Working With Groups and Organisations: A Psychodynamic & Systemic Approach

Brief description of the event:

Individuals who are trained and skilled in Psychology, Education, Human Resources, Management, Coaching, Psychotherapy and Health Care are sometimes invited to extend their role to working with groups and organisations. This often poses a challenge to these individuals, as they attempt to extend their knowledge and skills to working with larger groups and more complex organisational systems. This one year Certificate Programme provides an opportunity for participants to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge in working with groups and teams and provides a framework for participants within which they can explore ways of working in the area of organisational consultancy.

For whom:

Organisational Consultants, Organisational Psychologists, Coaches, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Educations & Health Care Professonals. In addition, the programme will be pertinent to Human Resource Professionals, Training & Development Professionals, Social Workers, Allied Professionals and Managers/Directors who wish to develop and enhance their group facilitation and organisation development skills.

What will participants learn:

At the end of the Programme, participants will have: -
- Had an opportunity to enhance their own presence and self-awareness as an organisational consultant and group facilitator
- Developed an Understanding of the concept of "emotional containment" and "holding" within a group and organisational setting.
- Gained a greater understanding of the emotional aspects of organisation life.
- Developed and Enhanced their skills in working with Groups and Teams
- Gained a greater understanding of the Systemic Aspects of Organisations
- Enhanced their knowledge of psychodynamic thinking and how it can be applied to Organisations.
- Have learned a framework within which they can explore ways of working in the area of organisational consultancy

Benefits:

- Great Presence and Self-Awareness as a Group Facilitator / Organisational Consultant
- Greater Insight into the Psychodyanmics of Groups and Teams, and hence better able to design interventions
- Better understanding of the Systemic Aspects of Organisations, and hence how these aspects might impact on individuals and groups.
- Better able to link psychodynamic and systemic thinking when working with groups and organisations.

Module One - Day One – Getting Started:  Working with Groups and Organisations

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.                       

  • Introduction to the Programme
  • Introductory Participant Round – Names, Roles, Background, Interest
  • Ground Rules (Self, Others, Facilitator)
  • Ways of Working (Highly Experiential)

10.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.

  • Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Group Experiential Exercise
  • Temporary Training Group/Organisation
  • Task of Group/Organisation: To Develop a Series of Discussion Topics for a Group Managers that want to learn more about Working with Groups and Organisations.
  • An Inner Group is given the task
  • Outer Group – Is given the task of Observation
  • Process in Large Group for learning

  1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Lunch

2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

  • What is Organisational Development: From a Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective?
  • Four levels of Organisational Behaviour
  • The individual, the group, the interdepartmental and the organisation
  • The application of a Person/Client Centered Approach to each level.
  • The application of a Psychodynamic Approach at each level.
  • Applying a Systemic Approach to all levels?
  • Combining a Person/Client-Centered Approach, Psychodynamic approach and a Systemic Approach to Groups and Organisations.

– 3.45 p.m.

  • Coffee

3.45 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

  • Experiential Drawing Exercises – you in your role now and you when you have completed the Programme.

 

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module One - Day Two – Getting Started:  Working with Groups and Organisations

 9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.                      

  • Beginnings - Experiential
  • How do you Begin
  • How do you begin things in your life as an Individual, how do you begin working with a client, with a group, with an organisation. A new job?  A new contract? 
  • Drawing of how you begin in relation to the above
  • Process in large group

10.45 a.m.       Coffee

11.15 a.m.       Role Consultation

  • Invite someone in the Group to work with Group Facilitator on a group or organisational work issue that they would like to progress.
  • Process the learning in large Group

 1.00 p.m.         Lunch

2.00 p.m.         Action Learning

  • Organisational Consultancy Assignments
  • Each person gets times in the large group to reflect on a group or consultancy project that they would like to advance.

3.00 p.m.         Coffee

3.15 p.m.         Outside Course Work

  • Give out list of Outside Course Work?
  • Give out Reading List
  • Talk about Linking Practice
  • Decide on Linking Practice Topic for Module Two
  • Decide who will bring an issue
  • Set up the Coaching / Role Consultation Pairs

 3.45 p.m.         Final Round

 4.00 p.m.         Finish 

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Two - Day One – The Role of the Group / Organisational Development Consultant

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.                        

  • Overview of Module Two
  • Group Round – Experiential Group Process
  • What does it feel like to be back for Module Two
  • Any thoughts, reflections, insights, learning, observations, journal entries, reading, consultations since Module One.
  • What would you like to get from Module Two
  • What are your hopes? What are your fears?

10.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.

  • Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Linking Theory with Practice
  • Topic: The Role of the Group / Organisational Development Consultant, the Organisational Consultant Abilities, Attributes, and Values.
  • Group Participant Presents a Summary of a Key Chapter
  • Group Participant Presents a real life Case in relation to his/her work as an Organisational Development Consultant
  • Link Theory with Practice
  • Decide on Linking Theory with Practice for Module Three                     

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Lunch

2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

  • Projection – What it is?
  • How Projection happens in Groups and Organisations
  • – 3.45 p.m.
  • Coffee

3.45 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

  • Supervision – On their Role Consultation Work between the Sessions

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Two - Day Two – The Role of the Group / Organisational Development Consultant

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.                       

  • Group Opening Round
  • Experiential Group Process

10.45 a.m.       Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Action Learning
  • Organisational Consultancy
  • Each person gets times in the large group to reflect on a group or consultancy project that they would like to advance.                       

1.00 p.m.         Lunch

2.00 p.m.         Role Consultation

  • Invite someone in the Group to work with Group Facilitator on a group or organisational work issue that they would like to progress.
  • Process the learning in large Group

3.00 p.m.         Coffee

3.15 p.m.         Outside Course Work

  • Give out list of Outside Course Work?
  • Give out Reading List
  • Talk about Linking Practice
  • Decide on Linking Practice Topic for Module Two
  • Decide who will bring an issue
  • Set up the Coaching / Role Consultation Pairs                      

3.45 p.m.         Final Round

4.00 p.m.         Finish 

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Three - Day One – The Creation of Holding Environments at Work

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.                        

  • Overview of Module Three
  • Group Round – Experiential Group Process
  • What does it feel like to be back for Module Two
  • Any thoughts, reflections, insights, learning, observations, journal entries, reading, consultations since Module One.
  • What would you like to get from Module Two
  • What are your hopes? What are your fears?

10.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.

  • Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Linking Theory with Practice
  • Topic: “Emotional Containment in Organisations and Holding Environments at Work”
  • Group Participant Presents a Summary of a Key Chapter
  • Another Group Participant Presents a real life Case in relation to the topic of “Emotional Containment in Organisations and Holding Environments at Work”
  • Link Theory with Practice
  • Decide on Linking Theory with Practice for Module Three                      

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Lunch

2 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

                        Two Role Consultations with Coffee Break in Between

  • Invite someone in the Group to work with Group Facilitator on a group or organisational work issue that they would like to progress.
  • Process the learning in large Group

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Three - Day One – The Creation of Holding Environments at Work

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.                       

  • Group Opening Round
  • Short Presentation – Emotional Containment, Attachment, and the Creation of Holding Environments at Work.

10.45 a.m.       Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Experiential Group Exercise – Group Dynamics
  • Task versus Process
  • Inner Group involved in the task
  • Outer Group Observing
  • Process in Large Group                       

1.00 p.m.         Lunch

2.00 p.m.         Action learning (with Short Break in between presenters)

  • Organisational Consultancy Assignments
  • Each person gets times in the large group to reflect on a group or consultancy project that they would like to advance.

3.45 p.m.         Final Round                       

4.00 p.m.         Finish 

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Four - Day One – Power & Authority in Organisations

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.                        

  • Overview of Module Four
  • Group Round – Experiential Group Process
  • What does it feel like to be back for Module Four
  • Any thoughts, reflections, insights, learning, observations, journal entries, reading, consultations since Module One.
  • What would you like to get from Module Four
  • What are your hopes? What are your fears?

10.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.

  • Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Linking Theory with Practice
  • Topic: “Power and Authority in Groups and Organisations”
  • Group Participant Presents a Summary of a Key Chapter
  • Another Group Participant Presents a real life Case in relation to an issue around “Power and Authority”.
  • Link Theory with Practice
  • Decide on Linking Theory with Practice for Module Five                      

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Lunch

2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

  • Supervision – On their Role Consultation Work between the Sessions

3.30 p.m.        

  • Coffee

3.45 pm. – 5.00 p.m.

  • Role Consultation
  • Invite someone in the Group to work with Group Facilitator on a group or organisational work issue that they would like to progress.
  • Process the learning in large Group

 Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Four - Day Two – Power & Authority in Organisations

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.                       

  • Group Opening Round

10.45 a.m.       Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Experiential Group Exercise on “Power & Authority in Organisations”
  • Process in Large Group

1.00 p.m.         Lunch

2.00 p.m.         Action learning (with Short Break in between presenters)

  • Organisational Consultancy Assignments
  • Each person gets times in the large group to reflect on a group or consultancy project that they would like to advance.

3.45 p.m.         Final Round                       

4.00 p.m.         Finish 

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Five - Day One – Coaching / Role Consultation & the Psychodynamics of Groups 

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.                       

  • Half Way Review

    Reflect back on the last four Modules – Most important aspects of the learning for you, new awareness of group work and organisational consultancy, new awareness of yourself, new awareness of yourself in the work. Where are you now?  How it feels to be back for Module Five!  What have you yet to do for the remaining half of the Programme?  Individually journal for five minutes first. Consult each other in pairs. Then process in group. 

10.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.

  • Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Linking Theory with Practice
  • Topic: “Coaching / Role Consultation from a Psychodynamic and Systemic Perspective”
  • Group Participant Presents a Summary of a Key Chapter
  • Another Group Participant presents a real life Case in relation to an issue around “Coaching / Role Consultation from a Psychodynamic and Systemic Perspective”.
  • Link Theory with Practice
  • Decide on Linking Theory with Practice for Module Six                      

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Lunch

2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

  • Transference & Countertransference
  • What they are?
  • How they might get played out in Groups and Organisations

3.30 p.m.        

  • Coffee

3.45 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

  • Role Consultation
  • Invite someone in the Group to work with Group Facilitator on a group or organisational work issue that they would like to progress.
  • Process the learning in large Group

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Five - Day Two – Coaching / Role Consultation & the Psychodynamics of Groups 

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.

  • The Psychodynamics of Groups
  • The Unconscious at Work
  • Basic Assumption Dependency
  • Basic Assumption Fight
  • Basic Assumption Flight

10.45 a.m.       Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Experiential Exercise – Balint Group

1.00 p.m.         Lunch

2.00 p.m.         Action learning (with Short Break in between presenters)

  • Organisational Consultancy Assignments
  • Each person gets times in the large group to reflect on a group or consultancy project that they would like to advance.

3.45 p.m.         Final Round

4.00 p.m.         Finish 

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Six - Day One – Narcissism in Groups & Organisations / Working in Organisations

 9.00 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.                                              

  • Overview of Module Three
  • Group Round – Experiential Group Process
  • What does it feel like to be back for Module Two
  • Any thoughts, reflections, insights, learning, observations, journal entries, reading, consultations since Module One.
  • What would you like to get from Module Two
  • What are your hopes? What are your fears?

10.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.

  • Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Linking Theory with Practice
  • Topic: “Narcissism in Groups and Organisations”
  • Group Participant Presents a Summary of a Key Chapter
  • Another Group Participant Presents a real life Case in relation to an issue around “Narcissism in Organisations”.
  • Link Theory with Practice
  • Decide on Linking Theory with Practice for Module Seven                     1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Lunch

2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

  • Essay on an Aspect of Group and/or Organisational Consulting Work
  • Half of the Group present their Essay on Group and/or Organisational Consulting Work
  • Time in Group for overall learning from the Essay Presentations

3.30 p.m.        

  • Coffee

3.45 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

  • Supervision – On their Role Consultation Work between the Sessions

 

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Six - Day Two – Narcissism in Groups & Organisations / Working in Organisations

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.                                   

  • Group Opening Round
  • Experiential Exercise – The Psychodynamics of setting up and working in an Organisation

10.45 a.m.       Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Experiential Exercise on setting up and working in an Organisation (Continued)
  • Process in Large Group

    1.00 p.m.         Lunch                       

2.00 p.m.         Action learning (with Short Break in between presenters)

  • Organisational Consultancy Assignments
  • Each person gets times in the large group to reflect on a group or consultancy project that they would like to advance.

3.45 p.m.         Final Round                       

4.00 p.m.         Finish 

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Seven - Day One – Organisation Culture and “Endings” in Groups/Organisations 

9.00 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.                                              

  • Overview of Module Three
  • Group Round – Experiential Group Process
  • What does it feel like to be back for Module Two
  • Any thoughts, reflections, insights, learning, observations, journal entries, reading, consultations since Module One.
  • What would you like to get from Module Two
  • What are your hopes? What are your fears?

10.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.

  • Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Linking Theory with Practice
  • Topic: “Organisational Diagnosis and Organisational Culture”
  • Group Participant Presents a Summary of a Key Chapter
  • Another Group Participant Presents a real life Case in relation to an issue around “Organisational Diagnosis and Organisational Culture”.
  • Link Theory with Practice
  • Decide on Linking Theory with Practice for Module Eight                      1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Lunch

2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

  • Essay on an Aspect of Group and/or Organisational Consulting Work
  • Remainder of the Group present their Essay on Group and/or Organisational Consulting Work
  • Time in Group for overall learning from the Essay Presentations

3.30 p.m.        

  • Coffee

3.45 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

  • Supervision – On their Role Consultation Work between the Sessions

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Seven - Day Two – Organisation Culture and “Endings” in Groups/Organisations

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.

  • “Endings” Concepts
  • Endings in Relation to Groups and Organisations

10.45 a.m.       Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Experiential Exercise – Endings                       

1.00 p.m.         Lunch

2.00 p.m.         Action learning (with Short Break in between presenters)

  • Organisational Consultancy Assignments
  • Each person gets times in the large group to reflect on a group or consultancy project that they would like to advance.

3.45 p.m.         Final Round                       

4.00 p.m.         Finish 

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Eight - Day One – Group/Organisation-in-the-mind & Ending This Group

 9.00 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.                                              

  • Overview of Module Seven
  • Group Round – Experiential Group Process
  • What does it feel like to be back for Module Two
  • Any thoughts, reflections, insights, learning, observations, journal entries, reading, consultations since Module One.
  • What would you like to get from Module Two
  • What are your hopes? What are your fears?

10.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.

Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Linking Theory with Practice
  • Topic: “Organisation-in-the-Mind”
  • Group Participant Presents a Summary of a Key Chapter on “Organisation-in-the-Mind”.
  • Reflection / Discussion on how to Link this Concept with Practice                       

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Lunch

2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

  • Complete – Case Study – Organisational Consultancy Assignment – Presented by Programme Lead
  • Group Discussion / Reflection on the case study through a psychodynamic & systemic lens bringing together key concepts from the Programme.

3.30 p.m.        

  • Coffee

3.45 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

  • More on Endings
  • How do you End in Groups and Organisations

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Perspective

Module Eight - Day Two – Group/Organisation-in-the-mind & Ending This Group

9.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.

  • Presentation of “Statements of Learning” from Group participants
  • Reflection / Processing on “Statements of Learning”

10.45 a.m.       Coffee

11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Presentation of “Statements of Learning” / Continued
  • Reflection / Processing on “Statements of Learning”                       

1.00 p.m.         Lunch

2.00 p.m.        

  • Final Review and Evaluations
  • Final Closing Group Session
  • Certificates                       

4.00 p.m.         Finish 

Method of teaching:

The Programme is iinteractive and is highly experiential.

What learning methods are used:

Learning will be transferred through group process work, reflective practice, real live organisational consultancy projects, case studies, experiential group exercises and group supervision.

Does the event require preparation:

Yes, there will be work that the participants are required to do between the modules.

What materials participants will receive:

The participants will receive a book list, references for pertinent reading material, and some handouts.

Qualifications and prior experience required:

See For Whom/List of Target Audiences Above. Also, individuals will be invited for interview. Their willingness to engage in the experiential process will be a consideration as to the uselessness of Programme for them.

Method of evaluation:

Review by participants of what they are learning from the work during each module. Also, a half way review is conducted half way though. Then a final review and evaluation form completed during Module Eight.

Fees and what is included:

2,800euro (Lunch is not included)

Contact for making reservations and equires:

Evelyn P. Gilmore 087 - 7944048 or e-mail: evelyngilmore@eircom.net

Cancelllation and refund policy:

A non-refundable deposit of 800euro is required. This is requested after reserving a place after interview.

Presenters:

Evelyn P. Gilmore, B.A., M.Sc., Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I., F.I.I.T.D., M.A.C., M.I.A.H.I.P. (Main Facilitator)

Evelyn is a Consultant Work & Organisational Psychologist, an Accredited Psychotherapist, a Business and Executive Coach, a Coach Trainer, and a Coach Supervisor.  She is joint Director of Coach Institute of Ireland and Evelyn P. Gilmore & Associates.    Evelyn has an Honours Degree in Psychology from the National University of Ireland, Galway, (NUIG) and a First Class Honours Masters in Work & Organisational Psychology from Dublin City University (DCU).  She trained in Psychotherapy at the Tracht Centre for Psychotherapy in Co. Galway.    In addition, Evelyn has just completed a three-year Tavistock Consulting to Organisations (TQC) Programme, and is currently completing Year Four of Professional Doctorate in Organisational Consultancy with the Tavistock.   She has worked at a senior level as a Training & Organisational Development Manager with an American Multi-National Organisation, and her current clients include individuals, groups and organisations from both the public, private and not-for-profit sector. 

                                                                                                            She is a Registered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (P.S.I.), a full member of their Work & Organisational Psychology Division, and a member of their Coaching Psychology Group.  She is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training & Development (I.I.T.D.), a member of the Association for Coaching (A.C.), and an accredited member of the Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP).    In addition, she has conducted research on Leadership Development and Emotional Intelligence and she has lectured on Organisational Change in the Department of Management in the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) to Masters Students for five years.

Evelyn has previously designed, developed, and facilitated one-year Programmes on Group Facilitation.  She has also designed, developed and facilitated a one-year Programme on  Organisational Consultancy:  a Psychodynamic & Systemic Approach.  In addition, Evelyn has jointly designed and facilitated many three-day experiential programmes with Mike O’Halloran including “Power & Authority for Leaders” and “Exploring and Owning the Shadow”.  

Last year, Evelyn submitted a paper to the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations (ISPSO).  Her paper was accepted, and she presented this paper at the ISPSO in Dublin in June, 2019.  The title of the paper was “The desires and defences of middle and senior managers during an organisational change process”.

Profile:  Mike O’Halloran, M.A. (Counselling), Dunelm, B.A., H. Dip.Ed., European Certificate Psychotherapy.  (Facilitator)

Mike completed a BA degree in History & Philosophy from UCD as well as the H. Dip. Ed.,  He holds a Masters in Counselling from Durham University.   In addition, Mike has a European Certificate in Psychotherapy, and holds a Certificate in Supervision from Tracht Psychotherapy Centre.

Mike is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), a member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and the European Council for Psychotherapy (ECP).  He is also a member of the Association for Coaching (AC).  Mike has worked as History Teacher and Marketing Manager, prior to training in Counselling and Psychotherapy. In 2000 he founded Coach Institute of Ireland. As well as being Joint Director of Coach Institute, which he jointly directs with Evelyn P. Gilmore, Mike also has a private practice where he works as a Psychotherapist, a Coach, a Psychotherapy Supervisor, and Coaching Supervisor.   Mike also does Role Consultation.

Mike founded Coach Institute of Ireland in 2000.   He has directly trained hundreds of coaches since then, and has supervised the work of several trainers in the field.   Along with Brian Hennessy he developed the Programme in the earlier part of the last decade, and further developed the Programme with Evelyn Gilmore in recent years.   Mike has designed and facilitated many workshops and trainings for qualified helping professionals.   In addition, He has facilitated and conducted group supervision on the one-year Organisational Consulting Programme:  A Psychodynamic & Systemic Approach and he has jointly designed and facilitated many three-day experiential programmes with Evelyn P. Gilmore including “Power & Authority for Leaders” and “Exploring and Owning the Shadow”.  

Other Presenters / Facilitators

Other Qualified and Experienced Programme Tutors / Visiting Presenters may be involved in the Programme

References - Books

Armstrong, D. (2005).  ‘Organisation in the mind:  psychoanalysis, group relations, and organizational consultancy’  London:  Karnac Books.

 

Benson, J. F. (2001).  Working More Creatively with Groups (2nd Ed.)  London and New York:  Routledge

 

Bowlby, J. (1988).  A secure base.  New York:  Basic Books.

 

Cooper, C., Flint-Taylor, J., & Pearn M. (2013).  Building Resilience for Success:  A Resource for Managers and Organisations.  Palgrave Macmillan

 

Hirschhorn, L. (1990).  The Workplace Within:  Psychodynamics of Organisational Life.  MIT Press

 

Holmes, J. (2014).  John Bowlby and Attachment Theory Exploring.  London and New York;  Routledge.

 

Huffington, C., Armstrong, D., Halton, W.,  Hoyle, L., and Pooley, J. (eds.),  Working below the surface:  The emotional life of contemporary organisations.  London:  Karnac Books.

 

Kahn, W.A. (2005).  Holding Fast:  the struggle to create resilient caregiving organisations. Routledge.

 

Nevis, E. C. (1987).  Organizational Consulting:  A Gestalt Approach.  The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Press.

 

Noumair, D. & Burke, W. W. (2015)  Organization Development:  A Process of Learning and Changing (3rd Edition).  Pearson Education Limited.

 

Obholzer, A. and Roberts, V. Z. (eds.) The unconscious at work, London:  Routledge.  

 

O’Neill, M. B. (2000).  Coaching with backbone and heart:  A systems approach to engaging leaders with their challenges.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

 

Sandler, C. (2011).  Executive Coaching:  A Psychodynamic Approach.    Open University Press.

 

 

Working with Groups and Organisations:  A Psychodynamic and Systemic Approach

 

References – Some Key Articles

 

Coghlan, D. and McIlduff, E. (1999).  ‘Facilitating Change in Organisations:  Towards a Framework of Organisation Development for Person-Centered Practitioners’.  The Person-Centered Journal, 6(1), pp 48 – 58.

 

De Gooijer, J. (2013).  ‘Diagnosing Organisational Work Cultures:  A socioanalytic Approach’  in Long, S. (ed)  Socioanalytic methods:  Discovering the hidden in organisations and social systems,  London: Karnac.  pp 237-256

 

Drake, D. B. (2009).  ‘Using attachment theory in coaching leaders:  The search for a coherent narrative.’  International Coaching Psychology Review, 4 (1), pp 49 – 58. 

 

Kahn, W. (1992).  ‘To be fully there:  Psychological presence at work’  Human Relations, 43(4), pp 321-347.

 

Kahn, W. A. (2001). ‘Holding environments at work’.  The Journal of Applied Behavioural Science,  37(3), pp 260-279.

 

Menzies, I .E. P. (1960).  ‘The functioning of social systems as a defence against anxiety: A Report on a Study of the Nursing Service of a General Hospital’.  Human Relations, 13, pp 95-121.