Saturday 21st May 2016, 10:00 – 17.00
    Institute of Group Analysis
    1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY

    A World in Common?

    Group Analysis meets Psychosocial Studies

    This is Part 1 of two linked workshops presented by the IGA and APS –
    Part 2 will take place on 24 September 2016 (attendance at both workshops is desired but not essential).

    Marion Brown (Chair, IGA) and Sasha Roseneil (Chair, APS)

    APS: Dr David Jones, Professor Lynn Froggett and Dr Bruna Seu

    IGA: Christopher Scanlon, Dr Linde Wotton and Martin Weegman


    Group Analysis is a long established psychotherapy, with roots in psychoanalysis and sociology, which has a wide range of organisational applications and wealth of knowledge about the workings of groups and organisations and the experiences and roles of individuals within them. Psychosocial Studies is a much newer transdisciplinary field of academic research and teaching, which emerged out of dissatisfaction with the disciplinary divisions between sociology and psychology and with existing ways of understanding the relationship between psychic and social life, and which draws on a wide range of intellectual traditions, including psychoanalysis, critical theory, post-structuralism and feminism and queer theory.

    In these two one-day workshops we will explore what Group Analysis and Psychosocial Studies have in common, what they might have to offer each other, and where they might diverge. Leading figures from the two fields will present short talks to the assembled company of group analysts and psychosocial studies scholars, and other interested parties. There will be plenty of time for discussion of the papers, with small groups in the morning and a free-ranging large group in the afternoon.


    10.00 - 10.30               Registration and coffee

    10.30 - 10.45               Introduction to the day – Marion Brown and Sasha Roseneil

    10.45 - 12.15               Psychosocial Studies: three perspectives (20 minutes papers, plus Q&A)

    Between a rock and a ‘soft’ place: psychosocial studies, shared experience and the arts.
     Lynn Froggett (University of Central Lancashire)

    War and Order: shaping thought about the individual and the social body.
    David W. Jones (University of East London)

     Virtual bystanders to human rights violations and humanitarian crises: a psychosocial inquiry into denial and social responsibility.
    Bruna Seu (Birkbeck, University of London)

    12.15 - 13.15               Small discussion groups

    13.15 - 14.00               Lunch (provided)

    14.00 - 15.30               Group Analysis: three perspectives (20 minutes papers, plus Q&A)

    Do good fences make good neighbours? Psychoanalysis, Group Analysis, Group Relations, and disturbances of groupishness in the psychosocial project.
    Christopher Scanlon

    The Musical Matrix and the Improvisation of Belonging.
    Linde Wotton

    Group Analysis and Discipline Anxiety; time for a paradigm change?
    Martin Weegman

    15.30 - 15.45               Refreshments  

    15.45 - 17.00               Large Group

    17.00                           Finish

    Abstracts from each of the speakers can be found here

    Ticket prices:

    (Early Bird / Full Fee)

    Public                                    £49 / £60

    IGA/APS Members                 £39 / £50

    IGA/APS Students                 £29 / £40

    Please note that the deadline for the Early Bird tickets was 15th April 2016.

    Flyer can be found here




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