This 3 day workshop offers participants the opportunity to experience being in small therapeutic groups. In addition, the seminar sessions will introduce the basic principles of Group Analysis.
The intention of the workshop is twofold:
a) to help participants judge whether they would like to embark on a longer journey in group psychotherapy,
b) to get a taste of what might be expected of them if they were to enroll for the Foundation Year.
Who is it for ?
For those interested and involved in working with groups
Why Group Analysis ?
Group Analysis is a powerful therapeutic medium that focuses on the relationship between the individual and the group, emphasizing the essentially social nature of human experience. Our philosophy is that as personal difficulties arise in groups, groups are the best place to explore, understand and try and resolve them.
Some Learning Outcomes:
– Recognize the effect of group dynamics on self and others
– Increased self-awareness and self-reflexivity
– Understand group dynamics from a Group-Analytic perspective
– Understand the meaning of fundamental Group Analytic terms such as Dynamic Administration, Mirroring, Resonance, Matrix etc.
About the Facilitators
Dr Farhad Dalal, PhD
Psychotherapist and Group Analyst
His first degree was in Physics. His first psychotherapy training in the early 1980s was in the Humanistic Traditions with the Minster Centre in London. He then trained with the Institute of Group Analysis (London), qualifying in 1991. He obtained his PhD in 2001. Previously he was an Associate Fellow on the DMan programme at the University of Hertfordshire’s Business School and Visiting Professor at the Open University in the Netherlands. He has published numerous papers on a number of subjects that include psychoanalysis, group analysis, racism, politics and ethics, as well as four books.
Anando has been working in group settings for over 19 years now. Working with adults with personality disorders in groups is of particular interest to him. He is fascinated with the complexity and diversity of thought and experience a group brings. He is the co-ordinator for IGA, UK accredited Group Analytic Training in India.