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The Large Group

Dynamics and Therapy, 1st Edition

By Lionel Kreeger


344 pages

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This important, pioneering book collates our knowledge of large groups, both at a theoretical and practical level. Thirteen distinguished contributors offer experiences from a wide range of disciplines and settings. Roughly half the chapters are psychoanalytic in their orientation; other contributions derive from general psychiatry, sociology, anthropology and industrial psychology.The place of large-group therapy is still to be defined, but it is hoped that this book will contribute to the careful and detailed assessment that is necessary to fulfill its evaluation.

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1 . Problems o f the large group from a group-analytic point of view, 2. Some psychodynamics of large groups 3. Threats to identity in the large group 4. The politics of large groups 5. A sociological view of large groups 6. The large group as a medium for sociotherapy, 7. Psychotherapy in the large group 8. The large group in training 9. Large groups in natural settings - an anthropological view 10. Large groups in industry, Conclusion.

About the Author

Lionel Kreeger, Consultant Psychiatrist, Paddington Centre for Psychotherapy, London. Member of Group-Analytic Society, London, and Institute of Group Analysis. Associate Member of British Psychoanalytic Society.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health