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
GRA is seeking interest for our Administrative role. This is a part time, contract-based position. Hours will be worked from home, as well as occasional meetings or events on site. Please download the position description for more details: Administrator_role_Overview.Find out more »
GRA is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Conference Director from interested and suitably experienced GRA members to design and direct the next GRA group relations conference. It is anticipated that the conference be conducted as a six-day, residential conference in late 2022 or early 2023. The appointed director will have the option […]Find out more »
You are warmly invited to attend an online seminar with GRA and Prof. Mark Stein (University of Leicester). The lost good self: Why the whistleblower is hated and stigmatized When: Tues February 15th 2022, 7.30-9pm AEST In this paper Prof. Stein develops a new explanation that furthers our understanding of why whistleblowers are frequently hated and stigmatized. […]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
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...
Online Conference from Group Relations India: Interrogating Narcissism – Towards Leadership for the System.
Group Relations India is hosting their 13th annual conference. This conference will be held online. 'Interrogating Narcissism – Towards Leadership for the System' The key ideas in the Group Relations framework – unconscious, task, role, individual in the group,...