The Anti-group: Destructive Forces in the Group and Their Creative Potential

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Psychology - 318 pages
The 'anti-group' is a major conceptual addition to the theory and practice of group psychotherapy. It comprises the negative, disruptive elements, which threaten to undermine and even destroy the group, but when contained, have the potential to mobilise the group's creative processes. Understanding the 'anti-group' gives therapists new perspectives on the nature of relationships and alternative strategies for managing destructive behaviour.
 

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Contents

Michaels curtains an anecdote
xvi
Introduction
1
Foulkes contribution A critical appreciation
17
The concept of the antigroup
42
Clinical illustrations of the antigroup
75
Determinants of the antigroup I Regression survival anxiety failures of communication projective identification envy
106
Determinants of the antigroup II Interpersonal disturbance the primal scene aggression and hatred the death instinct
133
Technical considerations in dealing with the antigroup
153
The transformational potential of the antigroup
197
Nippets and Imps The transformational process in a psychotherapy group
216
The antigroup in the wider social sphere
232
Conclusion Towards an integrative theory of group analysis
272
References
292
Name Index
307
Subject Index
311
Copyright

The role of the conductor
174

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Page i - The International Library of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process General Editor Dr Malcolm Pines Institute of Group Analysis, London, and formerly of the Tavistock Clinic, London The International Library of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process is published in association with the Institute of Group Analysis (London) and is devoted to the systematic study and exploration of group psychotherapy.

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