Experiences in Groups

and Other Papers

Author: W.R. Bion

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134954492

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 5546

A classic study which, by synthesizing the approaches of psychoanalysis and group dynamics, has added a new dimension to the understanding of group phenomena.

Self Experiences in Group, Revisited

Affective Attachments, Intersubjective Regulations, and Human Understanding

Author: Irene N. H. Harwood,Walter Stone,Malcolm Pines

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415899443

Category: Psychology

Page: 258

View: 8141

Since the publication of Self Experiences in Group in 1998—the first book to apply self psychology and intersubjectivity to group work—there have been tremendous advancements in the areas of affect, attachment, infant research, intersubjective regulation, motivational theory, neurobiology, philosophy, somatic understanding, and trauma. Carefully edited by Irene Harwood, Walter Stone, and Malcolm Pines, Self Experiences in Group, Revisited is a completely revised and updated application of self-psychological and intersubjective perspectives to couples, family, and group work, incorporating many of these recent findings and theories of the past decade. Divided into five sections, the contributors take an updated approach to the prenate and neonate in group; couples and the family in group; group theory, technique, and application; working with trauma; and group processes and artistic applications. Throughout, the reader is engaged in affectively understanding what is experienced by individuals in the regulation and dysregulation of self as part of the interpersonal relating, learning, and change that can occur in groups. Contributors: Mary Dluhy, Barbara Feld, Darryl Feldman, Vivian Gold, Irene Harwood, Gloria Batkin Kahn, Joseph Lichtenberg, Louisa Livingston, Marty Livingston, Jane van Loon, Judy McLaughlin-Ryan, Malcolm Pines, John Schlapobersky, Robert Schulte, Rosemary Segalla, Emanuel Shapiro, Walter Stone, Paula Thomson

Self Experiences in Group

Intersubjective and Self Psychological Pathways to Human Understanding

Author: Irene N. H. Harwood,Malcolm Pines

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853025969

Category: Psychology

Page: 189

View: 7504

Using clinical examples, the contributors demonstrate the 'good enough' healing power of carefully constructed and supervised groups conducted by therapists who apply both Kohut's self psychological concepts and those currently evolving from intersubjectivity throughout the world. Among the topics covered in this volume are: - the recent advances in hermeneutics, self psychology and intersubjectivity theory - the universal need for a group object - Kohut's thinking on archaic and mature twinship - the applicability of new infant research - the need to examine early childhood multiple cross-cultural selfobject and traumatic experiences within transferences - the utilization of a co-therapy model - and how to create optimal group environments. Mixing new theoretical developments with clinical research and practice, Self Experiences in Group breaks new ground and illustrates how these concepts can be applied to work at infant, child or adult level.

Traumatic Experience in the Unconscious Life of Groups

The Fourth Basic Assumption : Incohesion : Aggregation/massification Or (ba) I:A/M

Author: Earl Hopper

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843100874

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 942

Working within the traditions of Bion, Turquet, Foulkes and Pines, and drawing on concepts and data from psychoanalysis, group analysis and sociology, this volume develops Earl Hopper's theory of the fourth basic assumption in the unconscious life of groups and group-like social systems within a social, cultural and political context.

Adolescents Grow in Groups

Experiences in Adolescent Group Psychotherapy

Author: Irving H. Berkovitz

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9781568214429

Category: Group psychotherapy for teenagers.

Page: 250

View: 7074

In this text, 30 professionals from psychiatry, psychology and social work describe examples of experiences of small adolescent peer groups. Theoretical and technical principles are described, as well as glimpses into the group processes themselves.

Experience in Groups

Author: Geoffrey G. O'Brien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940696669

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

View: 3781

Poems that reimagine poetry's ancient dream of collective life from within the nightmare and necessities of our present.

Working More Creatively with Groups

Author: Jarlath Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135266573

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 2242

A new edition of the classic group work textbook! In Working More Creatively with Groups, Jarlath Benson presents the essential knowledge required to set up and work with a group. He looks at how to plan and lead a group successfully and how to intervene skilfully. As well as covering the different stages in the life of a group, the book emphasizes the various levels of group experience and gives suggestions for working imaginatively with them. This thoroughly updated third edition not only provides a comprehensive guide to groupwork but shows the groupworker how to move on to more in-depth and intensive work, using a variety of strategies illustrated by full clinical vignettes. Many chapters are updated and expanded to include Benson’s latest thinking and teaching and the book includes two new chapters. The first focuses on working with and developing different sorts of groups along the therapeutic/educational continuum. The second new chapter discusses how to best use a supervisory process and set up and run a supervisory group. Well known and widely used by social workers, psychologists, educationalists and youth workers, this popular text is suitable for all those working with groups.

Basics of Group Psychotherapy

Author: Harold S. Bernard,K. Roy MacKenzie

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898621174

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 4317

Filling a significant gap in the clinical literature, this unusually practical manual addresses the nuts-and-bolts issues involved in conducting group therapy. Featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, the volume covers everything from determining which patients will benefit from a group experience to step-by-step instructions for running group sessions as effectively as possible. A hands-on manual, the volume is also an ideal companion to a basic text on group psychotherapy. Organized in a unique, logical sequence, the chapters begin with an explanation of how to select patients for a particular group intervention and how groups are composed. The different stages of group interaction over time are then covered in detail, as are the changing aspects of the therapist's role during the various stages. Setting forth basic principles of group technique--including the management of resistance, transference, primitive group dynamics, and countertransference--a clear distinction is drawn between the roles of therapists conducting group treatment and therapists working in other treatment modalities.

The Large Group Re-visited

The Herd, Primal Horde, Crowds and Masses

Author: Stanley Schneider,Haim Weinberg

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843100973

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 8612

This important and thought-provoking book explores the workings and dynamics of the large group, with clear descriptions of both theory and technique. 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.

Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life

Crossing Boundaries

Author: Mary B. McRae,Ellen L. Short

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483317080

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 2052

"The field has been waiting for a masterpiece like Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life for a long time. It provides a thoughtful account of the subtle, barely visible, and sometimes unspeakable influences of racial and cultural dynamics that occur in groups." —Leo Wilton, Binghamton University, State University of New York "I believe that by focusing on group diversity, this book aligns with a major trend that has not received enough attention." — Christopher J. McCarthy, University of Texas at Austin This book presents a theoretical framework for understanding leadership and authority in group and organizational life. Using relational psychoanalytic and systems theory, the authors examine conscious and unconscious processes as they relate to racial and cultural issues in the formation and maintenance of groups. Unique among group dynamics texts, the book explores aspects of racial and cultural influences in every chapter. Readers will enhance their analytic and practice skills in addressing factors that impact diverse groups and organizations, including ethical considerations, social roles, strategies for leadership, dynamics of entering and joining, and termination. Key Features Case examples help readers integrate theory and practice, as illustrated in transcripts of interactions from group sessions. A group work competencies list ensures that readers master concepts as they progress through the book. An assessment form allows the student or practitioner to evaluate concrete dynamics of groups, such as size, and gendered and racial composition. This text is appropriate for graduate-level courses incorporating group dynamics and multicultural topics in departments of psychology, education, counseling, and social work. It is also a valuable resource for counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals in preparation for group work.


Author: Wilfred R. Bion

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1781810516

Category: Psychology

Page: 426

View: 8357

Cogitations, the last of the posthumous publications, is a collection of occasional writings representing Bion's attempts to clarify and evaluate both his own ideas and those of others by casting them in written form and frequently addressing them to an imaginary audience. Covering a period between February 1958 and April 1979, Cogitations delves into a wide range of material - psychoanalysis and science, mathematics and logic, literature and semantics. Some form a background to Bion's theoretical development, showing the doubts and arguments leading to the ideas expressed in his books, others highlighting and detailing some of the more abstract points in them, and some exploring topics destined for books that were to remain unwritten.

War Memoirs 1917-1919

Author: Wilfred R. Bion

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780499434

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 3186

Bion's War Memoirs is perhaps the most exceptional piece of autobiography yet written by a psychoanalyst. The first section of the book is documentary, consisting of the entire text of the diaries which Bion wrote as a young man to record his experiences on the Western Front in 1917-1919. The photographs and diagrams with which he illustrated his recollections are also reproduced here. The diaries are followed by two later essays in the second part in which he reflects upon his wartime experiences. These meditations are influenced by his psychoanalytic training, and perhaps also suggest how his approach to psychoanalysis was influenced by his war-time experiences. Together, these diaries and essays provide a most moving picture of war and its effects.

Group Communication Pitfalls

Overcoming Barriers to an Effective Group Experience

Author: John O. Burtis,Paul D. Turman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452236992

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 3925

Group Communication Pitfalls: Overcoming Barriers to an Effective Group Experience treats groups and the work involved in grouping as useful tools humans have developed for responding to pressures or demands faced by group members. This book assumes an orientation that expects and detects group pitfalls as they arise, providing students with the foundation for overcoming barriers to effective group experiences. By assuming this orientation, authors John O. Burtis and Paul D. Turman offer readers a map of the group pitfall terrain and demonstrate how people working well together can use the struggle against such pitfalls to improve their groups.

Sharing the Journey

Support Groups and America's New Quest for Community

Author: Robert Wuthnow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029356253

Category: Social Science

Page: 463

View: 3928

A look at how support groups have affected American society argues that, although support groups provide a warmth and security that holds society together, they can lead to an unhealthy self-absorption and a trivialized sense of what is sacred.

The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion

Author: Joan Symington,Neville Symington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134870914

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 1290

Winner of the 2013 Sigourney Award! Psychoanalysis seen through Bion's eyes is a radical departure from all conceptualizations which preceded him. In this major contribution to the series Makers of Modern Psychotherapy, Joan and Neville Symington concentrate on understanding Bion's concepts in relation to clinical practice, but their book is also accessible to the educated reader who wishes to understand the main contours of Bion's thinking. Rather than following the chronological development of Bion's ideas, each chapter looks in depth at an important theme in his thinking and describes how this contributes to his revolutionary model of the mind.