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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Vetting regulations under the Children and Vulnerable Persons Act 2012/2016

All practicing psychotherapists must be vetted by An Garda Siochane through the National Vetting Bureau:

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IGAS is the professional body for group analysts in Ireand

The following are the benefits of Accredited membership:

  • Formal recognition of your qualifications and experience as a Group Analyst
  • Opportunities for promotion of group practice, and networking at IGAS Connectedness and other events
  • Professional recognition under The Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). Accredited members can use ICP after their name.
  • Representation within the network of Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP) and active advocacy on current Government proposals for Statutory Registration ICP Position Paper 2015
  • Professional regulation of your practice under IGAS' Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Maintenance of a register of Group Analysts
  • International recognition under the EGATIN network of Group Analytic Training Institutes to regulate the quality of training across Europe - egatin.net
  • Access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities and processing of your CPD points with ICP.

Insurance for Accredited Members
If you are in practice you must hold professional indemnity insurance cover to a minimum of €1,000,000. Membership of IGAS facilitates you to apply for this insurance.

Becoming a member

IGAS has four categories of member:

  • Clinically Accredited Membership - open to Graduates of Group Analytic Training Courses
  • Associate Membership - open to those with an interest in Group Analysis and Group Work
  • Student Membership - open to those currently enrolled on a Group Analytic Training Course
  • Honorary Membership

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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