The School of Psychotherapy St. Vincent’s University Hospital: Foundation Course in Group Analysis

The School of PsychotherapyThe 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 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 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 2020 – June 2021

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 we will hold a series of information briefings at the School of Psychotherapy, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4 on:

  • Thursday 20th February 6.30pm - 8pm
  • Saturday 28th March 10.30am - 12pm
  • Thursday 23rd April 6.30pm - 8pm

To register your interest in attending please contact Louise Hughes, School Administrator at

Closing Date for Course Applications: Friday 8th May 2020

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
10th Feb, 2020
Dublin 4
Expiry Date
10th Apr, 2020