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
Who is Group Relations Australia?
GRA is a member-based organisation for professionals, students and those interested in the study of systems psychodynamics as it applies to groups and society.
We provide opportunities for members to connect with each other, to contribute to the field of systems psychodynamics and promote new ideas and opportunities to explore themes that emerge in groups and society.
Upcoming Events & Training
REGISTER NOW We are living through an incredibly challenging period with many of us reporting high levels of anxiety and fatigue. It is therefore opportune that GRA is providing a space to reflect upon some of these challenges together, through a mid year Listening Post. Listening Posts are based on the notion that a group […]Find out more »
A group relations conference is a method for learning about the exercise of role, authority and social dynamics in undertaking tasks in groups and organisations. It is a powerful personal learning experience unmatched by other approaches to organisational analysis and leadership. Group Relations Australia (GRA) has conducted biennial group relations and mini conferences since 2007. […]Find out more »
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
Opportunities for ongoing learning about systems psychodynamics in groups / teams, organisations and society
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
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...
You are warmly invited to an online launch of ‘Group Relations and other Meditations’ by Dr Carlos Sapochnik, presented in conversation with Julian Lousada. This book examines the Tavistock tradition of using group relations conferences as temporary training...
Since 23rd March 2021 five participants and two convenors - who identify in their work as consultants to other organisations - have met on Zoom every 3 weeks for 2 hours to share, to challenge and support, and to learn. The group quickly established itself as a work...