Description - Operative Groups by Juan Tubert-Oklander
Group therapy and other dynamic approaches to the co-ordination of groups may focus either on the individual psychodynamics or on the group as a whole. In Britain, group analysis developed as a group-centred approach of both therapeutic and non-therapeutic groups, from the foundational work of S.H. Foulkes. But there has been another, independent, Latin-American school of group analysis, which originated in Argentina as a result of the work and teachings of the Swiss-born Argentinian psychoanalyst Enrique Pichon-Riviere. This is a thorough introduction to operative groups. It guides the reader through the ideas of Pichon-Riviere, who conceived operative groups as a whole way of thinking and acting in groups, and then shows how the British and the Latin-American schools of group analysis coincide and inter-relate, shedding light on the theory behind both and including useful case material of various kinds of groups to illustrate such theory.
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Author Biography - Juan Tubert-Oklander
Juan Tubert-Oklander and Reyna Hernandez de Tubert are members of the Mexican Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association, and founding members of the Centre of Psychotherapy and Group Analysis. They both work in private practice in Mexico City as psychoanalysts, group analysts, and marriage and family therapists. They have published extensively on these subjects, and they teach and train psychoanalysts and psychotherapists at a graduate level. They also work in the co-ordination of workshops, laboratories, reflection groups in institutions and other types of non-therapeutic groups.