Introductory Weekend in Group Analysis


10 – 12 March 2017 


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

The Introductory Weekend in Group Analysis offers you the opportunity to gain a valuable insight into how our personal and professional groups function and can help to enhance your effectiveness in all group situations. During the course of the weekend, you will learn the basics of the group analytic perspective by taking part in several experiential groups and a theoretical lecture delivered by an established group analyst. You will have the chance to learn about yourself in a group situation and to observe group processes from the ‘here and now’ experience of participation in a group.

The weekend will benefit health professionals, organisational managers and individuals, and will be useful for anyone interested in learning about group dynamics on a professional and/or personal level.

We will provide light refreshments on Friday evening and a buffet lunch on Saturday, both are included in the fee. The experiential nature of the course means it is essential that participants attend for the whole duration.

Why Group Analysis?

Group Analysis is a powerful therapeutic medium that focuses on the relationship between the individual and the group, emphasising the essentially social nature of human experience. As a method of treatment group analysis offers a treatment approach that recognises how emotional, behavioural and psychological emerge in the context of our social groups. Carefully constituted group analytic 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 and organisational practice in a wide range of health, social and educational settings. Our philosophy is that as personal difficulties arise in groups; groups are the best place to explore, understand and try and resolve them.



Friday 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 1:45 pm

Timetable here


Registration fee 

SPECIAL OFFER of £375 until 3rd March

£425 after



Flyer here

Lecturer: David Wood*

Convenors / Group Conductors: Eira Beddall and Seda Sengun

Contact:  | 020 7431 2693

*David Wood is a Group Analyst, and Family Therapist in private practice. After training in Medicine in the early '70s, he worked for 6 years in General Practice before specialising in Psychiatry. He qualified as a Group Analyst in 1985. He subsequently trained as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and as a Family Therapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London. 

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Member of the Institute of Group Analysis. For 20 years he focused on the treatment of young people with severe eating disorders, setting up his own in-patient service with a colleague in 2001, which placed milieu therapy at the centre of the treatment programme. He joined the Fitzrovia Group Analytic Practice in 2012, where he conducts groups and sees individuals, couples and families. He has published a number of articles and chapters on group analysis, family therapy and psychotherapy, as well as presenting papers and workshops at numerous conferences.


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