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
Richmond, VIC Australia
Dr Leslie Brissett is the Director of the Group relations Programme at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and has kindly agreed to lead a seminar on ‘Working Across Cultural Boundaries’ on Thursday 5th of December at 6.30pm. The seminar topic foreshadows the theme of GRA’s 2020 conference. Leslie has directed the last four Leicester […]Find out more »
GRA is pleased to announce the launch of the next Socioanalysis journal. This edition will celebrate 20 years of Socioanalysis and Susan Long's outstanding contribution. This launch will be held in conjunction with the GRA Christmas drinks, held on the evening of December 13th. To attend and for further details, please RSVP to email@example.com, with […]Find out more »
Join us for a viewing and reflective discussion about 'The Australian Dream', a film following the experience of Indigenous AFL Player Adam Goodes. The viewing will be held on February 16th, 2020 from 2pm. Ticket price includes ticket for the film in a special screening just for this event. This event is part of GRA's […]Find out more »
When: Four sessions – 6pm - 9pm, on the 25th Feb and 3rd, 10th and 17th March 2020 This facilitated reading, discussion and application group is run weekly by John Newton. It will discuss selected readings concerning the psychodynamics of public leadership and applying concepts, examples and insights to current work experience. The objectives of […]Find out more »
GRA 2020 Conference: ‘Working with Diversity: Exploring the dynamics of cross-cultural relations in groups, organisations and communities’
Working with Diversity: Exploring the dynamics of cross-cultural relations in groups, organisations and communities. GRA’s 6th residential group relations conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia, 22-27 November 2020. It offers the opportunity to learn about the dynamics of working together in culturally diverse groups and to study the influence of cultural diversity upon group behaviour and interpersonal relations. Applications will open early 2020. Request […]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
Upcoming 2019 Group Relations Conference 'Identity, Gender, Authority and Community at Work' 25-29th November 2019 For more information please visit the NIODA webpage
18th November 2019 (Melbourne) 19th November 2019 (Sydney) These information sessions are for those interested in learning more about the Masters course, and offer an opportunity to meet other prospective students. For more information please visit the NIODA...
29th June - 5th July 2020 'The Walls Within: Working with Defenses against Otherness' Call for abstracts due on 30th November 2019. For more information please visit the Conference webpage