PM               Refreshment break

16.00 PM               Large group

17:30 PM               Drinks and snacks



Earlybird fee deadline: 16th April


IGA Students              £39/55

IGA Members             £59/75

Public Fee                   £69/85


Flyer here

The NRGA Committee consists of Claire Barnes, Julia Borossa, Maddy Loat, Daniel Anderson and Francesca Mineo.


Daniel Anderson is a group analyst who initially trained as a psychiatrist. He works as a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and maintains a private practice in Manchester.

Justin Phipps is a group analyst in private practice who has also run groups in the NHS. Before qualifying he worked in overseas aid, law and human rights.

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