The Foundation Year

Primary Focus

  • The one year Foundation Course draws upon psychoanalytic theory, social science and systems theory in its understanding of the human experience. It gives students the choice to join the course as a standalone, or as the prerequisite for the Intermediate and Qualifying Course in Group Analysis.

The Foundation Course is open to professionals from a wide range of professional backgrounds and to anybody who is interested in the study of dynamics in groups.

Core Components
  • Personal psychotherapy in an ongoing group analytic psychotherapy group
  • Seminars introducing basic group analytic and psychoanalytic concepts and principles
  • Work Reflection Groups
  • Philosophy and meta-theory of group analysis
  • Principles of clinical group analysis
  • Special clinical applications – organizations and the wider socio-political context
Essential Requirements

Each Session is for a duration of 90 mins

  • Theory Seminars – 13 Sessions
  • Group Therapy – 30+ Sessions
  • Work Reflection Groups
  • Large/Median Groups – 10+ Sessions
  • Written Assignment
  • Attendance – 80%
  • Certificate of Attendance – Accredited Foundation Course in Group Analysis

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