The Gould Center for Psychoanalytic Organizational
Study and Consultation
CASE CONFERENCE SERIES
Fall 2019/ Spring 2020 Theme:
Working at the Boundary: Inclusion, Exclusion, Identity and Otherness in Groups,
Organizations and Nation States.
IPTAR Conference Room — Wednesdays: 11:30am to 1pm
1651 Third Avenue, Suite 205 — NYC 10128
CE Credits Available for LCSW’s, LP’s, LCAT’s and LMHC’s
(included in Fee for this event with pre-registration).
November 13, 2019
Brian Vitunic, MIA
Political Affairs Officer, The United Nations
Internal Reform at the United Nations: Boundary Mismanagement, Political and Psychosocial Considerations
With Michael A. Diamond, Ph.D. — Moderator and Consultant
Brian Vitunic will share his views and perspectives on organizational dynamics in two departments of the United Nations Secretariat undergoing a process of change management and (semi) merger.
Brian Vitunic is a political affairs officer in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs
(DPA) in New York. His work has included assignments in Afghanistan, Cyprus, Iraq, and
Tajikistan, and more recently the topic of internal reform at the Organization. He holds a Masters
of International Affairs (MIA) from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia
Michael A. Diamond is Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Organization Studies, University
of Missouri, Columbia, Organizational Consultant and Steering Committee Member,
The Gould Center.
Participants will learn the significance and psychodynamics of boundary management and mismanagement within institutions like the UN.
Participants will be asked to consider the psychosocial and political consequences of structural change, particularly within organizations as complex and bureaucratic as the UN.
Participants will be asked to consider the complexity of roles and role relationships, and attempts to change them, in bureaucratic organizations such as the UN.
Case presentation (summary) of reform at the UN; Brian will discuss his experience and primary concerns, personally and organizationally, with the matter of reform at the United Nations. Michael will follow with a brief comment on Brian’s overview from the perspective of a psychoanalytic organizational consultant.
Psychosocial considerations on organizational transition and leadership.
Organizational and professional costs of unilateralism and autocratic leadership styles.
Limited learning and suppression of critical dialogue among participants (fellow staffers) and its consequences.
Overall consideration of personal, professional, and political, costs of organizational change at the UN.
CE Credits for LCSW’s, LP’s, LCAT’s and LMHC’s
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(1.5) CE credits will be granted to participants who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the entire program and have completed the on-line evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements.
The Case Conference Series consists of presentations of applied material from an organizational consultation, executive coaching engagement, or presentation relevant to systems-psychodynamic thinking and practice in organizational as well as clinical settings for therapists and analysts . The format is interactive and all who attend are invited to participate. For further information contact
Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, firstname.lastname@example.org .
IPTAR’s L.J.Gould Center is named for Lawrence Gould, a psychoanalyst, psychologist, Organizational Consultant and international figure in the discipline instrumental in designing and implementing Systems-Psychoanalytic work at IPTAR.
UPCOMING CASE CONFERENCES
January 22, 2020:
Susan Berger, PsyD, FIPA
Germans, Poles and Jews — – a step toward
healing an 80 year old collective trauma at the border.
February 12, 2020: TBA
March 11, 2020:
Warren Spielberg, PhD
Psychoanalytic Focus on the Seam: Reflections on Working in the Space between Israelis and Palestinians.
April 22, 2020: TBA
THE GOULD CENTER ADMINISTRATION:
Joseph A. Cancelmo, PsyD, FIPA and Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, MBA, MA
Steering Committee and Additional Faculty: Joseph A. Cancelmo, PsyD,FIPA; Susan Berger, PsyD,FIPA; Michael A. Diamond, PhD.; Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, MBA, MA; Michael Moskowitz, PhD,FIPA; Ferne Traeger, LCSW, MBA, FIPA; Matthew von Unwerth, PhD, FIPA.
Avi Nutkevitch, PhD
Sharon Horowitz, PhD