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
Liz Brnjak and Kristina Karlsson, both mothers, invite other working mothers to participate in a 5-week reflective group of mothers to explore their experiences of working and leadership. We encourage participants of all ages with children of any age as we wish to have a diversity of experience, wisdom and reflection. The group will meet […]Find out more »
Working with Diversity: Exploring the dynamics of cross-cultural relations in groups, organisations and communities
GRA's 6th residential working conference offers the opportunity to learn about the dynamics of group processes and cultural diversity and their influence upon productive working relations and community engagement. 23-28 November 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Co-sponsored with Tavistock InstituteFind 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
18 March 2020 In this public lecture, Professor Smith will focus on the issues of deception, under-boundedness and political dynamics and elements of the Abundance-Scarcity Paradox. More information can be found via the NIODA website
22-27 June 2020, India Registrations for the 2020 Group Relations India Conference are now open. This residential conference is centered around the theme of 'Unpacking Hierarchy and Privilege: Leadership for Purpose and Potential'. For more information please see...
27 - 31 August 2020, The Netherlands Registrations for the 2020 PCCA Conference are now open. This 4-day residential conference is centered around the theme of 'Walls - Open, Closed, Sliding'. For more information please see the PCCA webpage