What is Igas?

The Irish Group Analytic Society is the professional body for Group Analysts in Ireland and a member of the psychoanalytic section of The Irish Council of Psychotherapy.

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About Group Analysis

Group analytic psychotherapy is an effective form of personal therapy that takes place in a group setting. As the name suggests, the approach is based on psychoanalytic principles, and supports the understanding that many of our beliefs and actions are outside our conscious awareness. The group has the particular advantage in having the capacity to explore the nature of personal relating as it occurs and in this way can deepen insight and promote individual development. The group can also be a source support as members take steps in their everyday lives. In addition to offering the opportunity to exploring individual concerns, the work of group uncovers the significant impact of social influences such as gender, class, race and culture.

Group Analysis is rooted in psychoanalytic principles and draws on a range of other traditions and approaches including psychology, systems and social theories. It was developed in the 1940’s and has grown to have many applications in health, educational, organisational and business settings.

What is Group Analytic Psychotherapy?

The group is central to supporting change in individuals, to reuniting us with each other and delivering a healthier self.

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Train as agroup analyst

The Irish Institute of Group Analysis offers three levels of training which take place over nine weekends per year from September to June.


IGAS is the professional body for Group Analysts in Ireland. Join or Renew your membership here.

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
Little Gidding, TS Eliot, 1942