Have you ever sat in a group and wondered what is going on?


September 2018 – June 2019

Weekend Training Programme


We all live and work in group settings – personally in our relationships with family and friends and professionally in our relationships at the workplace. Yet we are often at a loss as to what might be going on in the dynamics of those groups, especially when difficulties arise as they always do!

This one-year course is open to people who are interested in deepening their understanding of group dynamics in both personal and professional settings and in learning about the potential applications of group analysis in clinical and/or organisational contexts.

Drawing on the theories of founding pioneer in Group Analysis, S.H. Foulkes, who was always of the view that the individual can only be understood in the context of their groups, this experiential foundation training develops an in-depth understanding of how group dynamics influence the individual and how individual dynamics influence the group. The training also explores the ‘unconscious’ dynamics in groups.

This well regarded and long standing training programme is offered in block format over nine weekends from September 2018 – June 2019.

The main elements of the programme are experiential both in small and large groups and also through theory papers, work discussion groups and case study seminars.

If you wish to understand some more we will hold a series of information briefings at the School of Psychotherapy, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4 on:

  • Thursday 15th March 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 7th April 11.30am – 1pm
  • Monday 9th April 6.30pm – 8pm

To register your interest in attending please contact Louise Hughes, School Administrator at info@tsop.ie

Closing Date for Course Applications: Friday 11th May 2018

Additional resources: theschoolofpsychotherapy.ie or  ucd.ie/medicine/studywithus/graduatestudies/psychotherapy/mscgroupanalyticpsychotherapy/

*The Foundation Certificate is delivered by The School of Psychotherapy in accordance with the training standards and requirements of the Irish Group Analysis Society (IGAS) for this level.