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Psychodynamic Coaching and Supervision for Executives An Entrepreneur and a Psychoanalyst in Dialogue

    166 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    166 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Thomas Kretschmar and Andreas Hamburger provide an important overview of psychodynamic work in companies, presenting different viewpoints and explaining key psychoanalytic terms and techniques for coaching and supervision. Written in the form of a dialogue between Kretschmar, an entrepreneur, and Hamburger, a psychoanalyst, the book provides unique insight into psychodynamic coaching and supervision.

    Psychodynamic Coaching and Supervision for Executives begins with an overview of coaching, psychodynamic approaches, the unconscious and relevant psychoanalytic theory. Kretschmar and Hamburger then consider Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD) in business, assess current research into coaching and supervision and present a selection of key case studies. At the end of each chapter, the authors compare their positions, giving important contextual information, exploring objections, complications and improvements, and providing a precise summary of the topic.

    This book will be an illuminating guide for therapists and professionals who wish to learn how psychoanalytic theory and practice can be used for coaching, counseling and supervision in an organizational context.

    Introduction 1. Historical Overview 2. The Unconscious at Work 3. State of the Art 4. Indispensable Background Knowledge 5. The State of Research 6. Case Examples 7. Summary and Prospects 8. Index of Organizations of Psychodynamic Coaching and Psychoanalytic Organizational Supervision 9. References


    Thomas Kretschmar is the managing director of Mind Institute SE and founder of Hypoport SE, Germany.

    Andreas Hamburger is professor of clinical psychology and psychoanalysis at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin, Germany.