Natural disaster in Turkey and Syria

Dear EGATIN members and friends,

It is with great sadness and sympathy that we are following the news of the natural disaster in Turkey and Syria, whose unimaginable scale of death, injury and destruction will continue to have a traumatic effect for a long time to come.

On behalf of the EGATIN Committee, we would like to express our condolences and solidarity to our members and those who may have lost family, friends and loved ones.

If you would like to donate in response to earthquake in Turkey and Syria HERE are some links: 

International Committee of the Red Cross

UNICEF for every child


GASi Student Essay Competition 2023

The sixth GASI student essay competition will be held in 2023 with a prize of £600 from Sage, publishers of Group Analysis. The winning paper will be published in the journal. Closing date for entries: 30th September 2023

Students in group analytic psychotherapy training are invited to submit an unpublished original paper integrating theoretical material with clinical issues, paying attention to confidentiality and consent to publication.

An international panel of group analysts will judge the papers. The reading panel includes: Professor Elizabeth Rohr from Germany, Ivan Urlic from Croatia, Goran Ahlin from Sweden, Yael Doron from Israel and Val Parker from the UK.

As Group Analysis is an English language journal the final publication must be in English. However, in order to encourage wider participation in the competition, funds will be made available from GASIF for professional translation should an essay in a language other than English be selected as the winning entry. Students writing in another language should also submit a Deep L translated English version at the same time.

Full guidelines are available at:

Psycho-social Explorations of Trauma, Exclusion and Violence
Sample Chapter Promotion for Scanlon and Adlam (2022) Psycho-social Explorations of Trauma, Exclusion and Violence, International Library of Group Analysis, London Routledge. 
Following the publication in the ILGA series edited by Dr Earl Hopper, the publishers have very kindly made a free promotional chapter available.
This chapter sets out some of the key idea of our book - and the group-analytic concept that we are referring to as the ‘Diogenes paradigm’. 

Please find attached the GASi Symposium 2023 – CALL FOR PAPERS.

For further information and updates regarding preliminary program overview, registration fees and other contents, please visit the following link:

Join GA trainees' community
Dear fellow collegues,
Some of us had an interesting experience at this year's EGATIN Study Days on June 10-12. It was  the first time it was a hybrid event which can provoke strong and many different feelings. So, we can catch up after a month and have another group experience - just us, the trainees. Come and bring whatever you like, concerns, challenges, visions, dreams... a cup of coffee. This world is crazy but we are in it together.
In case you want to join us for the first time - we look forward to having you amongst us! 
Have a good week and see you on Saturday!
The students' admin group 
NOTE: The students' group meets every 2nd Saturday of each month, at 11.00 CET (except August). So, for the academic year 2022-2023, we will be meeting again on: 10 Sept 2022, 8 Oct 2022, 12 Nov 2022, 10 Dec 2022, 14 January 2023, 11 Feb 2023, 11 March 2023, 8 Apr 2023, 13 May 2023, 10 June 2023, 8 July 2023.
Every time we send an invitation to the students google group. Please send an email expressing your interest to join our google group at: We are also in the EGATIN website:
Join our GA trainees' community, we will be very happy to have you!
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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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 

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.