In addition to the professional and career development aspects, the courses also offer valuable personal learning and development opportunities. Group Analysis or Group Analytic Psychotherapy focuses on the relationship between the individual and the group, emphasising the essentially social nature of human experience. As we are social beings, our personal difficulties in relationships and behaviours are experienced in the context of the groups in which we are rooted, such as with families, friends and social groups. Our philosophy is that as personal difficulties arise in groups; groups are the best place to explore, understand and try to resolve these issues.
Central to our training, and as early on as the Foundation year, students attend an experiential group which offers an opportunity to see how personal experience affects work, life, and relationships.