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Description - The Psyche and the Social World by Louis Zinkin

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 mm)
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.