CE Credits Available for
LCSW’s, LP’s, LCAT’s and LMHC’s
The Gould Center for Psychoanalytic Organizational
Study and Consultation
Case Conference Series — Wednesdays 11:30AM-1:00PM
IPTAR CONFERENCE ROOM — 1651 3rd Avenue, Suite 205 NYC
April 24, 2019:
Frances Unsell, M.Div., LP
Organizational Consultant and Psychoanalyst
VIA VIDEO LINK From LONDON:
Organizational Consultant and Associate — Tavistock Consultancy, London, UK
When a Learning Group Becomes a Working Group: An Exploration of Common Themes in a Three Year Small Group Consultation
Members of the consultation hailed from diverse settings (Hawaii to Maine) and organizations with three opposing views of how power and authority is distributed and exercised. Each oversaw a regional religious body that was replete with anxiety as a whole and in its component parts. Their work routinely involved dilemmas that at best could only be managed. Yet, given all these circumstances they managed their own anxiety, quickly developed into a working group and failed to fall into Basic Assumption Thinking. Group dynamics and common themes of this three year Small Group Consultation will be presented allowing time for exploration by case presentation attendees
Frances Unsell is an Organizational Consultant and Psychoanalyst. She has worked for over 30
years as an advisor to senior leaders of not for profit organizations with an emphasis on how the hidden aspects of contexts and organizations affect and is affected by their leadership. She is Founder and President of The Development Center in Darien, CT.
David Armstrong is an organizational consultant whose approach draws mainly on psychodynamic and systemic thinking. His particular interests have been in organisational dynamics and the relevance of emotional experience for the understanding and practice of management and leadership. His publications include: Organization in the Mind: psychoanalysis, group relations and organizational consultancy (2006), Working Below the Surface: the emotional life of contemporary organizations (2005), and Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm (2014). David Armstrong is a Distinguished Member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO). He is an Associate of Tavistock Consulting, London.
Teaching and Learning Method:
Case presentation, reading, handouts and discussion.
– How Working and Basic Assumption Groups differ
– Recognizing common themes in groups
– An example of how a learning group drew on its capacities to create self-containment
and became an autonomous working group.
Participants will gain an understanding of:
– How working and basic assumption groups differ and characteristics of a working group.
– A mental framework given in a handout to think about what is happening beneath the surface of organizations and with its leaders.
– An understanding of self-containment in a group.
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. The format is interactive and all who attend are invited to participate.
The 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.
Joseph A. Cancelmo, Psy.D., FIPA and Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, MBA, MA
Steering Committee and Additional Faculty:
Joseph A. Cancelmo, Psy.D.,FIPA; Susan Berger, Psy.D.,FIPA; Michael A. Diamond, Ph.D.;
Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, MBA, MA; Michael Moskowitz, Ph.D.,FIPA; Ferne Traeger, LCSW, MBA. FIPA.
Sharon Horowitz, PhD
Avi Nutkevitch, PhD
Social Workers: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Inc. (IPTAR) SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0226.
Licensed Psychoanalysts: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. (P-0011).
Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists (#CAT-0037).
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. (#MHC-0112).
(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.
For further information contact: Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, Co-Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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UPCOMING CASE CONFERENCE
May 22, 2019:
Steven Axelrod, PhD
Culture, Leadership and Innovation in Psychoanalysis
Steven Axelrod is a Psychoanalyst, Psychologist and Organizational Consultant and Co-Editor of
Progress in psychoanalysis: Envisioning the future of the profession. (Routledge, 2018).