Coffee Break with Thor-Kristian Island, Norway

IAGP Member of the Week – Thor-Kristian Island, Norway

Participated in the IAGP conference for the first time in Mexico City, 39 years ago, Thor-Kristian Island is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and group analyst from Oslo, Norway. He s co-founder and previous director of Institute of Group Analysis (Norway). He was also co-founder of the Norwegian Group Psychotherapy Association (NGPF), where he is now honorary member. He has been training group analyst, supervisor and theory lecturer, as well as one of the large group conductors at the group analytic training program in Norway for more than 25 years.

He is honorary member of the European Group Analytic Training Institutions Network (EGATIN), and he has been member of the management committee of Group Analytic Society International (GAS). He was member of the Board of Directors of International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP) from 2000-2009, and from 2016-2022. He was co-char of the pre- congress at the IAGP congress in Cartagena, Colombia n 2012. He is editor of the IAGP Globeletter, and chair of the IAGP Fellowship Awards Committee. He has also been involved n the IAGP group psychotherapy training project in Ramallah, Palestine. He is current teacher and trainer at the Chinese- Norwegian advanced training program in psychoanalytic and group psychotherapy in Beijing, China. He has been lecturer at numerous international congresses, and he has published papers on Large Groups and on group analytic training.

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