Quarterly Meeting for Members and Colleagues

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


Friday 11th September 2020, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

This meeting will be taking part on Zoom.

Fee: £25 (£20 for IGA Students)


‘The Aggressive Potential and Democratic Pulses’

Dr Nini Fang shares her most recent work in which she locates anger in the social-political context of racial injustice.  She shows how ‘anger‘ deserves a more politically sensitive understanding than that offered by classical psychoanalytic thinking.  She says, “I work with a democratic vision and Winnicott’s theory as I interweave personal narratives with the theory. Hopefully my story-telling will generate resonance in the audience.”  The presentation weaves together some of her most challenging, day-to-day encounters with colonial mentality as a university lecturer and racial other.


Nini Fang is a lecturer in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and is a Board Member of the Association for Psychosocial Studies (APS).  Her latest publication is ‘Feeling/Being Out of Place: Psychic Defence against the Hostile Environment’ in the Journal of Psychosocial Studies.  More info can be found here.

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 (you will have to supply your own!)
14.30 Large Group
16.00 End


Flyer here



Dates for your Diary:

2020 4 Dec 

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



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