A PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH
What is Group Analysis?
The discipline is Group Analysis, a well-established,
internationally reputed method for working with groups and
It was founded by SH Foulkes in the UK and has been used
as the basis for group therapeutic training throughout the UK,
Europe and many parts of the world.
Group Analysis first developed as a therapy of individuals via group interaction. It focuses on the relationship between the individual and the group, emphasizing the essentially social nature of human experience, and aiming at a healthier integration of the individual in her/his network of relationships. It is a democratic and interactive discipline and has many applications in psychotherapy, training, professional development and organizational consultation.
Group Analytic theory has developed over the last sixty years from a foundation blending psychoanalytic insights with gestalt, systemic and other social-scientific perspectives on healthy personal functioning and interpersonal relating. The development of group theory is still a live, dynamic process in the international group analytic community, reflected in the journal Group Analysis.
For more information, visit the Institute of Group Analysis website at www.groupanalysis.org