This book is concerned with the study of organizations of various kinds. It examines the patterns of conscious and unconscious life of those organizations in which traumatic experience is ubiquitous and understanding the variations in individual, group, and organizations.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Processes and Systems -- A study in institutional change: the experience of trauma and the role of rumour in a case of paranoiagenesis -- Traumatogenic processes in a psychiatric hospital: unconscious destructiveness of leadership change -- Trauma as cause and effect of perverse organizational process -- Baked beans and mashed potato: the basic assumption of Incohesion: Aggregation/Massification in organizations treating adolescents with eating disorders -- A study of trauma and scapegoating in the context of incohesion: an example from the oil industry -- The survival and development of a traumatized clinic for psychotherapy for people with intellectual disabilities -- Leaders and Leadership -- Personal trauma and collective disorder: the example of organizational psychodynamics in psychiatry -- Disorganized responses to refusal and spoiling in traumatized organizations -- Trauma and leadership succession: congregational leadership transition in the context of socio-cultural change -- Leaders and groups in traumatized and traumatizing organizations: a matter of everyday survival -- Organizations in traumatized societies: the Israeli case* -- Two perspectives on a trauma in a training group: the systems-centred approach and the theory of incohesion -- Building individual resilience and organizational hardiness: addressing post-trauma worker's block*
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.