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New publications

Abraham, Frances on 'The Tavistock Group' in eds: Witzel M, & Warner M (2013) The Oxford Handbook for Management Theorists. Oxford University Press

Long, Susan (2013) Socio-Analytic Methods:
Discovering the Hidden in Organisations and Social Systems. Karnac Books

Sher, Mannie (2013) The Dynamics of Change: Tavistock Approaches to Improving Social Systems. Karnac Books


Forthcoming publications

Aram, E., Baxter, R., & Nutkevitch, A. (eds) (2015) Belgirate IV: Exploring the Impact and Relevance of Group Relations Work within and beyond its Network - Volume IV. Karnac Books


Publications A-Z by author

Applebaum, S. A. (1976) The pleasure and reality principles in group process teaching. In M. Kissen (Ed.) From Group Dynamics to Group Psychoanalysis (pp. 183-192). New York: Wiley.

Aram, E., Baxter, R., and Nutkevitch, A. (eds) (May 2008)
Belgirate II: Adaptation and Innovation Theory, Design and Role-Taking in Group Relations Conferences and their Applications - Volume II,Karnac Books
Following on the success of the first Belgirate conference book (details below), Volume II is based on the Belgirate II conference 2006 comprising an edited collection of the 10 original lectures as well as several chapters which are elaborations and conceptualizations of experiences participants had during the conference. Reflecting the conference, the book is designed to further develop and advance the notion of "innovation and application" aimed at widening the use of group relations methodology for organizational consultation and development in a wide array of organisations: governmental, industrial, technological, private and public sectors.

Aram, E., Baxter, R., & Nutkevitch, A. (eds) (2012) Belgirate III: Tradition, Creativity and Succession in the Global Group Relations Network - Volume III. Karnac Books

Armstrong, D. G. (2005)Organisation in the Mind: Psychoanalysis, Group Relations and Organizational Consultancy, Karnac Books

David Armstrong has been a leading figure internationally in the fields of organisational consultancy and group relations for many years. Robert French and Russ Vince have gathered together, for the first time, his key writings in this area.

Astrachan, B. M. (1975) The Tavistock model of laboratory training. In K. D. Benne, L. P. Bradford, J. R. Gibb, & R. 0. Lippitt,The Laboratory Method of Changing and Learning: Theory and Application(pp. 326-340). Science and Behavior Books.

Back, K. W. (1973)The experiential group and society. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 9, 7-20.

Bazalgette, J. and Reed J. (2005). 'Accessing Reality: Re-framing Human Experience: The Relevance of The Grubb Institute's Contribution as a Christian Foundation to Group Relations in the Post 9/11 World', in Organisational and Social Dynamics 5:2.

Bazalgette, J., Irvine, B. and Quine (2006). 'The Absolute in the Present: role - the hopeful road to transformation' in Mathur, A. N. (ed), Dare to think the unthought known? Aivoairut Oy.

Bion, W. R. (1961)Experiences in Groups. Tavistock Publications or Basic Books.

Bion, W. R. (1970)Attention and interpretation. Basic Books.

Bradford, L., Gibb, J., & Benn, K. (1964)TGroup theory and laboratory method. Wiley.

Brown, D. G. (1985) Bion and Foulkes: Basic assumptions and beyond. In M. Pines (Ed.),Bion and group psychotherapy(pp. 192-219). Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Bradford, L. P., Gibb, J. R., Benn, K. D. (1964)T Group theory and laboratory method. Wiley.

Brown, R. (1988)Group Processes: Dynamics within and between groups. Blackwell.

Brunner, L.D., Nutkevitch, A. and Sher, M. (eds) (2006)Group Relations Conferences: Reviewing and Exploring Theory, Design, Role-Taking and Application,Karnac Books
This book reflects the unique culture of the Belgirate Conference 2003 which aimed to study Tavistock Group Relations conferences via an innovative integration of experiential, reflective and didactic elements. The book contains the collection of papers presented at the conference plus two additional papers representing a collective picture of the value of Group Relations thinking in addressing organisational and societal needs.

Cartwright, D., & Zander, A. (Eds.) (1953)Group dynamics: Research and theory. Row Peterson.

Chattopadhyay, G. P. (1999) A Fresh look at Authority and Organisation: Towards a spiritual approach for managing illusion. Group Relations, Organization and Management 112-126,Eds. French, R. and Vince, R. OUP.

Chattopadhyay, G. P. (2007) "Hierarchy, Guilt and Projective Identification", Decision 34: 1 (Journal of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta).

Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations (1994)Group relations conference in the Tavistock tradition: Authority and leadership in groups and organizations. Evanston, Il: Author.

Colman, A. & Bexton, H. (eds) (1975)Group Relations Reader 1. Washington D.C.: A. K. Rice Institute. Methodology, theory, and the classic contributions of Wilfred Bion, A K Rice, Eric Miller, Margaret Rioch and others.

Colman, A. & Geller, M. (eds) (1985)Group Relations Reader 2. Washington D.C.: A. K. Rice Institute. Includes work application, training models, and the classic contributions of Melanie Klein, Pierre Turquet and others.

Cooper, C. (ed.) (1975)Theories of Group Processes. Wiley.

Cytrynbaum, S. & Lee, S. A. (1993) (Eds.)Transformations in global and organizational systems: Changing boundaries in the 90's. Proceedings of the tenth scientific meeting of the A. K. Rice Institute. Jupiter, FL: A. K. Rice Institute.

Cytrynbaum, S. & Noumair, D. (forthcoming)Group Dynamics, Organizational Irrationality, and Social Complexity: Group Relations Reader 3. Washington D.C.: A. K. Rice Institute. Applies current group relations thinking to contemporary groups, organizations, communities and society.

Cytrynbaum, S. & Noumair, D. (2004)Group Dynamics, Organizational Irrationality, and Social Complexity: Group Relations Reader 3. Washington: A. K. Rice Institute. Order online from theA K Rice Institute website. Suitable for group relations practitioners.

Dartington, T.(2010)Managing Vulnerability: the underlying dynamics of systems of care. Karnac Books

De Gooijer, J. (2009) The Murder in Merger: A Systems Psychodynamic Exploration of a Corporate Merger, Karnac Books

De Gooijer, J. (2003). An exploration of the dynamics of emotional connectedness in a matrix structure. Socio-Analysis, 5: 88-104.

De Board, R. (1978)The psychoanalysis of organizations: a psychoanalytic approach to behaviours in groups and organizations. Routledge.

De Loach, S. (1988)Study group consultancy: Elements of the task. New Orleans, LA: Author. Available online atwww.continents.com/SGC.htm

De Loach, S. (1998)The intergroup and institutional events: An overview of designs, foci, structures, and functions. Available online at www.continents.com/SGC.htm

Dunphy, D. (1968) Phases, roles, and myths in self-analytic groups.Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 4, 195-225.

Egan, G. (1973)Face-to-face: The Small Group Experience and Interpersonal growth. Brooks/Cole.

Erlich, S. H., Erlich-Ginor, M. & Beland, H. eds (2009). Fed with Tears - Poisoned with Milk: The 'Nazareth' Group-Relations Conferences: Germans and Israelis - The Past in the Present. Pscyhosozial-Verlag

Fraher, A.L. (2004)A History of Group Study and Psychodynamic Organizations. London : Free Association Books.
In this breakthrough study, Amy Fraher provides the most comprehensive account yet written of the history of institutes of group study. Developing the construct of idea organizations, Fraher examines the psychodynamic workings of the National Training Laboratories, Tavistock and A. K. Rice Institutes, as well as early psychoanalytic societies. The book draws on original documents such as A.K. Rice's field notes and director's reports, as well as extensive interviews with key practitioners including David Armstrong, Gordon Lawrence, Isabel Menzies Lyth, Laurence Gould, Eric Miller, and Kathleen Pogue White. The result is a fascinating story of the complex dynamics of organizational life. Suitable for those new to group relations as well as advanced practitioners.

French, R. and Vince, R. (eds.) (1999)Group Relations, Management and Organization. Oxford University Press.

Fried, K. W. (1977) Some effects of the leader's abstinent role on group experience.Group, 1, 118-131.

Gertler, B., & Izod, K. (2004). Modernism and Postmodernism in Group Relations: "A confusion of tongues", In: Cytrynbaum, S. & Noumair, D.A. (eds.). Group Dynamics, Organizational Irrationality and Social Complexity: Group Relations Reader 3. AK Rice Institute.

Gillette, J. and McCollom, M. (1995) (Eds.)Groups in context: A new perspective on groupdynamics. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Gold, M. (ed.) (1999)The Complete Social Scientist. A Kurt Lewin Reader.

Goldbart, S., & Cooper, L. (1976) Safety in groups: An existential analysis.Small Group Behavior, 7, 237-256.

Gosling, R., D. H. Miller, P. M. Turquet, & D. Woodhouse, (1993)The use of small groups in training. Karnac Books.

Gould, L. (1999) A political visionary in mid-life: Notes on leadership and the life cycle. In French, R. & Vince, R. (eds),Group Relations, Management, and Organization. Oxford University Press.

Gould, L., Stapley, S.F. & Stein, M. (2001)The System Psychodynamics of Organizations. Karnac Books.

Gould, L, Stapley, L. and Stein, M. (2004). Experiential Learning in Organisations: Applications the Tavistock Group Relations Approach. Karnac Books.

Gustafson, J. P., & Cooper, L. (1979) Unconscious planning in small groups.Human Relations, 32. 1039-1064.

Gustafson, J. P., Cooper, L., Lathrop, N. C., Ringler, K., Seldin, F. A., & Wright, M. K. (1981) Co-operative and clashing interests in small groups: Part I. Theory.Human Relations, 34, 315-339.

Harrow, M., Astrachan, B. M., Tucker, G. J., Klein, E. B., & Miller, J. C. (1971) The T-group and study group laboratory experiences.Journal of Social Psychology, 85, 225-237.

Hayden, C & Molenkamp, R. (2002)Tavistock Primer II. A. K. Rice Institute.

Heifetz, R. (1994)Leadership Without Easy Answers. Harvard University Press.

Higgin, G., & Bridger, H. (1964) The psychodynamics of an intergroup exercise.Human Relations, 17, 391-446.

Hirschhorn, L. (1988)The Workplace Within: Psychodynamics of Organizational Life. MIT Press.

Hirschhorn, L. & Barnett, C.K. (1993)The Psychodynamics of Organizational Life. Temple University Press.

Hirschhorn, L. (1997)Reworking Authority: Leading and Following in the Post-Modern Organisation. MIT Press.

Hothersall, D. (1995)History of Psychology. McGraw-Hill.

Hugg, T. W., Carson, N. M. & Lipgar, R. M. (1989) (Eds.)Changing Group Relations. The Next Twenty-five Years in America. Proceedings of the ninth scientific meeting of the A. K. Rice Institute. A. K. Rice Institute.

Instituto Mexicano de Relaciones Grupales y Organizacionales/Mexican Institute of Group and Organizational Relations (1993)Liderazgo y eficacia en los grupos y organizaciones multiculturales/Leadership and Effectiveness in Multicultural Groups and Organizations. Mexico, DF: Author.

Izod, K. (2008) The Relational Turn, implications for organisations and groups. InSocial Relations, and Object Relations, Eds Clarke, S., Hahn, H. and Hoggett, P. Karnac Books.

Jacques, E (1961)The Changing Culture of a Factory. Tavistock Publications.

Jacques, E (1998) On leaving the Tavistock Institute.Human Relations, March 1998.

Kariel, H. S. (1956) Democracy unlimited: Kurt Lewin's field theory.American Journal of Sociology62: 280-89.

Kernberg, O. (1998)Ideology, Conflict, and Leadership in Groups and Organizations. Yale University Press.

Klein, E.B., & Astrachan, B.M. (1971) Learning in groups: A comparison of study groups and T-groups.Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 7, 659-683.

Klein, E.B. and Gould, L. J. (1973) Boundary issues and organizational dynamics: A new case study.Social Psychiatry, 8, 204-211.

Klein, E., Gabelnick, F. and Herr, P. (eds.) (1998). The Psychodynamics of Leadership. Psychosocial Press.

Lakin, M., & Constanzo, P. R. (1975) The leader and the experiential group. In C. L. Cooper (Ed.),Theories of Group Processes(pp. 205-234). Wiley.

Lawrence, W. G. (ed.) (1994)Exploring individual and organizational boundaries: A Tavistock open systems approach. Wiley.

Lawrence, W. G. (2000). Tongued with Fire, Groups in Experience. Karnac Books.

Lewin, K. (1935)A dynamic theory of personality. McGraw-Hill.

Lewin, K. (1936)Principles of topological psychology. McGraw-Hill.

Lewin, K. (1948)Resolving social conflicts; selected papers on group dynamics. Gertrude W. Lewin (ed.). Harper & Row, 1948.

Lewin, K. (1951)Field theory in social science; selected theoretical papers. D. Cartwright (ed.). Harper & Row.

Lewin, K. and Lippitt, R. (1938) An experimental approach to the study of autocracy and democracy. A preliminary note.Sociometry1:292-300.

Lewin, K., Lippitt, R. and White, R. (1939) Patterns of aggressive behaviour in experimentally created "social climates".Journal of Social Psychology10: 271-99.

Lewin, K. and Grabbe, P. (1945) Conduct, knowledge and acceptance of new values.Journal of Social Issues2.

Long, Susan (2007)Organisational Destructivity and the Perverse State of Mind. Organisational and Social Dynamics: An International Journal of Psychoanalytic, systemic and Group Relations Perspectives, 2:2 179-207, Karnac Books.

Long, S (2008). The Perverse Organisation and its Deadly Sins. Karnac Books.

Main, Tom (1975) Some psychodynamics of large groups, in Kreeger,The Large Group: Dynamics and Therapy. Constable; reprinted Karnac: Maresfield Reprints, 1975, pp. 57-86.

Marrow, A. (1969)The Practical Theorist: The Life and Work of Kurt Lewin. Basic Books.

McRae, M. B. and Short, E.L. (2010) Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life: Crossing Boundaries, Sage Publications.

McRae, M. B., Arora, A. K., & Short, E. L. (2007). Racial dialogue among women: A group relations theory analysis. Organisational & Social Dynamics 7(2), 211-243.

Menninger, R. W. (1972) The impact of group relations conferences on organizational growth.International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 22, 415-432.

Menzies Lyth, I. (1981) Bion's contribution to thinking about groups. In J. S. Grotstein (Ed.)Do I Dare to Disturb the Universe? Caesura Press.

Menzies Lyth, I. (1988)Containing Anxiety in Institutions. Free Association Books.

Menzies Lyth, I. (1993)The Dynamics of the Social. Free Association Books.

Menzies, I.E.P. (1970). The Functioning of Social Systems as a Defence Against Anxiety. Tavistock Institute of Human Relations: £10.

Miller, E. J. and Rice, A. K. (1967)Systems of Organization. Tavistock Publications.

Miller, E. J. and Gwynne, G. V. (1972)A Life Apart. Tavistock Publications.

Miller, E. J. (1983). Work and Creativity. (Tavistock Institute Occasional Paper No.6). Tavistock Institute of Human Relations: £10.

Miller, E.J.(1987)The Leicester Model (Tavistock Institute Occasional Paper No.10). London: Tavistock Institute of Human Relations £10.

Miller, E. J.(1990) Experiential Learning Groups I: The Development of the Leicester Model, in Trist, Eric and Murray, H., eds.The Social Engagement of Social Science: A Tavistock Anthology, Vol. 1: The Socio-Psychological Perspective. Free Association Books. 1990, pp. 165-85.

Miller, E.J.(1990a) Experiential Learning Groups II: Recent Developments in Dissemination and Application, in ibid., pp. 186-98.

Miller, E. J. (1993)From Dependency to Autonomy: Studies in Organization and Change. Free Association Books.

Neumann, J. E. (2005) Kurt Lewin at The Tavistock Institute. Educational Action Research, 13 (1): 121-137.

Neumann, J. E., Holvino, E. & Braxton, E. T. (2004) Evolving a 'third way' to group consultancy: bridging two models of theory and practice. In Cytrynbaum, S. & Noumair, D. A. (Eds.), Group Dynamics, Organizational Irrationality, and Social Complexity: Group Relations Reader 3. A. K. Rice Institute 383-401.

Neumann, J. E. & Hirschhorn, L. (1999) The challenge of integrating psychodynamic and organizational theory. Human Relations, 52 (6): 683-695.

Neumann, J. E. (1999) Systems psychodynamics in the service of political organisational change. In French, R. & Vince, R. (Eds.), Group Relations, Management and Organization 54-69. Oxford University Press.

Neumann, J. E. (1999) Sociotechnical systems as template: dilemmas in changing organizations for 'high performance' and 'teamwork'. In Miller, E. J. (Ed.), The Tavistock Institute Contribution to Job and Organizational Design, Volume II 331-335. Ashgate Dartmouth.

Neumann, J. E., Holti, R., & Standing, H. (1999) Continuously developing teams. In Miller, E. J. (ed.), The Tavistock Institute Contribution to Job and Organizational Design, Volume II 337-353. Ashgate Dartmouth,.

Neumann, J. E., Holti, R. & Standing, H. (1999) Shifting 'figure' and 'ground': difficulties of planning and sequencing comprehensive changes. In Miller, E. J. (Ed.), The Tavistock Institute Contribution to Job and Organizational Design, Volume II 355-375. Ashgate Dartmouth.

Newton, P. M. and Levinson, D. J. (1970) The work group within the organization: A socio-psychological approach.Psychiatry, 36, 115-142.

Nossal, B. (2010) The Use of Drawing in Socio-Analytic Exploration, Socio-Analysis, 12: 77-92

Obholzer, A. & Roberts, V. Z. (1994) (Eds.)The Unconscious at Work. Routledge.

O'Connor, C. (1971). The Tavistock method of group study.Science and Pscychoanalysis, 18, 100-115.

Palmer, B. (1978). Fantasy and reality in group life: A model for learning by experience. In N. McCaughan (Ed.)Group Work: Learning and Practice(pp.82-97). Allen & Unwin.

Palmer, B. (1979). Learning and the group experience. In W. G. Lawrence (Ed.)Exploring Individual and Organizational Boundaries: A Tavistock Open Systems Approach. Wiley.

Palmer, B. W. M. (1979). The study of the small group in an organisational setting. In B. B. Smith & B. A. Farrell (Eds.)Training in Small Groups: A Study of Five Methods(pp. 41-61). Oxford: Pergamon Press.

M. Pines & L. Rafaelsen (Eds.) (1980)The Individual and the Group:
Boundaries and Interrelations (Vol.1). Plenum Press.

M. Pines (Ed.) (1985)Bion and Group Psychotherapy. Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Redlich, F. C. and Astrachan, B. M. (1969). Group dynamics training.American Journal of Pyschiatry, 125, 1501-1507.

Rice, A. K. (1963)The Enterprise and its Environment. Tavistock Publications.

Rice, A. K. (1965)Learning for Leadership: Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations. Tavistock Publications.

Rice, A. K. (1969) Individual, group and intergroup processes.Human Relations, 22, 565-584.

Rice, A. K. (1970)The Modern University. London: Tavistock Publications.

Rioch, M. J. (1970) The work of Wilfred R. Bion on Groups.Psychiatry, 33, 56-66.

Rioch, M. J. (1971) Are we all like sheep (Isaiah 53:6): Followers and leaders?Psychiatry, 34, 258-273.

Rioch, M. J. (1970) Group relations: Rationale and techniques.International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 20, 340-355.

Schein, E.Kurt Lewin's Change Theory in the Field and in the Classroom: Notes Toward a Model of Managed Learning. Published online at www.a2zpsychology.com/articles/kurt_lewin%27s_change_theory.htm
This article provides a useful outline of Lewin's change model and how consultants have used it over the years. Schein explains how it underpins his own process consultation model, and how it can be used to assist organisational learning.

Shaffer, J. & Galinsky, D. (1989)Models of Group Therapy. Prentice-Hall.

Sher, M. (2003) From groups to group relations: Bion's contribution to the Tavistock Leicester Conferences. In Lipgar, R. and Pines, M. (Eds)Building on Bion: Branches (Vol.2). Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Shields, W. (1986). A Massachusetts Yankee in Leicester, England: Experiences at Tavistock international group relations conference, an application: Tripoli, April 1986.Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Newsletter, VIII (3), 1-4.

Short, E. L. (2007). Race, culture and containment in the formal and informal systems of group relations conferences. Journal of Organisational and Social Dynamics, 7(2), 156-171.

Smith, M. K. (2001) Kurt Lewin, groups, experiential learning and action research, inThe Encyclopedia of Informal Education. Published online atwww.infed.org/thinkers/et-lewin.htm
This article provides a useful outline of Lewin's change model and how consultants have used it over the years. Schein explains how it underpins his own process consultation model, and how it can be used to assist organisational learning.

Shaffer, J. & Galinsky, D. (1989)Models of Group Therapy. Prentice-Hall.

Sher, M. (2003) From groups to group relations: Bion's contribution to the Tavistock Leicester Conferences. In Lipgar, R. and Pines, M. (Eds)Building on Bion: Branches (Vol.2). Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Shields, W. (1986). A Massachusetts Yankee in Leicester, England: Experiences at Tavistock international group relations conference, an application: Tripoli, April 1986.Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Newsletter, VIII (3), 1-4.

Short, E. L. (2007). Race, culture and containment in the formal and informal systems of group relations conferences. Journal of Organisational and Social Dynamics, 7(2), 156-171.

Smith, M. K. (2001) Kurt Lewin, groups, experiential learning and action research, inThe Encyclopedia of Informal Education. Published online atwww.infed.org/thinkers/et-lewin.htm

Sievers, B(ed.) in assoc. withBrunning, H.,de Gooijer,J., Gould,L. J& Mersky, R.(2009) Psychoanalytic Studies of Organizations: Contributions from the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO)1983-2008. Karnac Books.

Stein, M. (1996). Unconscious Phenomena in Work Groups. In: West, M. (ed.) Handbook of work group psychology 143 -158. Wiley.

Stivers, E. & Wheelan, S. (1986)The Lewin Legacy. Springer-Verlag.

Sutherland, J.D. Bion Revisited: Group Dynamics and Group Psychotherapy. Reprinted in Trist, E., & Murray, H. (Eds.) (1990)The Social Engagement of Social Science: A Tavistock Anthology. Volume 1: The Socio-Psychological Perspective. The University of Pennsylvania Press.

Triest, J. (1999) "The Inner Drama of Role Taking in an Organization" in Group Relations, Management, and Organization. (eds): French, R. & Vince, R. Oxford University Press.

Triest, J. (2003) "The Large Group and the Organization" in The Large Group Re-Visited. eds: Schneider, S., Weinberg, H, 162-174 . Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Trist, E., & Murray, H. (Eds.) (1990)The Social Engagement of Social Science: A Tavistock Anthology. Volume 1: The Socio-Psychological Perspective. The University of Pennsylvania Press.

Turquet, P. M. (1974) Leadership: the individual in the group. In G. S. Gibbard, J. J. Hartman & R. D. Mann (Eds.)Analysis of Groups. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Turquet, P. (1975) Threats to identity in the large group. In L. Kreeger (Ed.)The Large Group: Dynamics and Therapy(pp. 87-144). Itasca, IL: F. E. Peacock.

Ullman, D. (2000)Kurt Lewin: His impact on American psychology, or bridging the gorge between theory and reality. Published online at www.sonoma.edu/psychology/os2db/history3.html

Wells, L. (1985) The group-as-a-whole perspective and its theoretical roots. In A. Back, (1972)Beyond Words: The Story of Sensitivity Training and the Encounter Movement. Russell Sage Foundation.

West, K. L., Hayden, C. & Sharrin, R. M. (1995) (Eds.)Community/Chaos: Proceedings of the eleventh scientific meeting of the A. K. Rice Institute. A. K. Rice Institute.

Western, Simon (2007),Leadership: A Critical Text. Sage Publications.

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