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Barbara Dick Memorial Lecture: "Humanity on the Move"

presented by Elisabeth Rohr

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Friday Seminar, March

presented by Teresa von Sommaruga Howard

'Exploring Social Dreaming'

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Seminar, June

presented by Christine Thornton

'Reflective Practice Groups in Organisations'

Friday, June 18, 2018



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 16th March 2018, 2.00p.m. — 3.00p.m.

Saturday 5th May 2018, 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

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 Elisabeth Rohr on Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.00 a.m. — 3.00 p.m. The title for the lecture is:

"Humanity on the Move"

This talk will be about international and specifically British migratory flows and their impact on the host country. In a second step Elisabeth will analyse the emotional impacts from an anthropological and group analytic perspective. She will also discuss what all of this means for group analytic practice, what we need to know as professionals, working with patients and clients in a world that has turned into a huge challenge for many.

Elisabeth Rohr, Professor for Intercultural Education, Group Analyst and Consultant She was a professor for Intercultural education at the Philipps-University of Marburg (Germany) till 2013. She has been a group analyst, a supervisor and trainer for group analysis since she finished her training in London in 1984. After some 10 years of clinical experience with groups, she focussed more on consultancy and supervision of social workers, teachers, organisational consultants and group analytic trainings. She started a group analytic supervision training in Guatemala in 2005 and has been engaged in this post-war and highly traumatized society since that time up till today. She has also offered group analytic workshops in Palestine and in South Africa. She has written and published about these experiences extensively.

Cost: £50.00 GAN members and IGA students, £75.00 non-members (lunch included), 20% reduction for 'early bird' bookings made before 31st December 2017.

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To reserve your place complete the booking form here
and return to

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.

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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