This book analyses the disturbance that HIV/AIDS causes in society and in the individual and shows how it can activate the destructive power of groups, if nothing is done to stem these effects. It is devoted to documenting experiences from a workshop the author convened in London in December 1987.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- The psychological and social impact of a virus -- The reversal of meanings, values and attitudes -- Anxieties and emotions of individuals affected by HIV/ARC/AIDS -- The relevance of group analysis -- Healing power and destructive power of groups -- Group responses to the AIDS crisis: experiences from a workshop -- From the first idea to the final format -- Participants, staff and the spirit of the workshop -- The four talks -- The unspeakable emerges from the non-fishbowl -- What happened behind seven closed doors? -- Facing the darkness in the last plenary session -- The participants’ evaluation of the workshop -- Lessons derived from the workshop -- Recommendations -- Looking towards the future -- Strange phenomena -- Group-analytic and other group work in a world that lives with AIDS -- Postscript -- Leaflet -- Registration form -- Members of staff and speakers -- Group conductors’ meeting -- Programme for staff -- Programme for participants -- Evaluation form