Focused Group Analytic Psychotherapy by Steinar Lorentzen

Focused Group Analytic Psychotherapy. An Integration of Clinical Experience and Research

Steinar Lorentzen, University of Oslo, Norway

This practical text lays out a new form of focused, time- limited group analytic psychotherapy, built on new and existing research, and integrating clinical experience from across the field. 

Presented in three parts, Focused Group Analytic Psychotherapy clearly introduces the therapeutic approach, fully explores all the elements involved, from considering suitable patients to composing the group and the role of the therapist, and provides an in-depth examination of clinical quality assurance, research and the integration of supervision. Peppered with examples and vignettes from carefully designed research by the author and others, the chapters demonstrate how this approach can be used in group therapy with patients facing specific psychological problems, symptomatic distress and/or a problematic relationship to self or others.

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GASI Symposium Belgrade - Call For Papers

GASI Symposium Belgrade 2023 - Call For Papers

6th Group Analytic Society International Summer School, Ireland, 27-31 July 2022 
6th Group Analytic Society International Summer School, Ireland, 27-31 July 2022 

In Dreams Begins Responsibility / W. B. YEATS 

Join us for 5 days in Dublin, Ireland. Home of Yeats, Heaney, Joyce and Wilde, Rebellion and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

Waking or sleeping, our dreams express our desires, as individuals, or as nations. Living in our dreams takes us away from reality, but living out our dreams can be a creative and powerful source for change. In groups we can realise and express our dreams, and take responsibility for our actions.

St. Patrick’s College, University of Maynooth

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EGATIN Study Days & AGM 2022 in Rome postponed to Friday 10th / Sunday 12th June
Study Days

Due to the on-going uncertainty of the impact of the virus on future planning and following the results of the recent delegate questionnaire, the
date of the 2022 Rome Study Days has been re-scheduled to 10th and 12th of June. 

The committee is currently in the process of creating a structure for what may be a hybrid event including both face-to-face and online meetings and combinations of them both.

18th International GASi Symposium Belgrade, 23 - 27 August 2023

18th International GASi Symposium Belgrade, 23 - 27 August 2023 

When Divided Worlds Meet / Confluences of Identity, Culture, Continuity and Change

 First Announcement 

Nordic Conference in Group Psychoterapy in Norway 2022

Nordic Conference in Group Psychoterapy in Norway 2022

Invitation to contribute to the  XI:e Nordic Conference in Group Psychoterapy who will take place in the city of Ålesund, Norway, 1. -3. September 2022.

The main theme of the conference will be Container and Contained; the importance of containing in therapeutic groups and in Society.

Sigmund Karterud will have the main lecture on day one;  Thursday: September 1st 2022, with the title The concept of container-contained and its relevance for group psychotherapy

Birthe Johansen will have the main lecture on day two; Friday: September 2nd 2022,  with the title Who and what contains the container?

Tor- Kristian Island will have the main lecture on day three; Saturday: September 3rd 2022,  with the title; «Enough is Enough!» WHEN THE SOCIETAL CONTAINER IS FULL

Website for the conference

Trainees Google Group

After the successful video conference (Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2020) an international group of trainees decided to form a google group to stay in touch, to share concerns and challenges of the group analytic training in different countries - especially during covid times - and to organize future events, e.g. leaderless online student groups, peer supervision, etc.

If you are a student at a group analytic institute with a link to EGATIN, please feel free to join us! Just write an email to, mention briefly your institute and you are in. We are happy to have you!


EGATIN is a network of organizations which offer training programmes in Group Analysis.

By enabling the exchange of experiences and knowledge between the members, EGATIN tries to contribute to keeping the high standards in group analytic training programmes among EGATIN members, in Europe and beyond.

EGATIN also helps to facilitate the development and extension of training in group analysis in countries where such training is not provided.