PSYCHOANALYTIC PERSPECTIVES ON GROUP AND ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE: An Introduction Instructors: Joseph Cancelmo, PsyD. and Michael Diamond, PhD. FRIDAYS, January 4,11,18,25 February 1,8 12:15-145@ IPTAR Conference Room
Freud reminded us from the earliest days of psychoanalysis that our intra-psychic and inter-psychic worlds are inextricably linked: “In the individual’s mental life, someone else is invariably involved, as a model, as an object, as a helper, as an opponent; … (which) … is at the same time social psychology as well.” (1921).
This course will consider the links between concepts familiar to us in our
clinical dyadic work as psychoanalysts, what Bion later called the “Group of Two,” to the psychodynamics of our membership in groups and organizations as living dynamic systems. We will present a conceptual