Entry Essay Guidance - IGA Diploma in Groupwork Practice

Updated: Feb 24


Applicants who do not have a first degree are required to submit an essay to demonstrate their theoretical ability. As a requirement for entry onto the Diploma Course the essay will be assessed to be to the required standard.


Essay Title: Critically explore the therapeutic use of boundaries in a group


Essay Length: The essay should be 1,500 words long


References and Bibliography: The essay should quote and make direct reference to original group analytic texts, in particular Foulkes. The essay should include a fully annotated bibliography of texts referred to.


Marking Criteria: Essay will be marked according to the criteria in the table below. Essays should demonstrate competence in each of these criteria.

Entry Essay Marking Criteria


Marking: Entry Essays will be marked by the Director of Training and a member of the National Team of Markers.


Submission: Applicants should submit essays to Samantha Evans, National Training Administrator,  sam@groupanalysis-uk.co.uk at least 1 month prior to the start date of the course.

Feedback: Applicants will be given written feedback from both markers

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