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

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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 Christmas Drinks and 20th Anniversary Launch of Socioanalysis Journal

GRA Christmas Drinks and 20th Anniversary Launch of Socioanalysis Journal

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 administrator@grouprelations.org.au, with […]

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13 December
Engaging with Racism: Viewing and Reflective Discussion Event

Engaging with Racism: Viewing and Reflective Discussion Event

$25

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 […]

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16 February
Leadership and Authority in Public Sector Organisations

Leadership and Authority in Public Sector Organisations

$200

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 […]

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25 February
GRA 2020 Conference: ‘Working with Diversity: Exploring the dynamics of cross-cultural relations in groups, organisations and communities’

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. A residential group relations conference. 22-27 November 2020, Melbourne, Australia Primary task: To study cultural diversity and its influence upon group behaviour and interpersonal relations in the temporary organisation that is the conference. Purpose: The purpose of the conference is to provide opportunities […]

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22 November

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.

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Engagement with like-minded group relations / OD professionals working in managerial, consulting, clinical and academic roles

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Opportunities for ongoing learning about systems psychodynamics in groups / teams, organisations and society

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Priority access to GRA events: biennial conference, professional enhancement activities, coaching / mentoring, social activist projects

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Receive current information and research into group socioanalytic and psychodynamic approaches with a subscription to Socioanalysis included with membership

Latest News

2019 NIODA Group Relations Conference

2019 NIODA Group Relations Conference

Upcoming 2019 Group Relations Conference 'Identity, Gender, Authority and Community at Work' 25-29th November 2019   For more information please visit the NIODA webpage

2020 ISPSO Symposium Berlin

2020 ISPSO Symposium Berlin

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

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GROUP RELATIONS AUSTRALIA INC

PO Box 2005,
Brunswick East, VIC 3057

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