Group Relations Australia is a professional association for people interested in group relations and systems psychodynamics

We conduct a stimulating range of activities and events including professional practice meetings, a biennial Group Relations conference, workshops, publication of the Socioanalysis Journal, members’ days, seminars and lectures



Socioanalysis is GRA’s international journal published annually and edited by Susan Long. It is a journal about groups, organisations and society from the systems psychodynamic perspective. This journal addresses the need to provide a vehicle for the publication of papers in the area of socio-analysis. Our policy is to invite papers of an international standard whilst supporting both established and new writers.

Socioanalysis Volume 24 available for purchase

Volume 24 has now been released and can be purchased for individual use for $15 ex GST. GRA Members can download a copy free of charge as a member benefit.

Call for Papers

The Editorial Board calls for papers appropriate to the journal.


Upcoming Events & Training

Living and working in a world under threat: facing and dealing with destructiveness and hatred in the outside world and within our organisations and ourselves.

Living and working in a world under threat: facing and dealing with destructiveness and hatred in the outside world and within our organisations and ourselves.

Via Zoom,
$50 – $75

Presented by Allan Shafer MA(Clin Psych), D Lit et Phil How does the mind develop and how might its evolving internal organisation and dynamics be shaped by destructive forces in […]

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22 June
GRA Mid Year Listening Post on ‘The Voice’

GRA Mid Year Listening Post on ‘The Voice’

Via Zoom,
$20 – $40

Convenors: Caroline Farmer and Fred Wright The public debate in Australia is heating up between the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns for the forthcoming referendum In Australia about whether to update […]

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05 July
Experiential learning series ‘THINKING IN GROUPS’

Experiential learning series ‘THINKING IN GROUPS’

Via Zoom,
$100 – $125

Hosted by Ross Williams, MSc (Psychology) PhD (Political Science) Aug 24 & Aug 31 Seminar/Discussions via Zoom Sept 20 Reflective group in person We all spend a significant proportion of […]

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24 August

What is systems psychodynamics?

Systems psychodynamics originates in the field of psychology and psychiatry. This approach is a more in-depth way to gain a deeper understanding of why certain structures exist with groups and society. Examples include racism, sexism, bullying and corruption, to name a few.

The purpose of GRA is to promote the study of group dynamics and the interactions between conscious and unconscious processes in organisations, groups, and society, and their application in professional practice.

We aim to achieve this understanding through discussions, events such as guest speakers, conferences, training and seminars and the publication of articles in a journal.

Why become a member?

Becoming a member gives you access to the latest research and thinking in the field of systems psychodynamics. You also have the opportunity to build your network with other professionals who practice this approach in the field. As a member, you will receive the monthly newsletter and the annual Group Relations Australia Journal Socioanalysis, in which we encourage members to contribute to. For members, all training and events are discounted with early registration and regular updates. Members can follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook.


Engagement with like-minded group relations / OD professionals working in managerial, consulting, clinical and academic roles

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Opportunities for ongoing learning about systems psychodynamics in groups / teams, organisations and society

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Priority access to GRA events: biennial conference, professional enhancement activities, coaching / mentoring, social activist projects


Receive current information and research into group socioanalytic and psychodynamic approaches with a subscription to Socioanalysis included with membership

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It is with sadness that I write these few words after the passing of a dear friend and colleague, Burkard Sievers. He was a past president and distinguished member of ISPSO and was Professor Emeritus with a chair in Organisational development at the University...

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