Group Analysis India Fundraising Zoom Lectures
Fund Raising
We are only able to sustain the training through fund raising here in the UK for several reasons.

First and foremost, the fees being charged to the Indian candidates, which although considerable from an Indian perspective, are unable to meet the costs of the programme.

Second, even if we were able to raise sufficient money in India through whatever means, the Indian Government prohibits the payment of foreign professionals, particularly by charities like HNI (the institution that is hosting our training in Bengaluru).
It is for this reason that we have to raise funds outside of India to support the training.

To this end we have started the charity Group Analysis India (Charity Number 1192636) , the function of which is to raise funds to pay the costs of trainers.

Many colleagues and well wishers have supported us through one-off or regular monthly donations - for which we are very grateful. However, there continues to be a considerable shortfall, as we need something like £30,000 a year to keep the training afloat.
This event and others like it are in the service of this end.
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October 23rd, 2021
Farhad Dalal

The Ethics of Supervision
Reciprocity, Emergence & Prefiguration

2pm to 4.15 pm UK time
9am to 11.15am New York time
3pm to 5.15pm Central European time
4pm to 6.15pm Greek time
6.30pm to 8.45 pm India time

£20 + optional additional donation

(All monies raised will be donated to Group Analysis India)

About the talk...
As we go further into the process of cultivating group analysis and group analysts in India (now into its third year and with seven faculty and forty candidates), I find myself thinking about the kinds of supervision we/I might provide in that context, a form of supervision that keeps in mind the decolonizing project which inevitably entails a critique of some forms of mainstream supervisory practice.
With this in mind, I ask: what makes for an ethical supervision?
I begin by examining the ethical requirements in different situations; first in situations between persons and things (science), and then in situations between persons and persons (psychotherapy).

I will argue that if psychotherapy (and consequently supervision) is thought to be a scientific activity, then this will require the supervisor to subscribe to the ethics akin to those of the natural scientist, neutral and detached. However, if psychotherapy and supervision are inter subjective relational activities (as I think them to be), then central to the ethical requirements of supervision will be notions of reciprocity and mutuality. Also necessary will be notions of prefiguration and emergence.

Farhad Dalal is the convenor of the Group Analytic Training in India. He is a psychotherapist and group analyst living and working in Devon, UK, where he convened a number of Limbus Critical Psychotherapy Conferences ( Over the years he has lectured and written extensively and critically on many subjects, including those of race, psychotherapy theory and practice, politics, managerialism, ethics and research. His books to date are: Taking the Group Seriously, Race, Colour & the Processes of Racialization, Thought Paralysis: The Virtues of Discrimination, and CBT- The Cognitive Behavioural Tsunami: Managerialism, Politics and the Corruptions of Science. (
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