This book presents a number of perspectives using central Lacanian concepts to invite the clinician into a different reading of the group therapy phenomena. It is intended to group therapists to take the challenge and begin to wrestle with Lacanian concepts as they look at the group.
Series Editor’s Foreword -- Introduction -- Part I -- Jacques Lacan 1901–1981 -- The other in the group and the other of the group: two basic dialogues -- “The subject supposed to know” (Le sujet suppose savoir) -- What happens in the venerable halls of language when there is no space for the word -- From need, through demand, to desire -- Revolution, evolution: change and desire -- Part II -- Revolution, evolution: change and desire -- On knowing too much -- Between being and meaning: between drive and desire -- Conclusion
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.