Institute of Group Analysis
Diploma in Groupwork Practice

Although there is uncertainty about COVID 19 restrictions, we are hopeful of the course meeting in person from September 2021.

We will be offering a blended course with a mix of in-person (when circumstances allow) and online group experiences reflective practice and academic learning. If circumstances don’t allow this, the course will be convened online with a revised timetable. Our Large Group experience with several generations of graduates and staff from the Turvey training community will continue to meet monthly online throughout 2021-22.

Group Analysis is a powerful therapeutic medium that focuses on the relationship between the individual and the group, emphasising the social nature of the human experience. The IGA is the UK’s leading training organisation in groupwork, group psychotherapy and group analysis.

An advanced introduction to the theory and practice of groupwork, which can lead to Groupwork Practitioner Status and Associate Membership of the IGA. It is also a necessary part of the full training as a Group Analyst.

Entry requirements:
- IGA Foundation Course.
- Degree or entry essay.
- Group to bring to Work Reflection Group agreed with the course director.

The course will run over 10 block weekends from September 2020 to July 2021. The course will run from Friday afternoons through to Sunday afternoons.  



National learning experience
This three day event will provide an opportunity to explore some areas of the curriculum in greater depth and an extended experience of working together in various groups with students from across the country.

Assessment
1: Trial essay.
2: Essays, 1 theoretical, 1 reflective practice.
WRG supervisor’s report and work place supervisor’s report where relevant.

Structure of Work Reflection Group (WRG)
WRG typically consist of up to 6 students and a WRG supervisor. Students take turns to present their work with the group that they have chosen to present in the WRG and this is discussed from a group analytic perspective by the whole WRG. Time is allowed for reflection on the process of the WRG itself. There is typically a minimum of 5 hours per student over the year for presentation and assessment.

Arrangements for groups presented
A wide range of groups are acceptable for the purposes of the diploma. Groups may take place, for example, in health settings, in social care settings, in various settings in the community and in the wider spectrum of work places. The suitability of the group should be discussed with the course convenor before applying for the course. Some of the issues to be considered will include: frequency of group; stability of the membership of the group; nature of the student’s role within the group; ethical issues.

Personal Therapy
Membership of a psychotherapy group is a requirement of the course and fees for this are payable directly to the group conductor. It is advised that the prospective students talk to the course convenor about the personal therapy arrangements in preparation for joining the course.



Diploma in Groupwork Practice available in:
- London
- Manchester
- Scotland
- Turvey
- York

Registration Fee £200
Fees: £3795
Payment options available. We are happy to discuss.



Venue
Turvey Centre
The Mews
Turvey
Bedfordshire
MK43 8DH

Course Convenor:
Andy Espey
andyespey@turveygroupwork.co.uk

Website and online prospectus:
www.groupanalysis.org

1 Daleham Gardens
London
NW3 5BY

Tel: 020 7431 2693
Fax: 020 7431 7246
iga@igalondon.org.uk

The IGA is a charity registered in England and Wales (280942) and in Scotland (SC040468)