Monday evening CPD events

WMIP CPD meetings take place on the 4th Monday of the month throughout the year. They are generally open to Institute Members and the public but on occasion they are closed for members only or members and their guests. Coffee and Biscuits from 6.30pm. Meetings 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Monday 23 January 2017

7.00 - 8.30 pm

"The individual in the group & the group in the individual"

Presented by Graham Mackay, Group Analytic Psychotherapist

This meeting is open to the public.

The roots of Group Analysis are firmly embedded in psychoanalysis and S.H. Foulkes, the father of group analysis, described himself as staunchly Freudian. This caused him some difficulties and he never actually completed his work on the Theory of Group Analysis. At times Foulkes sounds a lot more like a follower of Jung. Group analysts are still actively engaged in developing and articulating a coherent theory for their work. This paper will examine the false dichotomies of internal/external, and individual/group in the context of the transpersonal relational matrix that is central to the theory and practice of group analysis.

Graham originally trained as a psychiatric nurse and has worked in the NHS for the last 28 years, with a particular interest in therapeutic community, personality disorders and the therapeutic potential of groups. He is a group analyst and a UKCP approved qualified supervisor. He has taught on the Foundation Course in Group Analysis and the Institute of Group Analysis Diploma in Supervision course. He is now the convenor for the Birmingham Foundation Course in Group Analysis. He currently works full time as a group analytic psychotherapist in the specialist psychotherapies service in Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

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This event is free for WMIP Members and first-time visitors.
Subsequent visitors 10.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available

Venue: Edgbaston Quaker Meeting House, St. James Road, Edgbaston, B15 1JP
Five Ways train station and on-street parking nearby.

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