This book explores the ways in which psychoanalytic thinking can be more extensively and effectively used to the benefit of organizations and groups. It provides future and practicing consultants and managers with an understanding of unconscious and non-conscious behaviour in order for them to create the appropriate conditions for change in organizations. It explains psychodynamic concepts and working principles in an accessible language and clearly describes their use in consulting and management practices using case studies. Case studies and examples are included throughout, and a glossary is provided.
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Author Biography - Leopold S. Vansina
Leopold Vansina is an organizational consultant and a part time professor at the Universities of Leuven and Louvain-le-Neuve in Belgium. His experiences in group dynamics (N.T.L. Institute, U.S.A. and the Tavistock Institute, UK) and his training in psychoanalysis became an integrated part of his consulting practice in organizations all over the world. He is a member of the International Association of Psychology, The Academy of Management, the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations, and the Tavistock Institute Association. He has published numerous journal articles and is co-author (with Gilles Amado) of The Transitional Approach in Action published by Karnac books in 2004. Marie-Jeanne Vansina-Cobbaert is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Belgium.