A Brief History Of EGATIN
EGATIN’s roots go back to the late 1970s as the number of group analytic centres and training organisations outside the UK was beginning to increase.
The diverse practices in group analytic training of the various training institutions showed the need for both exchanging information, knowledge, and experience, and maintaining universal standards in group analytic training.
EGATIN was founded in Zagreb, in 1987 by European graduates of the IGA (London), as an international network of group analytic training institutions. At the meeting in Heidelberg, 1988, which heralded a gradual shift of the geographical focus of group analysis, EGATIN’s first constitution, was presented.
In the following years EGATIN organised the first of its annual Study Days that have now become an important event in the group analytic calendar. The Study Days provide opportunities for members and trainees of EGATIN’s organisational members to present and discuss group analytic training, theory, and practice, in response to changing socio-political environments and technological developments.
For further information about the history of EGATIN read ‘On the history of EGATIN’, by Zoe Voyatzaki.