Date(s) - 19/03/2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


19th of March
IAGP Webinar
3pm-5pm Rome Time (CET) 

Hosted by Kostantinos Liolios, Carla Penna, Domenico Mimmo Agresta
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  1. Anne Lindhardt, MD. . “Some notes on Group Analysis, theoretical  background and principles” 
  2. Thor Kristian Island, MD. “Basic Group Analytic Principles, A case  presentation” 

IGAP was founded by S.H. Foulkes and J Moreno, both being  pioneers in working with groups and group psychotherapy. The two modalities  are both based on the psychoanalytic understanding of the mind and uses group  dynamics. However the Methodology is quite different. In Group Analysis the  therapist is more non-directive, facilitating reflection and is using the group as  such more actively in a shift between figure (the individual) and ground (the  group). In Psychodrama the therapist is more directive and the method more  expressive using the group as a background. 

Purpose of the webinar:
To present the basic theory and principles of Group Analysis and through a case presentation illustrate some main clinical points 

Articulation of the webinar:
The webinar will consist of two presentation –  followed by a discussion between the presenters and a Q and A with the audience 

Principle References : 

  • S.H. Foulkes, Therapeutic Group Analysis, George Allan, London, 1964 Lorentzen, S. Group Analytic Psychotherapy: working with affective, anxiety and  personality disorders. London: Routledge, 2013 
  • Sandahl, C. et al. Why Group Therapy works and how to do it, NILGA,  Routledge, Abingdon, 2021
  • Penna, C. From Crowd psychology to the dynamics of the large group, NILGA,  Routledge, Abingdon, 2023 

Corresponding Author:
Anne Lindhardt,
MD, Psychiatrist, Training group analyst. and supervisor.  
Former president of Institute of Group Analysis, Copenhagen.
Former member of IAGP board and chair of AGS
Email: [email protected] 

Thor Kristian Island MD. Psychiatrist, group analyst.  
Founder and previous director of IGA, Norway
Training group analyst and supervisor
Previous Board member of IAGP.
Editor of IAGP Globeletter
Honorary member of EGATIN and Norwegian group psychotherapy association Main interest and writings: group analytic training and large group processes. 

E-mail: [email protected]


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