By Morris Nitsun
"Beyond the Anti-group: survival and transformation" builds at the good fortune of Morris Nitsun's influential inspiration of the Anti-group, taking it into new domain names of suggestion and perform within the present century. the idea that makes a speciality of anxiousness and hostility inside, in the direction of and among teams, in addition to the harmful power of teams. In Beyond the Anti-group". Morris Nitsun maintains his inquiry into the scientific implications of the anti-group but additionally explores the idea that past the consulting room, in settings as wide-ranging as cultural and environmental pressure within the 21st century, the destiny of public overall healthiness providers and the subjects of up to date art.
Groups are very likely harmful but in addition have the skill for survival, creativity and transformation. concentrating on the interaction among the 2, Morris Nitsun explores the fight to beat workforce deadlock and disorder and to emerge superior. through monitoring this procedure in a variety of cultural settings, the writer weaves a wealthy tapestry during which crew psychotherapy, organizational approach and the humanities come jointly in unforeseen and novel methods. the writer attracts on team research and the Foulkesian culture as his total self-discipline yet inside a severe body that questions the relevance of the process in a altering global, highlighting new instructions and possibilities.
Readers of Beyond the Anti-group: Survival and Transformation will be prompted via the intensity, breadth and creativity of the author’s research and through the day trip into new fields of inquiry. The publication bargains new impetus for psychotherapists, crew analysts and team practitioners often, scholars of team and organizational strategies, and people engaged on the boundary among psychotherapy and the humanities.
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We now see how Internet connection has in many ways surpassed conventional interpersonal communication. Not only is the overall sphere of communication considerably expanded but new forms of communication – email, Twitter, Skype, ‘selfie’, to name but a few, all with their particular idiosyncrasies, shortcuts, codes and rituals – have proliferated and diversified contact between people. While subscribing to the importance of communication in group analysis, I have also expressed reservations about the emphasis on the coherence of verbal communication (Nitsun 1996, 2006).
Since in principle all that we are is constructed within the social domain, this would presuppose that our theories are also affected by social change. A theory that is relevant in one era may not be relevant in another. An example is Freudian theory that had to undergo considerable revision in the face of social change over the twentieth century and that was required to respond to challenges about its relevance and viability in an altered social and psychotherapeutic universe. As we know, the ‘modernization’ of psychoanalysis has been controversial, some would argue unsatisfactory, and there are important questions about the survival and continuity of psychoanalysis in the emerging culture, with differing viewpoints on the issue (Chessick 2007).
Capra (1996), Scharmer (2009) and Sennett (2012) all call for social evolution through creative leadership. These are inspiring visions but they require the tools to make them work, to bring people together in ways that build on relatedness at direct levels of contact – and to move from ideology to action. These initiatives will require people to meet in groups and these groups will require facilitation and guidance, aiming to keep alive the spirit of face-to-face, person-to-person communication.