Diploma in Groupwork Practice (London)

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The Course

This one-year Diploma course follows on from the Foundation Course. It can be a further stand-alone course or it can be considered as Year 2 of the Group Analytic Qualifying Course, should successful students wish to apply for further training with the IGA. In London, the Diploma students meet weekly on Thursdays over an academic year for teaching and seminars.

The Diploma can lead towards the status of Groupwork Practitioner (GWP) and Associate Membership of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA). However, if you wish, you can opt-out of the requirements for the GWP qualification and still be successful in achieving the Diploma. In London you can even apply for the QC without GWP status, although students on the QC without this additional qualification will have to undertake an additional group under IGA supervision.

Being in group therapy in London is not a requirement on this course, but we strongly advise it for those who are not joining the experiential group offered. This takes place at the end of the day, after the seminar and work reflection supervision at Daleham Gardens.

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.

These are some of the ways we aim to increase diversity in our London Courses:

· Outreach projects to voluntary sector organisations

· Scholarships and bursaries for people from BAME communities and other marginalised groups underrepresented in our training community ( see below for Application Form)

· Annual audit and review of the curriculum to ensure the inclusion of current social issues

· Training and support in working with diversity for all course staff

Scholarship and Bursary Application Form

IGA Bursary and Scholarship Application
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IGA Bursary and Scholarship Application
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2021-2022 Dates Inauguration: 20th September, 8:15pm - 9:45pm Autumn Term: 23rd September - 9th December 2021 Spring Term: 13th January - 31st March 2022 (half term - 17th February) Summer Term: 5th May - 21st July 2022 The course runs on Thursday afternoons, 2:00pm - 5:15pm

Large Groups : Diploma students join QC students and staff for three large groups per term on Monday evenings 8:15pm – 9:45pm.

Experiential Group : Optional but recommended if applicants are not in group therapy. Runs 5:45pm – 7:15pm. A separate application form must be completed.

The National Learning Event will be in addition to this and usually takes place over a weekend in April 2022.

Venue: Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY

Registration Fee : non-refundable registration fee of £315 payable with application

Fees: £4,519

Deadline for applications: 11th June 2021

Interviews: 18th and 25th June 2021

Download and complete the application form

Diploma Application Form 21-22
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and return it to Tina Marfo, Senior Training Administrator, tina@groupanalysis-uk.co.uk