What is Igas?

The Irish Group Analytic Society is the professional body for Group Analysts in Ireland and a member of the psychoanalytic section of The Irish Council of Psychotherapy.

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PLEASE NOTE: IGAS is now using eZines to communicate to members

IGAS is now using email newsletters/eZines to communicate news and events to members. This page will only be updated occasionally.  

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Irish Council Psychotherapy - NEWS

The Irish Council for Psychotherapy welcomes the decision of the Minister for Health Mr Simon Harris, TD to recognise the two distinct professions of Psychotherapist and Counsellor, each with their own register under one registration board. This is in line with ICP’s recommendations in the submission document to government. Read more...http://www.psychotherapycouncil.ie/2017/05/press-release/

Garda Vetting

Group Analysts and anyone working with vulnerable adults/children must apply to be vetted by An Gardai Síochána.  IGAS members can apply through ICP by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. An administrative fee of €20 will apply.

A new opportunity for Group Supervision with Jacinta Kennedy. 


A new opportunity for Group Supervision with Valerie Preston.


Group Supervision Opportunity with Anna Comerford

I am planning to start a supervision group for practicing Group Analysts and psychotherapists of their clinical practice.

The group would take place at 2 Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Fridays – approximately once per month. Anna Comerford 087 976 0057

Group Analyst

Accredited Supervisor.

Group Analysis Training Dates 2017-2018.


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy can help depressed patients where other treatments fail

A ground-breaking research study conducted by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and published in the October issue of World Psychiatry is providing important evidence of the efficacy of long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (LTPP) for NHS patients suffering from chronic depression.

Read a summary of the paper here Summary

The paper was published in open access journal World Psychiatry in October 2015 Journal Article.

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We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
Little Gidding, TS Eliot, 1942