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8 Sessions: Wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Schedule: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Discusstion of theory & applications; 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM reflections on Group Process
Applying Systems Psychodynamics: Enhancing Leadership in Organizations
The goal of this seminar is to introduce students to the analysis of unconscious dynamics in group life, using the conceptual tools of systems psychodynamics along with experiential learning and case examples. Effective leadership or consultation in an organizational context requires an understanding of such powerful factors as leader-follower dynamics, social defenses in response to primitive anxieties, tensions between work groups and basic assumption groups, and the interplay of roles, tasks, and boundaries. Systems psychodynamics is an interdisciplinary approach that draws on insights from group relations theory, psychoanalysis, and open systems theory. From these vantage points, we will examine the forces that shape behavior in groups and organizations, and that facilitate or hinder effective leadership or consultation.
James Barron, PhD
Chair, Board of Trustees; Faculty, Psychoanalytic Training, Fellowship, and Explorations in Mind programs, BPSI; Chair, Section of the Psychoanalyst in the Community, Deptartment of Psychoanalytic Education, American Psychoanalytic Association; Former faculty, The Levinson Institute for Executive Education, and Director of Executive Education for Innosight; Private practice, Brookline, MA.
Harry Spence, JD
Trustee Member, BPSI; Former Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Doctor of Education Leadership Program; Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Deputy Chancellor, New York City School System; Receiver, City of Chelsea; Receiver, Boston Housing Authority; Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Social Services; Court Administrator, Massachusetts Trial Court, and other public and private sector leadership positions; long-time staff member for group relations conferences.
Explorations in Mind: Community Education at BPSI is made possible by the generous support of BPSI Members and friends. To make a gift to BPSI, contact Carole Nathan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-266-0953 x101),
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