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Description - The Psyche and the Social World by Louis Zinkin

'This book contains a stimulating diversity of chapters that explore the development of Foulkesian ideas - [it is] a fine exposition of group analysis.' - Group Analysis 'This is essential contemporary reading.' - British Journal of Psychiatry In this examination of the legacy of Foulkes, the theoretical foundations of group psychotherapy are applied to a range of groups, including family therapy, institutional dynamics and educational therapy. Contributors to this volume include distinguished group analysts, such as Pines and De Mar , and more junior analysts selected for their original thinking. The complexity of creating a coherent theory of group analysis is underlined by the multiple authorship of a single volume compiled and edited along group principles. Editors Brown and Zinkin also had access to the preliminary notes of a proposed book on group theory, cut short by Foulkes's death, which cover topics as wide-ranging as psychoneurosis, social inheritance and the Oedipus complex.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853029288
ISBN-10: 1853029289
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 290
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Louis Zinkin

Dennis Brown was a psychoanalyst and group analyst at the Group-Analytic Practice, London, and formerly Consultant Psychotherapist at St Mary's Hospital and Medical School, London. Louis Zinkin was a practising analytical psychologist and group analyst, Honorary Consultant Psychotherapist and Senior Lecturer at St George's Hospital, London, and associate of the Group-Analytic Practice, London.

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