Building on Bion Branches

Author: Robert M. Lipgar
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843107118
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The enduring influence of Bion's work is the central theme of this book. Chapters by distinguished international contributors from the fields of psychoanalysis, group analysis, management consultancy and social science cover work with large groups, Bion and the Tavistock conferences, and his ideas about thinking, learning, dreams and mentality.

Building on Bion Roots

Author: Robert M. Lipgar
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843107101
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This collection of papers by distinguished international contributors explores formative influences affecting Bion's emotional and intellectual development. The authors revisit in depth the origins of Bion's ideas, his contact with Trotter, and his later work with the Tavistock Clinic and psychoanalysis.

The Large Group Re Visited

Author: Stanley Schneider
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424182
Format: PDF
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This important and thought-provoking book explores the workings and dynamics of the large group, with clear descriptions of both theory and technique. Building on Kreeger's earlier collection of papers, this volume shows how large-group concepts in group analysis have evolved to become important tools in understanding the social interactive processes operating in conferences, workshops, training institutes and large organizations such as hospitals, psychiatric communities and government agencies - and even operate in virtual groups formed on the internet. The authors consider issues of leadership and order, the control and expression of aggression, spiritual and therapeutic experiences, the maintenance of individuals' identities and the development of culture in the context of larger groups. Engaging with a broad set of contexts, this book will be of practical use to all those who seek fuller understanding of the social and psychological processes underlying group dynamics, including group analysts, sociologists, policy makers and consultants.

Relational Group Psychotherapy

Author: Richard M. Billow
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843107392
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Integrating relational theory with technique, this text reveals the personal nature of the process of group therapy as it affects the group therapist and group members. It builds on Bion's early theory of group and his later formulations regarding the structure of thought and the role of affect.

A History of Group Study and Psychodynamic Organizations

Author: Amy Louise Fraher
Publisher: Free Assn Books
ISBN:
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Many people hold a piece of the puzzle of group relations, yet few people are able to put them together in a meaningful way. In this breakthrough study, Amy L. Fraher provides the most comprehensive account yet written of the history of institutes of group study. The book draws on original documents as well as extensive interviews with key practitioners. The result is a fascinating story of the complex dynamics of organizational life. Developing the construct of idea organizations - organizations designed to generate intellectual concepts, rather than to produce goods or services - Fraher examines the psychodynamic workings of the National Training Laboratories, Tavistock and A.K. Rice Institutes, as well as early psychoanalytic societies. She shows how the innovatory forces that energize these idea organizations can become the focus of inter-group rivalries, creating a cycle that puts the organizations themselves at risk. Fraher details the cycle of idea organizations through the contributions of experts in the field such as David Armstrong, Gordon Lawrence, Isabel Menzies Lyth, Laurence Gould, Eric Miller, and Kathleen Pogue White, and others. She also uses A.K. Rice's previously unavailable field notes and director's reports to provide a documented overview of group relations theory and conference methodology not offered since Rice's own Learning for Leadership in 1965. This is an accessible and absorbing study, suitable both for experts and those new to the study of groups.

Bion Today

Author: Chris Mawson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317723074
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Bion Today explores how Bion’s work is used in contemporary settings; how his ideas have been applied at the level of the individual, the group and the organisation; and which phenomena have been made more comprehensible through the lenses of his concepts. The book introduces distinctive psychoanalytic contributions to show the ways in which distinguished analysts have explored and developed the ideas of Wilfred Bion. Drawing on the contributors’ experience of using Bion’s ideas in clinical work, topics include: an introduction to Bion clarification of the inter-related concepts of countertransference and enactment concepts integrating group and individual phenomena clinical implications of Bion’s thought Bion’s approach to psychoanalysis. Bion Today will be a valuable resource for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and all those who are interested in learning more about Bion’s thinking and his work.

Working with Groups

Author: Lily Becker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195781403
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The book responds to the need for an introductory text on group work practice in South Africa. It is concerned with the setting in which group work is practiced, and outlines the contemporary context and a theoretical overview of group work practice. The remainder of the chapters reflect on a variety of client populations and problem situationism as well as contemporary societal issues.