Group Analysis is a unique, flexible way of thinking about and working with groups that was developed initially by Dr S.H. Foulkes.
He brought together ideas from social psychology, gestalt psychology, systems theory and psycho-analysis to work with traumatised soldiers following the second world war.
His discoveries about the therapeutic capacities and power of groups led him to establish, with colleagues, the Group-Analytic Society (London) in 1952, and later the Institute of Group Analysis.
Today, there are Group-Analytic Societies across the world, and within the U.K. group analysis is widely applied within the NHS and in private practice.
The Group-Analytic Society (London) publishes a quarterly journal and organises international symposia, conferences and workshops on themes of interest to those working with groups. www.groupanalyticsociety.co.uk.
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