LIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA: REFLECTING ON OUR EXPERIENCE USING GROUP ANALYSIS  


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 LIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA: REFLECTING ON OUR EXPERIENCE USING GROUP ANALYSIS

Saturday 20 OCTOBER 2018

9h00-16h30

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Francis Ames Room (Conference Room 4), Barnard Fuller Building, UCT Medical School, Anzio Road, Observatory

 

You are invited to join us at a Group Analytic Processing Workshop that will offer a group analytic approach to people’s current experience of living in South Africa.    We will begin with reflections by Albie Sachs, former Constitutional Court judge and activist, and then make use of small and large groupsto open up a space for personal reflection and interpersonal discourse.  We will introduce group analytic theory as a framework and utilise both its method and interpretation to help us understand some of the complex social dynamics that may be enacted in our groups.  

This workshop is suitable for mental health professionals, educators and adult members of civil society, particularly those working with fellow South Africans.

Broadly defined, Group Analysis is an analytic approach that recognises the unconscious forces in the group situation and provides a method for investigating the psychic structures and processes that manifest themselves in particular contexts.It focuses on the relationship between the individual and the group, emphasising the essentially social nature of human experience. Through group processes we can explore what bearing the public and private aspects of a person’s life have on one another, and the dialectic between group and personal development.The founder of group analysis, Foulkes wrote: “What is inside is outside, the ‘social’ is not external but very much internal too and penetrates the innermost being of the individual personality.” (1973: 26). 

 

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COST:

  Before 15 September        After 15 September
CGAS members R500.00 R600.00
Non members R600.00 R700.00
NGO Staff* R400.00 R450.00
Students R400.00 R450.00

*Further reduction available for non-profit organisations sending a group of 3 or more staff members.

** The cost will include midmorning and afternoon teas and a light lunch.

 

RSVP to admin@cgas.co.za

EFT payments can be made to:CGAS, Absa Bank, Branch No: 632005, Savings Account, Account No: 9280119672.  Please use your Initial, Surname and 20 Oct as a reference.  Places will only be reserved once payment has been received.

Please direct queries to admin@cgas.co.zaor Monica Spiro can be contacted on 021 7941577.

 

PROGRAM

 

 

8h30-9h00:               Registration

9h00-9h15:               Welcome and Introductions

9h15-10h00:             Albie Sachs “Reflections on living in South Africa

10h00-10h30:          Response to Albie and discussion

10h30-11h00:          Tea

11h00-12h30:          Small Groups

12h30-13h30:          Lunch (Sign up and information will be available for courses for next year during lunch time)

13h30-15h00:          Large Group

15h00-15h20:          Tea

15h20-15h40:          Group Analytic Theory

15h40-16h30:          Plenary Reflections and Interpretations