Experiential Learning in Organizations: Applications of the Tavistock Group Relations Approach [NOOK Book]

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This is an authoritative sourcebook on a major strand of Group Relations Theory - "learning from experience". This approach was developed jointly from psychoanalytic and open systems theories, including those of Bion, Kegan, Klein and Freud. It will be invaluable for all those involved in working with groups and organisations.
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Experiential Learning in Organizations: Applications of the Tavistock Group Relations Approach

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Overview

This is an authoritative sourcebook on a major strand of Group Relations Theory - "learning from experience". This approach was developed jointly from psychoanalytic and open systems theories, including those of Bion, Kegan, Klein and Freud. It will be invaluable for all those involved in working with groups and organisations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780496146
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 12/31/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 333 KB

Meet the Author

Laurence J. Gould PhD was the director of the Socio-Psychoanalytic Training Program, The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). He was also the founding co-director of the Program in Organizational Development and Consultation in Israel, and a founding member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO). Dr Gould was a co-editor of 'The Systems Psychodynamics of Organizations' (Karnac, 2001), and 'Experiential Learning in Organizations' (Karnac, 2004). In addition, he was the founding co-editor of 'Organizational and Social Dynamics'. Dr Gould practised psychoanalysis and organizational consultation in New York City. He passed away in 2010.

Lionel Stapley PhD is an organizational consultant and the Director of OPUS (An Organisation for Promoting Understanding of Society) an educational charity that seeks to encourage the study of conscious and unconscious processes in society and institutions within it. He heads up the OPUS Group Processes Program; and is an organisational consultant working in the public and private sectors in the UK and in other countries with individuals, groups and sometimes whole organisations. He has a particular interest in organisational culture and change. He is also a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CFIPD), and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Management (FCIM).

Mark J. Stein, PhD., DClinPsy, is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered chartered clinical psychologist at the Adult Psychological Therapies Service in Kirklees. He has completed core trainings in Intensive Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy with Ferruccio Osimo, and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with Josette ten Have-de Labije and Kees Cornelissen. His background has included research in clinical health psychology at the universities of Kent at Canterbury, Warwick, and Sheffield. In addition to treating patients in the National Health Service, he is a clinical supervisor for clinical psychologists in training at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield, and Staffordshire, and provides teaching on the experiential dynamic psychotherapies to clinical psychology doctoral students at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham.

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Table of Contents

Editors and Contributors
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Introduction 1
1 "The 'Leicester' model" revisited 11
2 Theories of experiential learning and the unconscious 19
3 Fraternal disciplines: group relations training and systems psychodynamic organizational consultation 37
4 Diversity and authority conferences as a social defence 63
5 Working in retreats: learning from the group relations tradition 85
6 Building an institution for experiential learning 101
7 Experiencing, understanding and dealing with intergroup and institutional conflict 137
References 173
Index 185
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