Group Analysis India came into existence in 2017 as a response to a community’s desire to have professional psychotherapy training in India. At the time of inception, this community was formed of young mental health professionals working at Hank Nunn Institute. Today, it is a growing community with a few mental health professionals joining every year as they start their Foundation Year in Group Analysis. Group Analysis India is locally represented by Hank Nunn Institute (HNI). HNI is proud to be the first Institute in India to offer an internationally recognized training in Group Analytic Psychotherapy.
Our goal is to set up the Indian Community of Group Analysis and become a full-time member of the European Group Analytic Training Institutions Network (EGATIN) which requires five individuals to qualify.
Institute of Group Analysis (IGA), London and Hank Nunn Institute (HNI) have initiated this process by collaborating to offer the first ever internationally recognized training in Group Analytic Psychotherapy in India. They are offering a staged 5+ year clinical training starting in August, 2020. The full training eventually leads to the internationally recognized qualification and title, ‘Group Analyst’. Those successfully completing the training will receive the IGA International Diploma in Group Analysis from the IGA (UK).
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. As a method of treatment, Group Analysis offers a form of psychotherapy that recognises how emotional, behavioural and psychological phenomena emerge in the context of our social groups. Carefully constituted analytic psychotherapy groups have a long record of helping people with personal problems and in promoting personal development. The Group Analytic approach has profound implications for group-work as well as organisational practice. This is the case not only in health, social and educational settings, but also in the world of business. Our philosophy is that as personal difficulties arise in groups, groups are the best place to explore, to understand, and to try and resolve them. Group Analysis aims to achieve a healthier integration of the individual in his or her network of relationships. It is an interactive approach and has many applications in the field of human relations, teaching, training and organizational consultancy.