• Psychology

Experiences in Groups

and Other Papers
Author: W.R. Bion
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134954492
Category: Psychology
Page: 200
View: 2856
A classic study which, by synthesizing the approaches of psychoanalysis and group dynamics, has added a new dimension to the understanding of group phenomena.

    • Psychology

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: 9049
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.

    • Poetry

Experience in Groups


Author: Geoffrey G. O'Brien
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781940696669
Category: Poetry
Page: 144
View: 4033
Poems that reimagine poetry's ancient dream of collective life from within the nightmare and necessities of our present.

    • Psychology

Learning from Experience


Author: Wilfred R. Bion
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 1568212542
Category: Psychology
Page: 126
View: 5320
In this book Bion describes his use of the term "alpha-function" to conceptualize how the data of emotional experience is processed and digested. This includes his thinking on "contact barriers" and the bearing of "projective identification" on the genesis of thought. A Jason Aronson Book

    • Psychology

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: 768
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.

    • Psychology

Cogitations


Author: Wilfred R. Bion
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1781810516
Category: Psychology
Page: 426
View: 355
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.

    • Psychology

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: 936
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

    • Psychology

Building on Bion-- Roots

Origins and Context of Bion's Contributions to Theory and Practice
Author: Robert M. Lipgar,Malcolm Pines
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843107101
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
View: 3389
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.

    • Mathematics

Laboratory Experiences in Group Theory

A Manual to be Used with Exploring Small Groups
Author: Ellen Maycock Parker
Publisher: Mathematical Assn of Amer
ISBN: 9780883857052
Category: Mathematics
Page: 81
View: 9848

    • Psychology

Relational Group Psychotherapy

From Basic Assumptions to Passion
Author: Richard Billow
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 184642383X
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
View: 5671
Integrating cutting-edge relational theory with technique, this volume reveals the deeply personal nature of the intersubjective process of group therapy as it affects the group therapist and other group members. By locating the group therapist's experience in the centre of the action, Richard M. Billow moves away from traditional approaches in group psychotherapy. Instead, he places emphasis on the effect of the therapist's own evolving psychology on what occurs and what does not occur in group psychotherapy. Building on Bion's early theory of group and his later formulations regarding the structure of thought and the role of affect, this work expands on the present understanding of relational theory and technique. Through the use of clinical anecdotes the author is able to ground theory in the realities of clinical experience making this essential reading for group psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, academics and students of psychoanalytic theory.

    • Science

Elements of Psycho-Analysis


Author: W. R. Bion
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483225593
Category: Science
Page: 116
View: 7220
Elements of Psycho-Analysis is a 20-chapter text that describes the phenomena whose various aspects can be seen to fall within the grid categories of psycho-analysis. The elements of psycho-analysis are ideas and feelings as represented by their setting in a single grid-category. The opening chapters deal with the psychoanalytic objects, which are associations and interpretations with extensions in the domain of sense, myth, and passion. The remaining chapters are extensive discussions of the psychoanalytic phenomena, including ideas, feelings, pain, association and interpretation, conflicting pairs, and the two axes of grid. This book is directed primarily to psycho-analysts and psychiatrists.

    • Psychology

The Primitive Edge of Experience


Author: Thomas H. Ogden
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0876682905
Category: Psychology
Page: 244
View: 7166
'This is an extraordinary and exciting book, the work of a truly original and creative psychoanalytic theoretician and most astute clinician. Ogden continues to expand and to deepen his reformulations of the British object-relations theorists, M. Klein, W. R. Bion, D. W. Winnicott, W. R. D. Fairbairn, H. Guntrip, to illuminate further the world of internalized object relations. His concepts are evolutionary and at times revolutionary. Exploring the area of human experience that lies beyond the psychological territories addressed by the previous theorists, he introduces the concept of an autistic-contiguous mode as a way of conceiving of the most primitive psychological organization through which the sensory 'floor' of the experience of self is generated. He conceives of this mode as a sensory-dominated, presymbolic area of experience in which the most primitive form of meaning is generated on the basis of organization of sensory impressions, particularly at the skin surface. A major tenet in the book is a conceptualization of human experience throughout life as the product of a dialectical interplay among three modes of generating experience: the depressive, the paranoid-schizoid, and the autistic-contiguous. Each mode creates, preserves, and negates the other. No single mode of generating experience exists independently of the others. Psychopathology is conceptualized as a 'collapse' of the dialectic in the direction of one or another mode of generating experience. The outcome of such collapse may be entrapment in rigid, asymbolic patterns of sensation (collapse in the direction of the autistic-contiguous mode), or imprisonment in a world of omnipotent internal objects where thoughts and feelings are experienced as things and forces which occupy or bombard the self (collapse in the direction of paranoid-schizoid mode) or isolation of the self from lived experience and aliveness of bodily, sensations (collapse in the direction of the depressive mode). Ogden presents his unique development of the autistic-contiguous mode as the synthesis, interpretation, and extension of the works of D. Meltzer, E. Bick, and F. Tustin. He is careful to state that this psychological organization is a developing and ongoing) mode of generating experience and not a limited phase of development; an elaboration of this primitive organization is an integral part of normal development. All three modes are considered not 'positions' to be passed through, outgrown, or overcome, and relegated to the past, but as integral dimensions of present adult ego functioning. Sensory experience in an autistic-contiguous mode has rhythmicity that is becoming the continuity of being; it has boundedness that is the beginning of experience of the place where one feels things and lives; it has features such as shape, hardness, cold, warmth and texture, beginnings of the qualities of who one is. As his generous case examples aptly demonstrate, Ogden's theories are solidly grounded in his discerning work with a broad variety of patients. His brilliant pathfinding will enlighten and enrich the reader with invaluable insights. He will listen with new ears and with a fresh conceptual framework with which to comprehend the most primitive elements of human development and the complex interplay among the different modes of experience. This is a bold, important, instructive, and stimulating book of equally great clinical and theoretical applicability.' —The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association A Jason Aronson Book

    • Psychology

Operative Groups

The Latin-American Approach to Group Analysis
Author: Juan Tubert-Oklander,Reyna Hernandez de Tubert
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843100942
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
View: 2507
Annotation "In Britain, group analysis developed as a group-centred approach of both therapeutic and non-therapeutic groups, from the foundational work of S.H. Foulkes. But there has been another, independent, Latin-American school of group analysis, which originated."

    • Education

Clinical Seminars and Other Works


Author: Wilfred R. Bion
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855750616
Category: Education
Page: 344
View: 9460
Also includes '4 discussions with W.R.Bion' and '4 papers'.

    • Psychology

Basics of Group Psychotherapy


Author: Harold S. Bernard,K. Roy MacKenzie
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898621174
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
View: 8378
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.

    • Group psychotherapy for teenagers.

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: 8791
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.

    • Psychoanalysis.

Seven Servants

Four Works
Author: Wilfred Ruprecht Bion
Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychoanalysis.
Page: 136
View: 6375

    • Psychology

The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion


Author: Joan Symington,Neville Symington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134870914
Category: Psychology
Page: 216
View: 527
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.

    • Psychology

Ring of Fire

Primitive affects and object relations in group Psychotherapy
Author: Malcolm Pines,Victor Schermer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134919069
Category: Psychology
Page: 336
View: 6499
First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.