Quarterly Meeting for Members and Colleagues

Quarterly Meeting for Members and Colleagues for professional contact, dialogue and development (QMMAC)


Friday 4th December 2020, 9.30am – 4.00pm

This meeting will be taking part on Zoom.

Fee: £25 (£20 for IGA Students)


The Life and Work of Harry Guntrip

Guntrip began his working life as a Minister of the Congregational Church in Leeds and later became a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He is known for his major contribution to Object Relations theory, following on from the work of W.R.D Fairbairn. At this meeting of QMMAC we welcome two speakers who are both Church of Scotland ministers and trustees of the Guntrip Trust. Iain Telfer and Helen Alexander will provide input on influences on Guntrip, how his thinking developed and the significance of his contribution to Object Relations theory. They will also introduce us to the work of the Guntrip Trust which is a charity which provides financial support for people in religious vocations seeking psychotherapy.

Iain Telfer is a former parish minister and retired chaplain at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with a keen interest in the value of reflective practice, the relationship between therapy and faith, as well as the benefit of individual and group psychotherapeutic engagement. Helen Alexander is a retired Church of Scotland minister and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who is about to begin the Foundation Course in group analysis.

QMMAC offers the exciting opportunity to meet colleagues and students from group analysis, psychoanalysis and related professional fields for a shared experience of large group work and presentations relevant to working in psychotherapy.

This quarterly meeting provides an enjoyable and supportive space for thinking, dialogue and learning. The regular meetings aim to reduce feelings of professional isolation, stimulate creative discussion and develop a sense of community among those involved in psychodynamic work.

Through shared learning and dialogue, we grow stronger and more confident about our work and its place in the psychotherapeutic milieu.

Suitable for past and present trainees in group analysis (at any level), group analysts, individual analysts and colleagues in other fields with an interest in groups.  

Standard Workshop Programme

9.30 Registration
10.00 Large group
11.30 Break
11.50 Presentation
13.15 Notices
13.30  Lunch (you will have to supply your own!)
14.30 Large Group
16.00 End

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Dates for your Diary:

2021 19 Feb, 18 June, 10 Sept, 3 Dec



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