ORGANISERS

About GASi

The Group Analytic Society International (GASi) was founded by Dr. E.J. Anthony, Dr. P.B. de Maré, Dr. N. Elias, Dr. S.H. Foulkes, Mrs. E.T. Foulkes, Mrs. M.L. Abercrombie in London in 1952 as a learned society to study and promote the development of Group Analysis in both its clinical and applied aspects. The first regular weekly seminars were given by Foulkes in 1952. Members of the Society come from different countries and from many fields and disciplines, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, medicine, nursing, social work, counselling, education, industry, forensic and prison services, management and organisational consultancy, architecture, anthropology and the clergy.

GASi provides opportunities for the international exchange of Group Analytic theory and practice and is open to anybody interested in its application in any setting. As Group Analysis is rooted in a theory that fundamentally recognises the social nature of people, it seeks to understand and enrich the psychological, emotional, cultural and socio-political experience of individuals and groups in both clinical settings and beyond. Recognising the complexity of this task, and aiming to include people from any background, no matter how diverse, GASi is committed to providing meeting places where open reflection, on the ways in which we include and exclude one another, is facilitated.

GASi provides opportunities for the international exchange of Group Analytic theory and practice and is open to anybody interested in its application in any setting. As Group Analysis is rooted in a theory that fundamentally recognises the social nature of people, it seeks to understand and enrich the psychological, emotional, cultural and socio-political experience of individuals and groups in both clinical settings and beyond. Recognising the complexity of this task, and aiming to include people from any background, no matter how diverse, GASi is committed to providing meeting places where open reflection, on the ways in which we include and exclude one another, is facilitated.

About GASB

Group Analytic Society Belgrade (GAS Belgrade) is a national Group Analytic Organisation established in 1995 by a first generation of Qualified Group Analysts from Serbia who were trained in Belgrade by the Institute of Group Analysis London Overseas, with the support of three main Mental Health institutions in Belgrade: The Psychiatric Clinic of the Clinical Centre of Serbia, the Institute of Mental Health and ˝Dr Dragiša Mišovic˝. The roots of GASB go to early 70s when the group psychodynamic work of the pioneers of Social Psychiatry of leading Mental Health institutions in our country was flourishing.

GASB gathers group analysts to develop and enhance theory in wide range (Foulkes-Bion), practice, education, and research in group analysis, group analytic psychotherapy and congenial fields as well as to highlight different social changes and crisis from a group analytic point of view understanding inner processes of large and small groups, teams and organisations.

Essential part of GASB is Training in Group Analysis. The Group Analytic Training is organised and conducted by Training Group Analysts of GASB, led by the Training Committee. More training is organised by the Psycho-social section, like System Psychodynamic Consulting training and others. GAS Belgrade is a Qualifying Member of EGATIN and provides training according to the EGATIN standards. GASB is full-fledged Member of EFPP in Group Section from 2007. Many group analysts and trainees are GASI members. GAS Belgrade has a status as an institute (EAPTI) in EAP, and is a Member of Serbian Union of Associations For Psychotherapy (SDPT).

GASB organises twice a year Spring and Autumn Workshops with the Lecture on accurate topic, Supervision in groups and Large Group, and several international events:

  • First GASI Summer School of Group Analysis in 2013
  • EGATIN Study Days in 2014
  • Psycho-social Section organised 'Learning through Experience' about Inclusion/Exclusion Phenomena in and between Traditions of Bion, Foulkes and Main in 2014, 10 Years of the Reflective Citizens in Serbia in 2015, as well as many other International Workshops
  • EFPP Conference of Adult and Group Section in 2018

Chairs and Members of the Committees

Chairs of the Symposium: David Glyn, Tija Despotović

Scientific Committee
Chairs: Linde Wotton, Ivanka Dunjić,
Members: Pieter Hutz, Taras Levin, Jelica Satarić, Marit Joffe Milstein, Marina Mojović, Jasmina Knežević Tasić, Alice Mulasso, Dušanka Vučinić Latas, Vladislava Stamos, Snežana Kecojević Miljević

Management Subcommittee
Chairs: David Glyn, Tija Despotović
Members: Linde Wotton, Ivanka Dunjić, Renate von Hodenberg, Hicham Jabrane, Peter Zelaskowski, Jasmina Stojković Pavlović, Milijana Niškanović, Bojana Mitrović

Local Organising Committee
Chair: Bojana Mitrović
Members: Milijana Niskanović, Jasmina Stojković Pavlović

Local Conference Organisers
Sofija Marjanović, Ametid, Branding & Design
Stefan Trbojević, IT
George Pavlovic, PPS, Financial Consultant
Uros Radulović, Event Service, Event Organiser
Aleksa Despotović, Voluntary Consultant