Featuring contributions from a range of organizational contexts, Group Analysis: Working with Staff, Teams and Organizations identifies the key features to group analytic practice as well as how different theoretical orientations, such as Systemic and Tavistock Consultancy approaches, can be incorporated into the process.
The book addresses two essential features of group analysis: the exploration of unconscious dynamics in groups, and the shifts of observational attention between the group as a whole, the individual in the group, and the group in the individual. Including perspectives from both organizational consultancy and reflective practice, chapters feature analysis with groups and subgroups in a range of settings, including a forensic psychiatric hospital, a children’s hospice, an Anglican religious community and the management team of a global organization.
Group Analysis: Working with Staff, Teams and Organizations is a major contribution to the developing literature on group analysis. It will be of great interest to psychotherapists, organizational consultants, facilitators of reflective practice groups, coaches, trainees in these disciplines, and any professionals who work with staff, teams, and organizations.
"The distinguished authors of the papers in this collection bring into focus a distinctively group analytic approach to working with staff, teams and organisations. Novakovic and Vincent carefully locate the group analytic in the context of the Tavistock and Systemic approaches to such work. This is a much needed and original contribution to field of applied group analysis and key reading for students and professionals." --Sarah Tucker, National Director of Training, IGA
"This book is a searching view of various ways of working with the dynamics of professionals. Not only is stress in teams a neglected priority, but knowledge about such stress needs to be held within the teams themselves. These Chapters join three traditions; that of Foulkes and the Institute of Group Analysis, as it encounters the Group Relations Tavistock and Systemic approaches. The result is not seamless, but it is an essential synthetic aim to be tackled, by writers now several generations after the founders at Northfield in WW2. The interweaving of the many ideas, complimenting and conflicting with each other, should not be missed." --Bob Hinshelwood, Professor Emeritus, University of Essex
Series Editor’s Preface
About the Editors and Contributors
Tavistock Consultancy Approaches, Systemic Practice, and the Group Analytic Approach in Work with Staff, Staff Teams, and Organizations
Tavistock Approaches to Consulting with Teams and OrganizationsRichard Morgan-Jones
Systemic Practice to Work with Staff, Teams, and OrganizationsMartin Miksits
A Group Analytic Approach to Work with Staff Teams and Organizations: A Contextual FrameworkChristine Oliver
Commentary on Systemic, Tavistock, and Group Analytic ApproachesChristine Oliver
Tavistock Consultancy, Systems Centred, and Group Analytic Perspectives on a Community Meeting on an Acute Psychiatric Ward
Tavistock Consultancy PerspectiveJulian Lousada
Systems-Centered® Consultancy PerspectiveRay Haddock
A Group Analytic PerspectiveDavid Kennard
Part IIChapter 3
"How did you get here from there?": Psychosis, Stigma, and the Counter TransferenceDavid Vincent
Working Between Worlds of ExperiencePeter Wilson
What Makes a Staff Support Group (Un)safeDavid Kennard
Consulting to Doctors in General Practice: "Don’t talk to me about work" Cynthia Rogers
Reflective Practice Groups – A Hall of MirrorsSue Einhorn
Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: Reflective Practice in Anxious TimesIan Simpson
Resistance to Reflective Practice – an Anti-Group PerspectiveMorris NitsunChapter 10
Discovering the Unconscious Patterns of a National Culture through a Large Group of Psychotherapists and Group Analysts in Finland: An Application of Group Analysis in an Organizational ContextGerhard Wilke
The Group as a Whole, the Individual in the Group, and the Group in the IndividualAleksandra Novakovic
Drawing on the seminal ideas of British, European and American group analysts, psychoanalysts, social psychologists and social scientists, the books in this series focus on the study of small and large groups, organisations and other social systems, and on the study of the transpersonal and transgenerational sociality of human nature. NILGA books will be required reading for the members of professional organisations in the field of group analysis, psychoanalysis, and related social sciences. They will be indispensable for the "formation" of students of psychotherapy, whether they are mainly interested in clinical work with patients or in consultancy to teams and organisational clients within the private and public sectors.