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 Membership Special Resolution

GRA Membership Special Resolution

Via Zoom,

A meeting to discuss and vote the special resolution on the current GRA Membership structure. All GRA members will receive information via email about the changes leading up to this meeting. To RSVP please email before 23 August 2021

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25 August
Directorate Roles – Information Session

Directorate Roles – Information Session

Via Zoom,

This is a meeting for interested GRA members to speak to the current Directorate about upcoming vacancies. Members interested in taking up a role on the GRA Directorate can email before August 30 to RSVP for this Information session. An email outlining the roles and responsibilities will be emailed to all GRA members prior […]

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01 September
Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

To be confirmed, Australia
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Save the Date: The GRA Annual General Meeting will be held on October 30th, 2021. Time and venue to be confirmed, depending on Covid restrictions. All members will be notified of the AGM, proxies and contingency plans should restrictions be in place, or an online meeting is required. We look forward to seeing you there.

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30 October

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

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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


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

Latest News

Disembodied Relations at Work – Conference Director’s Report

Disembodied Relations at Work – Conference Director’s Report

A summary report for the recent GRA Conference Disembodied Relations at Work - Exploring the Dynamics of Working Online During a Pandemic has been compiled by Conference Director Jinette de Gooijer. This conference was held online between the 16th February - 17th...

Blog: Trust in Institutions (Pt 2)

Blog: Trust in Institutions (Pt 2)

To see the previous post in this series, please click here. See more about the upcoming Mistrust and Trust in Institutions program. When trust is shaken: the Royal Commission By Ross Williamson The Australian Royal Commission is an ad hoc, quasi-judicial inquiry into...

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