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 »
Disembodied Relations at Work online conference A group relations style conference for exploring the dynamics of working online during a pandemic. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 16 February - 17 March 2021 (AEDT) Covid-19 has forced many to work remotely. Several months on, we are learning that the […]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
This new GRA sub-project The Dynamics of Racism and COVID19 - aims to explore racism in ourselves and society, continuing an existing GRA project, with particular reference to COVID19. The blog will be updated regularly and make reference to basic assumption...
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGY & ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR: Disembodied Relations At Work online conference. Disembodied Relations at Work is a group relations style conference for exploring the dynamics of working online during a pandemic. This new role will be a...
We live in the midst of a global pandemic which has put severe restrictions on international travel. As a result, the second Taiwanese Group Relations Conference, the first international one, will be conducted online via Zoom. Title: 'Authority and Leadership in Times...