Quarterly Meeting for Members and Colleagues

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


Friday 19th June 2020, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

This meeting will be taking part on Zoom.

Fee: £25 (£20 for IGA Students)


Mirroring, Marking and Mentalization: how do we do them in lockdown?


Mirroring, Marking and Mentalization are three functions central to contemporary attachment theory and its model of the development of the self (as proposed by Fonagy and his colleagues), and in MBT. Group Analysts will be aware of their importance in group therapy, particularly with people with disrupted experiences of attachment in early life.

Chris Holman will briefly review what these functions are and how we experience and work with them in therapy.  

He hopes to develop a discussion within the group around what is happening to these normal parts of our experience in a world of social distancing, and what consequences this may have for us and for our patients.

Chris is a Group Analyst and a retired Consultant Psychiatrist, now based in Edinburgh. He was previously medical director of The Retreat in York. He worked for many years in and around Therapeutic Communities, and is an experienced supervisor and trainer of individuals and teams. He currently runs a therapy group in York, and supervises in several settings.

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


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Dates for your Diary:

2020 Sept 11 and 4 Dec 

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



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