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Introductory Workshop Groups and Groupwork

Presented by Dr Christopher Scanlon

Book now!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Café Psychologique in Manchester *new venue*

Introduced by Omar Sattaur

Meet and talk about life, over a drink, from a psychological perspective.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Friday Seminar

Presented by John Woods

"Group Analytic Therapy for Forensic Patients"

Friday, February 13, 2015

Annual Barbara Dick Memorial Lecture

Presented by Martin Weegmann

"'Powerlessness corrupts, absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely'; group analysis as discursive democracy". Book now!

Saturday, March 21, 2015



This page lists and describes the current workshops & activities of Group Analysis North (GAN) that are additional to the three main courses hosted by GAN.

Want to know more about Groupwork Training?

Why not come to one of Group Analysis North's Introductory Events?

Saturday Workshop: 18th April 2015, 9.30am—3.30pm

The event will be facilitated by the Convenor and tutors from the Foundation Course and will provide an opportunity to experience group processes at work as well as provide a space for asking questions about the trainings in Manchester. Flyer here

Open evening: Thursday 14th May 2015, 6.30pm—8.30pm

An opportunity to learn more about what Group Analysis North provides—groupwork training, median group, supervision, café psychologique and workshops.
Contact : to register and for more details.

Annual Barbara Dick Lecture

Each year, an eminent professional is invited to present a lecture on a topic which is relevant to the day. Attendees then participate in a discussion and a large group. The next lecture will be presented by Martin Weegmann on Saturday 21 March 2015, 10.00 a.m. — 3.00 p.m. The title for the lecture is :

"'Powerlessness corrupts, absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely'; group analysis as discursive democracy"

Flyer here

Café Psychologique in Manchester

This will be a place where people can meet and talk about life, over a drink, from a psychological perspective. Meetings take place at The Salutation, 12 Higher Chatham Street, Manchester. M15 6ED (off Oxford Road, by the RNCM), the next being on Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 7.30 p.m. The cost is £4 payable on the door.

Friday Seminars

GAN hosts quarterly Friday meetings which are addressed by qualified group analysts. These meetings are open to all members of GAN. They provide an opportunity for those with an interest in group analysis to develop their thinking alongside others in a creative group environment.

The Median Group

If you want to explore group dynamics, conflict, change and team development; come and join the Median Group. The Median Group comprises 10-20 individuals keen to understand the groups they are part of and strengthen their professional selves through their group analytic understanding.

Work Reflection Group

The work reflection group is a form of supervision group in which participants are given the opportunity to reflect upon their work using group analytic ideas. Participants are helped to explore their work with clients and colleagues and the group and organisational context in which it takes place. Students who have completed the Foundation and Diploma courses may apply to join a work reflection group for a year after they have completed either course subject to availability.
Contact the administrator for further details and an application form here


For students wishing to have more time to think about whether to pursue their training to the next level, we offer a small number of places in a therapy group to those who have completed a Foundation or Diploma course. The therapy-only option allows students the flexibility to take some time out, whilst retaining their link to the group analytic training community in Manchester. Students considering this option should ask to speak to the Courses Director.

Workshops and bespoke in-house training

Group Analysis North hosts a variety of workshops providing CPD activities for qualified Group Analysts and also for those who are interested in groups and/or work with or in groups. GAN also facilitates in-house training for Trusts and Services which may wish to provide CPD events for a number of staff or even whole departments.
For more information on in-house training please contact:
Mandy Wildman, Programmes and Network Co-ordinator on 01204-84-0909/07861-704-002 or

Support for funding applications

Mandy Wildman is the Group Analysis North's Network and Programmes Co-ordinator and is available to both current and prospective students to provide support for applications for funding. Mandy can be contacted at

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