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    The Therapeutic Alliance in Group Supervision

    Continuing Professional Development

    Saturday 21st March 2015, 9:45am – 4:30pm

    The Quaker Meeting House
    22 School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT

    Margaret Smith

    Kate Lewis


    This course is for all those who supervise in groups or who are interested in developing their understanding of group supervision.

    Themes for the day will include:

    •       Research into the impact of the supervisory relationship

    •       Working with attachment issues in groups and in group supervision

    •       The impact of the supervisor’s attachment style on the supervision group

    •       Attachment styles and the supervision group matrix


    Aims for the day

    •       To provide an opportunity for supervisors to think how they work with supervisees with differing needs in a group

    •       To creatively enhance capacity for working with attachment issues in supervision groups


    The day is for experienced supervisors and for those who may be just starting out as supervisors.


    9:45am        Arrival and Registration
    10:00am     Welcome and Introduction
    10:20am     The therapeutic alliance in group supervision
    11:30am     Refreshment Break
    12:00pm     Small group discussion
    1:00pm       Lunch
    1:45pm       Small group exercise
    2:15pm       Small group discussion
    3:15pm       Refreshment Break
    3:30pm       Median Group
    4:30pm       Close


    Margaret Smith is a Group Analyst and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.  She worked as a Staff Support Manager providing Staff Counselling, Post Trauma Support, Mediation, and Psychotherapy Groups for Staff who work in NHS settings, Consultancy and Supervision within the NHS. She is a member of BAPPS. She currently works independently offering individual and group therapy, supervision training and organizational consultancy.

    Kate Lewis is a Group Psychotherapist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist successfully qualified as a supervisor of groups with the IGA diploma in ‘using groups as a medium for supervision’.  She has worked in private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor and in the NHS in staff support services. She currently works as a Psychotherapist in the NHS where she continues to provide individual and group psychotherapy, individual supervision and group supervision to teams providing therapy for people with personality disorders.


    £95 Members and Associate members
    £105 for other applicants


    To Book/ Methods of Payment:

    Book online
    By phone (020 7431 2693) using your debit card (no charge) or credit card (2% fee).

    Or send your name, address and contact details, including your email address and organisation (please state your occupation) with a cheque (made out to “The Institute of Group Analysis”) £95/ £105 to The Events Administrator, IGA, 1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY

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