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Two-day Workshop, November

led by Professor Nick Sarra

'The Experience of Conflict in Organisational Practice'

Friday & Saturday, November 17 & 18, 2017

IGA Diploma in Groupwork Practice (Manchester)

IGA Diploma in Groupwork Practice (Manchester)

This one year course, can lead towards the status of Group Work Practitioner and Associate Membership of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA).

The course is for those who have successfully completed an IGA Foundation Course in Group Analysis and who have a First Degree or equivalent (those without a degree will be required to successfully complete an essay).

The course is run over 11 weekends.

Diploma Course flyer here

The course offers:
Work reflection group to support the practice of running a group over the year.
Theoretical seminars that cover the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to successfully run a range of groups.
Workshops – 4 full day seminars held at The University of Manchester which include lectures, discussion groups and experiential work.
The experience of Large Groups to explore the social context in relation to personal and professional development.
National Learning Experience (NLE)
(Takes place at one of the IGA's course locations and brings together all students who are participating in IGA Diploma Courses Nationally.)

All students studying for the Manchester Diploma in Groupwork Practice receive group analytic psychotherapy as an integral part of their training experience.


Students are required to write a trial essay plus 2 assessed essays. Students are also required to keep a reflective diary. There is also a minimum attendance requirement of 80% for the course.

On completion of the course, students can apply to the IGA for Groupwork Practitioner Status and Associate Membership of the IGA (students will need to provide evidence of satisfactory clinical practice under supervision).

Further Training

Students wishing to continue training can apply for the Qualifying Course in Group Analysis (applications should be submitted in January each year). Alternatively, students may apply to remain in therapy-only for a further period of time following the completion of the course if they need time to consider further training subject to availability.


All prospective applicants are asked to talk to the Course Director prior to sending in a formal application.

All applicants should complete an application form and send this to the course administrator with a non-refundable deposit of £250.00. There will be two interviews (one professional and one personal) held in Manchester. The applicant's experiential group conductor from the IGA Foundation Course will be asked to provide a brief report.

The deadline for applications is 31st May 2017.

Please email the GAN administrator for further details of the course including the dates. Fees for 2017-18 £4,845 (The fees include the therapy component of the course which is an integral part of the training experience, seminars, Large Groups and the National Learning Experience) here

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