For the foreseeable future ALL workshops and talks will be held online.

The committee have been busy in producing the programme for 2021 and we believe that it is exciting and present it below. For the first few months of 2021 we anticipate that we will need to continue giving our events online. When it is safe to do so we hope that we will be able to return to our normal mode of holding events at the University.


9 February The Sibling in the Cosulting Room: Working with the Sibling Matrix
Val Parker
Half-day Workshop Saturday
6 March
Dissociation in the Counselling Room
Tanya Orr
9 March Working with Masculinities: A Relational Perspective
Anastasios Gaitanidis
27 April AGM, 7.30-9.30pm
(All members welcome)
11 May Working with Climate Change Anxiety
Bryony Martin
8 June Understanding Borderline States of Mind
Marcus Evans
12 October When Cultures Clash Invisibly
Sushila Dhall
9 November Rhythm and Blues: How the Development of an Attuned Rhythm can Mitigate Depression and Anxiety in Both Mother and Baby
Jane Eustace
Half-day Workshop Saturday
20 November
Understanding & Recognising Sex and Porn Addiction
Justin Marsh
14 December 10 Things You Didn't Know About Freud
Alistair Ross

Past Presentations

Summaries of RTG's past presentations can be found by following this link.


Both members and non-members who wish to attend will need to register with  Katrina Likhtman in advance. Non-members will need to pay £10 by bank transfer. The Zoom link will then be sent to those attending prior to the event.

The Sibling in the Consulting Room: Working with the Sibling Matrix

Presented by Val Parker
Tuesday, 9th February 2021 8pm to 9.30pm

Synopsis: An interactive presentation and discussion of ideas from Val's recently published book: 'A Group-Analytic Exploration of the Sibling Matrix: How Siblings Shape our Lives' (Routledge 2020) . I am delighted to have been invited back to the RTG to talk about siblings, which I think is an under-rated but hugely important aspect of our work with clients. This will be an opportunity for you to think not only about sibling issues in your clinical work and in the sibling transference, but also about how your own sibling issues may impact on your work as a therapist.

Biography:Val is a group analyst and psychodynamic psychotherapist working in private practice in West Oxfordshire. She was for many years a tutor on the Psychodynamic Studies programme at the University of Oxford. She currently teaches on the Oxford Foundation Course in Group Analysis, is a member of the staff team on the Qualifying Course in Group Analysis in Tirana, Albania and is a visiting lecturer on training courses throughout Britain.

RTG talks are approved for Royal College of Psychiatrists CPD: 1.5 external units per session. Sessions may also be used as proof of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as part of re-accreditations. Certificates and records of attendance are available at each meeting.

Disclaimer: All details are subject to change without notice and RTG cannot be held responsible for any financial losses incurred as a result.

RTG respectfully ask that all mobile phones are turned off during meetings