GRA Events

Viewing Group : Exploring sociogenic defenses and their potential transformation through art

A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY ‘Exploring sociogenic defences and their potential transformation through art.' A Viewing Group facilitated by Anne Jeffs and Allan Shafer This viewing group will meet on five occasions with the same membership to watch together two purposively selected cinematic films, to explore the theme of sociogenic defences as...

Open Meeting: 'Engaging with Racism in Ourselves and Society'

Project Initiation Meeting ‘Engaging with Racism In Ourselves and Society' At the Members evening on 6 March, we (Jinette de Gooijer and Allan Shafer) proposed that Group Relations Australia undertake a two year project to explore the dynamics of racism. With the purpose of promoting understanding of the unconscious dynamics that result in racism in mind, we...

Social Dreaming Matrix and Book Launch

Social Dreaming Matrix and Book Launch NIODA and GRA are pleased to invite you to the Social Dreaming Matrix and Book Launch. With an opening address from David Armstrong from the Tavistock Consultancy Service, NIODA Director of Research and Scholarship Susan Long and Principal Consultant Nuala Dent will then commence a Social Dreaming Matrix. This event is free to attend but...

Seeking Asylum Project

The Seeking Asylum Project ( SAP ) was developed to apply group-relations, socioanalytic, system psychodynamic skills and methods to the study of Australia’s response to asylum seeking in its many forms - from political refugees through to social and other forms of asylum seeking. The SAP aims to improve our shared understanding of the conscious and...

Launch of Socioanalysis Journal, Vol. 18, special Issue on “Seeking Asylum”

Group Relations Australia’s Seeking Asylum Project celebrated its achievements with a launch of Vol. 18 of Socioanalysis Journal. Guest speaker was Julian Burnside. Project co-ordinator Greg Cook and Special Issue editor Allan Shafer also spoke about the project.                      A usb flash drive containing...

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