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The Psyche and the Social World

The Psyche and the Social World

Developments in Group-Analytic Theory

Edited by Dennis Brown and Louis Zinkin

Number 17 in the International Library of Group Analysis series

Paperback: £29.99 / $55.00

2000, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 290pp
ISBN: 978-1-85302-928-8, BIC 2: JMAF JMH MMJT

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'This book contains a stimulating diversity of chapters that explore the development of Foulkesian ideas - [it is] a fine exposition of group analysis.'

- Group Analysis

'This is essential contemporary reading.'

- British Journal of Psychiatry

In this examination of the legacy of Foulkes, the theoretical foundations of group psychotherapy are applied to a range of groups, including family therapy, institutional dynamics and educational therapy. Contributors to this volume include distinguished group analysts, such as Pines and De Mar , and more junior analysts selected for their original thinking. The complexity of creating a coherent theory of group analysis is underlined by the multiple authorship of a single volume compiled and edited along group principles. Editors Brown and Zinkin also had access to the preliminary notes of a proposed book on group theory, cut short by Foulkes's death, which cover topics as wide-ranging as psychoneurosis, social inheritance and the Oedipus complex.