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Friday Seminar, November

presented by Malcolm Kay and Sue Wallace

'What is this MBT Business (and how does it apply to groups)?'

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday Seminar, December

presented by Kay Young

'Gender - who defines our identity and what happens when we self determine gender outside the ‘accepted’ binary?'

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday Seminar, March

presented by Cynthia Rogers

'GP Stress - A group analytic approach to conceptualising and tackling the pressures general practitioners work under'

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday Seminar, June

presented by Martin Weegmann

'Dangerous Desires, Excessive Appetites: - the Psychodynamics of Addiction'

Friday, June 7, 2019

How to run a Group - A short course on groupwork skills

How to run a Group - A short course on groupwork skills

Groups can be scary places for group facilitators as well as group members. Learning about the basics can offer confidence and new skills. The course is designed as an introduction to groupwork skills – focusing on particular areas that are designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary to go about setting up and facilitating an effective group. It offers a supportive environment and an opportunity to learn about the fundamental skills required in facilitating effective groups.

Overview of the Course

- Basic introduction to group theory. Understanding why some groups flourish and others flounder.

- What a group facilitator's role is.

- Understanding boundaries, creating and maintaining them.

- Managing conflict.

- How groups affect the facilitator emotionally.

- How to manage how members relate to each other, and you, within the group, so that these help rather than hinder the group task.

- Managing endings in groups.

Groupwork Skills full course outline here

Who is the Course for

The Course is designed for those working with groups in a variety of settings, including mental health and other health related services, drugs and alcohol recovery services, therapy, counselling, probation and prison services, social care, children and young people's services and education providers. It will also be of benefit to those who wish to develop a greater understanding of team and organisational dynamics.

Venue: Newlands Medical Centre, Bolton
Course Fee: £295.00 for self funding and £360.00 for organisations
Course Dates: Thursday 19th April 2018, Thursday 26th April 2018, Thursday 3rd May 2018, Thursday 10th May 2018, Thursday 17th May 2018, Thursday 25th May 2018
Course Time: Thursdays from 4.00 p.m.— 7.30 p.m.

Groupwork Skills course flyer here


Please complete the application form here and email to the GAN administrator at


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