Working with Psychotherapy Groups

Course overview

Whilst group therapy has long been established as a highly effective form of treatment, services are increasingly utilising group work as a means of providing cost effective therapy. Working creatively with groups within the current climate, with patients with increasingly complex presentations and needs, requires thinking space.


This series of 10 workshops aims to provide such a space. The workshops will begin to address theory practice links, assessment, getting started, working with on-going groups, group dynamics and there will also be an opportunity for participants to present their work. 

This theoretical introduction will facilitate and provide participants with the essential skills in planning how to set up their own psychotherapy groups in a variety of settings. 

The course will be delivered through theoretical seminars and a work discussion group.


To develop students understanding regarding some of the tools required to set up a psychotherapy group.

To provide an introduction to key psychoanalytic group theory and its relevance to providing group psychotherapy. 

To develop students' capacity to reflect on their own working practice. 

To provide a supportive and diverse learning context in which students can learn from their own experiences, other students and the course staff.
This course is suitable for any professional with an interest in group work.

The course comprises ten sessions of 2¼ hours. Each session will consist of a theory seminar for I hour and work discussion for 1 hour, with a fifteen minute break in between.

The course runs on Tuesday afternoon, 2.00pm – 4.45pm on the following dates:

11, 18 and 25 September 2018

2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 October 2018

6 and 13 November 2018


Certificate of attendance
Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, NW3 5BA
Admission status:
September 2018 to November 2018

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