FOUNDATION COURSE in GROUP ANALYSIS 2023/The School of Psychotherapy

Posted on 18 Jan 2023

                      The School of Psychotherapy 

            St. Vincent’s University Hospital

          Elm Park, Dublin 4

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


Weekend Training Programme 

We all live and work in groups - in our relationships with family, 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. The Foundation Course is also the first step in the requirement towards the clinical training in Group Analytic Psychotherapy.

Drawing on theories of founding pioneer in Group Analysis, S.H. Foulkes, who was always of the view that individuals 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 the individual’s dynamics influence the group. The training also explores the ‘unconscious’ dynamics in groups. 

This well regarded and long running training programme is offered in block format over nine weekends from September 2022 – June 2023

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

If you are interested in finding out more,  information briefings will be held via ZOOM and in person by the School of Psychotherapy, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4 on: 

Wednesday 8th March 6.30pm - 8pm (ZOOM): Friday 31st March 6.30pm – 8pm (ZOOM)

Thursday 20th April 630pm – 8pm The School of Psychotherapy,

                                                       St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4.

 Wednesday 3rd May 630pm – 8pm (Zoom)                                             


For further enquiries or to register your interest and receive a link to these events please contact Valerie Preston, Foundation Course Coordinator at

Closing Date for Course Applications: Friday 2nd June 2023

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