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Relational Group Psychotherapy

Author : Richard M. Billow
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Integrating relational theory with technique, this text reveals the personal nature of the process of group therapy as it affects the group therapist and group members. It builds on Bion's early theory of group and his later formulations regarding the structure of thought and the role of affect.

Traumatic Experience In The Unconscious Life Of Groups

Author : Earl Hopper
ISBN : 1846426391
Genre : Psychology
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'Earl Hopper, in his important, profound and well reasoned book introduces a fourth Basic Assumption (Incohesion) to the three Basic assumptions (of Flight/ Fight, Pairing and Dependency) introduced by Bion. Hopper's theory of Incohesion provides us with a new way of thinking about annihilation anxiety, which he discusses in terms of the unconscious fears of annihilation connected to the fears of separation.' - System Centered News 'What we may learn most from reading Hopper's profound thinking presented in this surprisingly readable book is how he makes the bridge from his theory to the treatment of difficult patients. He identifies aggregation and Massification as a characteristic of regressed groups. In groups of the traumatized, however, where survivor guilt, and perhaps more important, survivor shame underlies the suffering, Aggregation and Massification are likely to be chronic.' - Yvonne Agazarian Working within the traditions of Bion, Turquet, Foulkes and Pines, and drawing on concepts and data from psychoanalysis, group analysis and sociology, this volume develops Earl Hopper's theory of the fourth basic assumption in the unconscious life of groups and group-like social systems within a social, cultural and political transgenerational context. He argues that Incohesion: Aggregation/Massification or (ba) I:A/M (an acronym for 'I AM' - an assertion of personal identity when identity is under threat) is based on the fear of annihilation stemming from traumatic experience. With full respect for the constraints of the social unconscious, the personification of aggregation and massification by patients with crustacean, contact-shunning and amoeboid, merger-hungry characteristics, respectively, is illustrated with detailed clinical vignettes involving drug addicts, victims of incest and sexual abuse, and child survivors of the Shoah. Concluding with critical commentaries by senior British and American group analysts and psychoanalysts, this volume is essential reading for both analysts and their students.

Developing Nuclear Ideas

Author : Richard M. Billow
ISBN : 9780429912641
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Building and expanding on concepts presented in his previous volumes (Relational Group Psychotherapy: From Basic Assumptions to Passion, and Resistance, Rebellion and Refusal in Groups: The 3Rs), Richard M. Billow presents a coherent and innovative model of group psychotherapy.Developing Nuclear Ideas: Relational Group Psychotherapy offers, in experiential terms and with vivid examples, a theoretical and technical approach to understand and organise dynamic group process and drive it towards satisfying the goal of all therapy, the hunger for emotional truth. By developing nuclear ideas, the therapist and the group itself go about the task of containing and making sense of the perceptions, conceptions, affects, and enactments present in all groups. The volume also addresses the impact of thought-limiting, action-orientated polemic ideas.Integrating contemporary theory with cutting edge technique, the author focuses on the personal nature of the intersubjective process, locating the therapist's experience in the centre of the transformational intensity of group life.

Resistance Rebellion And Refusal In Groups

Author : Richard M. Billow
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Richard M. Billow expands and develops his ideas, first presented in Relational Group Psychotherapy: From Basic Assumptions to Passion. He constructs a theoretically sophisticated, yet experience-near approach to contemporary group therapy. Building on Bion's striking theoretical realignment, replacing the polarity unconscious-conscious with infinite-finite, Billow revises traditional concepts and terms to offer a new model of relational group psychotherapy.In this book he defines the essential therapeutic task: to address the hunger for truth, an appetite stimulated by the group itself. Group members bring infinite potential into the room, but the truth that is developed and realized is bounded by the nature of their interrelationships, individual psychologies and perspectives, as well as by human limitations in processing experience to make it meaningful. How the therapist, along with group members, assess and respond to the need for truth, in the immediate clinical context, create the phenomena of resistance, rebellion, and refusal.The group therapist remains central in the action: evaluating and responding to the truth needs of the various individuals and the group itself and detecting and minimizing the impact of falsity.Using lively clinical anecdotes, Billow demonstrates how the group therapist deals with the dynamic forces of the 3 Rs, operating in four relational modes: diplomacy, integrity, sincerity, and authenticity. This volume is essential reading for individual and group psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, academics, and students of psychoanalytic theory.

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Building On Bion Branches

Author : Robert M. Lipgar
ISBN : 1843107112
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The enduring influence of Bion's work is the central theme of this book. Chapters by distinguished international contributors from the fields of psychoanalysis, group analysis, management consultancy and social science cover work with large groups, Bion and the Tavistock conferences, and his ideas about thinking, learning, dreams and mentality.


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The Four Agreements

Author : Miguel Ruiz
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