Quarterly Meeting for Members and Colleagues

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


Friday 21st February 2020, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL

Fee: £40 (£20 for IGA Students)


Transgenerational Forces: Transmission of Trauma

This will be an interactive workshop with Teresa Von Sommaruga Howard.

We will work with a landscape genogram, talk to each other in pairs and in the median group to help make new personal and social connections to our family histories.

To give you a focus, please bring a photograph of a relative from a previous generation who has been influential in your life.

Teresa’s professional background mirrors her diverse personal background. She is an architect, systemic therapist, group analyst and rebirther, but working with large groups internationally in everyday situations is her passion. 

She co-authored, Design through Dialogue: A Guide for Clients and Architects, Wiley (2010), which integrates her background as both a practising architect and group analyst. Recently she initiated a series of ongoing workshops, Creating Large Group Dialogue in Organisations and Society to encourage group analytic larger group thinking in everyday life.

She is an Honorary Member of the IGA, and a Fellow and former Treasurer of the IAGP.


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

09.30 Registration
10.00 Large group
11.30 Break
11.50 Presentation
13.15 Notices
13.30  Lunch (provided)
14.30 Large Group
16.00 End


Flyer here


Dates for your Diary:

19th June 2020: Eva Wojciechowska 



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