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Assie Gildenhuys, South Africa

Dr Assie Gildenhuys has an ongoing and long-term teaching and research interest in the theoretical field of group analysis and the applied field of larger group constellations and institutional dynamics. Additionally, he is actively involved in community projects, applying group format training and experiential learning. In this format of training various learning spaces are used to bring experience and learning into a frame of exploration and conceptual clarification. Expanding insight and greater dynamic formulation is part of the developing skills set.

Over the years, Dr Gildenhuys has explored context-specific formulations regarding small and larger group settings, with the aim of establishing better informed clinical practice and research applications in this field. He has consulted to and assisted in developing capacity in the mental health field.

He consults in the organizational and institutional field and was involved in the development of a distance-learning international project. He has extensive experience in using this modality in developing programs and facilitating learning. Bringing together local, regional and international perspectives enlarge the possible application of group work.

 

Research interests Median group development Social integration and median group development Social themes and transgenerational dialogue Group-analytic psychotherapy and community teaching Social transformation in the block training experience Recent publications Gildenhuys, A. A. (2010).

Over the years, Dr Gildenhuys has explored context-specific formulations regarding small and larger group settings, with the aim of establishing better-informed clinical practice and research applications in this field.

Assie consults in the organizational and institutional field and is involved in the development of a distance-learning international project.

Dr Gildenhuys is presently a board member of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process (IAGP).