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London Foundation Course

October 2021 - June 2022 30 Thursday Evenings

Venue: Online, or Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY Dates 7th October - 9th December 2021 13th January – 17th March 2022 21st April - 23th June 2022 Times 5:30pm - 9:00pm Course Fees: Early Bird Fee: £1,929.00 [unavailable] Registration fee: £250.00 (non refundable) Full fee: £1,679.00 (Available to the first 10 students (individuals only, not employers) who sign up and pay in full before 30/06/21)

Standard Fee: £2,140.00 [available] Registration fee: £250 (non refundable) Full fee: £`1,890 paid in full by 30/09/21)

Application Deadline: Friday 1st October 2021

Contacts If you wish to discuss the course content, please contact Course Convenor, Valentina Krajnovic, For any other queries, please get in touch with the IGA Training Administrator, | 020 7431 2693.

Lecturers and group conductors are Members of The Institute of Group Analysis and drawn from a range of distinguished experts in their fields. Resources

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The course is intended for people who are interested and involved in groups. The opportunity to explore an analytic approach to the dynamics of groups will occur through the theoretical sessions and as a living experience in a small group, which will meet weekly throughout the course, and will be conducted according to group analytic principles.

Group Analysis is a way of understanding group processes in small or large groups. As a method of psychotherapy in which it is possible to mirror the context of a person’s life, it has roots in psychoanalysis, sociology and systems theory. It is concerned with the reciprocal relationship between a person and the many groups of which he or she may be a part. Through it we can explore what bearing the public and private, outer and inner aspects of our life have on one another, and the dialectic between group and personal development.


The course meets for thirty evenings, each consisting of one hour and ten minutes lecture/discussion, a break providing space and time for further discussion and social interaction, followed by a one and a half hour experiential group. Each small group will be conducted by an experienced group analyst and will determine its own therapeutic level and goals. The theoretical lecture/discussion sessions lead to increased understanding of the dynamic processes, which occur in the experiential group. In the third term the lecture/discussion will be replaced by an experiential large group, involving all participants, and this group will be convened by Valentina Krajnovic. The conductors of the small groups will participate as staff members.


The course aims to enable students to:

i Recognise the effect of group dynamics upon self and others.

ii Have an increased self-awareness and self-reflexivity.

iii Understand group dynamics from a Group Analytic perspective.

iv Recognise how group dynamics relate to the context of the setting.

v Recognise and use theoretical language and concepts specific to Group Analysis.

vi Understand the meaning of fundamental Group Analytic terms.

vii Understand psychoanalytic theory such as transference and projective mechanisms in relation to group development and group processes.

viii Understand how context impacts upon group dynamics in clinical and organisational settings.

ix Link Group Analytic theory with practice.


The course is designed as a unique integrated learning experience, where lecture/discussion, social interaction, small groups and the large group experience all combine and contribute to each other. A regular and consistent attendance is indispensable for this learning to take effect. Participants are required to make every effort to attend regularly and to be on time.

The Training Community population

The social unconscious permeates all levels of the group analytic training. We are striving to reach out to under-represented populations. Our aim is to enable the training community in London to reflect the diverse nature of the community we live in.