Group Analysis North is pleased to host the Annual Barbara Dick Memorial Lecture

Saturday 9th March 2024, 10.20am – 2pm

The event will be held online via Zoom

Lecture Presented by Erica Burman ‘Introducing Claire Bacha’s The Group Dimension’


In this lecture, Erica Burman offers an overview of Claire’s monograph, summarising its key argument and the various resources and disciplinary arenas Claire engages to promote her argument for groups and dialogue as the way to ward off the monstrous conditions we are all in right now. More than a contribution to Group Analysis, it is rather an intervention within social and political theory, proposing that, far from being inevitable, acknowledging and recovering our group and social heritages can galvanise social transformation for a better world.

Following the lecture Sue Einhorn will present a response.

There will also be an online large group conducted by Ewa Wojciechowska 

The Group Analysis North AGM will follow online at 2.15pm – 3.15pm (All welcome)


Erica Burman is Professor of Education at the University of Manchester and a graduate of the Group Analysis North professional training in Group Analysis. She works on the Counselling Psychology professional doctorate in Manchester University and is currently the Convenor of the GAN Friday Seminars, as well as being a member of the Power, Position and Privilege committee of the Institute of Group Analysis, and various other of its subgroups.

Sue Einhorn is a Training Group Analyst with the IGA and has a private clinical practice where she conducts groups and sees people individually, face-to-face primarily. She supervised groups at Freedom from Torture (FfT) and was the Convenor for the IGA/OGRA Training in Group Analysis in St. Petersburg. Since 2015, Sue has conducted a supervision group for senior group analysts in Russia. From 2011-2018 she supervised experienced Group Analysts in Norway and was elected on to the Management Committee of GASI where she was Chair of the Scientific Programmes Committee until 2018. Sue currently supervises at Boabab, in Aarhus, Denmark and in India and is also conducting a Training Course in Group Analysis in Singapore. Sue writes occasional articles and gave the 2021 Foulkes Lecture. She is a member of the Power, Position and Privilege committee at the IGA and has set up a Fanon Reading Group under its’ auspices.


10.20am – 10.30am Welcome by Chair of GAN, Dan Anderson
10.30am – 12.00pm Lecture and Response from Sue Einhorn
12.00am – 12.45pm Lunch
12.45pm – 1.45pm Large Group – following the theme of the lecture, conducted by Ewa Wojciechowska 
1.45pm – 1.50pm Comfort Break
1.50pm – 2.00pm Closing and thanks from the Chair

To download a copy of the lecture leaflet please CLICK HERE

Cost: £50 for non-members and £30 for GAN members.  Free for GAN students

If you are interested, please complete the booking form and send it to Nadine Gregory at