Quarterly Meeting for Members and Colleagues

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


Friday 6th December 2019, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm
Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, central Edinburgh

Fee: £30 (£15 for IGA Students)

Sharon Hannah, Susan Hood and Allyson Lumsden will facilitate a session on the intricacies of Retirement.  They will have a three way conversation discussing the peaks and troughs of retirement. This will be followed by a “Goldfish Bowl” exercise involving those present (to be explained on the day). Although the session is primarily about retirement it will also consider career changes and endings with particular attention being paid to the emotions aroused in any transition such as excitement, envy, sadness, anger and joy.

Sharon Hannah is a Group Analyst / Supervisor who is retired from NHS and now working for Human Development Scotland and in private practice  

Susan Hood is a Group Analyst and Highly Specialised Nurse in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy working in the NHS.

Allyson Lumsden is a Training Group Analyst / Supervisor now retired from NHS and working for GAN, The Marie Trust, IGA and in independent practice. 


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
13.25 Lunch (provided)
14.30 Large Group
16.00 End

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Dates for your Diary:

21st February 2020: Teresa Von Sommarauga Howard - Transgenerational Transmission

19th June 2020: Eva Wojciechowska 



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