Glimpses, Glitches and Perturbations Accessing unconscious material in Supervision

    Continuing Professional Development

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


    The Institute of Group Analysis
    1 Daleham Gardens
    London NW3 5BY

    Frances Griffiths


    Howard Edmunds
    Margaret Gallop    


    Continuing Professional Development: For those who have completed a Supervision Training or who have supervisory experience.

    Astronomers use perturbations to find new planets and moons; a subtle aberration in an otherwise circular orbit shows the presence of an undetected mass in the vicinity. Perturbations in supervision take the form of incongruities, omissions or the absence of normal responses.

    The visual image is used to provide a glimpse of unconscious and symbolic resonance in the supervision process, maximizing the benefit of supervision for supervisees and clients in a challenging climate for therapists.



    9:45am      Arrival and Registration
    10:00am    Welcome and Introduction
    10:15am    Howard Edmunds – ‘Glitches and Perturbations’
    11:15am    Refreshment Break
    11.45am    Small groups
    12.45pm    Lunch
    1:30pm      Margaret Gallop – ‘Glimpses’
    2:15pm      Small groups
    3:15pm      Refreshment Break
    3:30pm      Median Group
    4:30pm      Close


    Frances Griffiths - is a Supervisor,  Clinical Tutor, Group Analyst and Executive Coach working in private practice in Central London.  Her interest in the impact of supervision on relationships within organisations undergoing cultural change is stimulated by her work in the fields of  education, medicine and forensics. 
    Frances Griffiths, M.Ed (Cantab), M.Sc., B.A., M.InstGA., UKCP, BAPPS, AGPA, Senior Associate, Royal Society of Medicine

    Margaret Gallop - With a background in child education, the NHS, and psycho-dynamic counselling training in higher education, Margaret works as a Group Analytic Psychotherapist in private practice. Her current supervision practice includes group supervision in a psycho-dynamic counselling agency and of mother-infant group work.

    Howard Edmunds -  is co-director and founder of Brighton Therapy Centre, a registered charity. Prior to this, he has worked as a Psychotherapist in the NHS, forensic, statutory and voluntary sectors. He convened the Sussex Partnership NHS clinical supervision course and has worked as both trainer and organisational consultant in a variety of settings. He trained as a Group Analyst with the WPF, and at the IGA as a Group Supervisor.


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