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 has an enduring interest in the place of racism in contemporary Australian society – and our habitual denial, collusion and disavowal of this. Institutionalised and culturally based racism in Australian society is exposed regularly through issues such as Indigenous disadvantage, imprisonment and suicide; refugee asylum seeking; politician’s comments about ‘African gangs’ and enacted in […]Find out more »
We seem to be living in an unprecedented time. ‘Social’ distancing arrangements designed to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic are now firmly in place. For many of us, working arrangements and social interactions are shifting online. Those of us working from home may be discovering that the boundary between home and work responsibilities […]Find out more »
Invitation for GRA Members to participate in a Focus Group, to explore what our membership could like in 2020 and beyond. We are seeking 4-6 members to participate in a dynamic group to influence what GRA Membership could look like. This initiative is part of a wider membership strategy that GRA is working on. We […]Find out more »
Today, human existence depends upon the effective functioning of a large number of interrelated institutions and organisations. We have no choice but to depend upon them, but this dependency is at times uncomfortable, and even unsafe. Institutions that have historically been fundamental in the development of Australian society have been subjected to significant scrutiny and […]Find out more »
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 »
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
Socioanalysis is a journal of Group Relations Australia. There is a call for papers for Volume 22, 2020. Please send papers by July 1st 2020 to: Editor in General, Dr Susan Long E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2020 Group Relations Conference Working with Diversity: Exploring the Dynamics of Cross-cultural Relations in Groups, Organisations and Communities has been rescheduled to be held in 2021. The Covid-19 health crisis that is so severely impacting on social and...
An online Listening Post is being held by Group Relations Taiwan, on May 22nd, 7.30-10pm (Taipei time). Participants are welcome to register their interest here. For more information please contact email@example.com