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 GAN’s informal open sessions:

Friday 22nd March 2019, 2.00p.m. — 3.00p.m.

Saturday 11th May 2019, 2.00p.m. — 3.00p.m.

Open Day Session Enquiry Form here

An opportunity to talk informally to the Courses Director, Debra Nash, about the courses on offer. These sessions are free of charge, however we do ask that you register prior to attending, by contacting the administrator at

Annual Barbara Dick Memorial Lecture

Saturday 9th March 2019, 10.00 a.m. — 3.00 p.m.


Presented by Dr Claire Bacha, Phd

In therapy, we can sometimes recognise those few moments in the living present when individuals and groups change. It is 30 years since the inauguration of the Institute of Group Analysis Manchester Qualifying Course.

The day is an opportunity to review our origins, interactions and figurations and to contemplate the present and future of Group Analysis North and group analysis.

Each person contributes a role and a resonance in the present moment and each person takes something away. Group Analysis provides a framework, as well as an organisation, for conscious witnessing, analytic and reflective dialogue and decision-making, both in and out of the consulting room.

Please come to the talk and contribute your thoughts and memories of GAN and the trainings to the large group.

Claire is a psychotherapist and group analyst in independent practice. She is a training group analyst on the Manchester Group Trainings. Claire has also been a participant at several points in the past of GAN and of the Group Analysis North/IGA Courses.

The Lecture will be followed by a hot lunch (provided), a Large Group and a short plenary session.

The day will continue at 3.30 p.m. with the Group Analysis North AGM (all welcome).

Cost: £75.00 (GAN members and students £50.00)
10% early bird discounts available for all bookings made before 31st January 2019
Venue: Newlands Medical Centre, 315 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5BP
To book a place: Call 01204 84 0909, or email

Booking Form here

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.

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.

Group Analytic Supervision

Group Analysis North offers supervision for all those who are currently involved in running groups or are thinking of setting up a group.
Being a member of a supervision group provides an opportunity for therapists to develop their clinical practice and identity as a group analyst alongside peers in a creative and supportive 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, Development Officer on 01204-84-0909/07861-704-002 or

Support for funding applications

Mandy Wildman is the Group Analysis North's Development Officer 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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