πŸ”– PRESENTATION

Paper (parallel)

πŸ“†Β  DATE

Thursday 10 Sep 2020

⏰  MELBOURNE TIME

7.00 – 9.00 pm

⏰  LOCAL TIME

UTC code

Mr Richard Morgan-Jones

Mr Richard Morgan-Jones

Consultant, Work Force Health: Consulting and Research, UK

Richard Morgan-Jones: Supervising and Training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with British Psychotherapy Foundation and British Psychoanalytic Council. 40-year career as individual, couple and group psychotherapist. Former Chair of Psychotherapy Sussex.

Group Relations and Organizational Consultant. Elected Board member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations with responsibility for regional events.

Mentor and member of the AK Rice Institute (USA) and member of the Organization for Promoting the Understanding of Society (OPUS). Visiting faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, India and the Higher School of Economics Moscow, Russia. Associate consultant with Work Lab, New York.

Director of Work Force Health: Consulting and Research. Author of: The Body of the Organisation and its Health, London: Karnac/Routledge.

⏰  DURATION

120 minutes

Work Force Health: Consulting and Research

This presentation seeks to develop a set of perspectives that is flexible enough to wait for the shape of what is hitherto uncontained in the emotional situation in life an individual, a group, an organisation or a political dilemma. This includes understanding the complex unconscious interactional field and the position of the leader or facilitator within them. It involves appreciation of the challenging complexity of the reciprocal relationship between container and contained. These perspectives include:

  1. A trilogy approach that links a) bodily sensations and emotional experience, b) group and system dynamics, c) societal/political/economic context.
  2. Differentiation of lax, rigid and flexible leadership in understanding existing attempts at containment. (Hinshelwood).
  3. Understanding Bion’s parasitic, symbiotic and commensal containment attempts.
  4. Understanding from Post-Bion Field Theory (Ferro & Civitarese) interventions at a point of urgency, bastion defences embodied in both consultant/leader and client system.

In particular the presentation will draw on a range of situations:

  1. Experiences of dreaming up possible geo-psychoanalytic themes collaboratively that have given shape and enquiry to regional events in ISPSO.
  2. Innovating group relations conferencing events in Russia.
  3. Consulting to racial tensions across the boundaries of skin as a failing container during the Covid-19 pandemic.
References:
Anzieu, D. (1984). The Group and the Unconscious. London: RKP.
Anzieu, D. (1989). The Skin Ego. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Anzieu, D. (Ed.) (1990). Psychic Envelopes. London: Karnac.
Baranger, M., Baranger, W. (2008). The Analytic Situation as a Dynamic Field.
Bion, W.R. (1970/1988). Attention and Interpretation. London: Karnac.
Correale, A. (1994). The Institutional Field: An Evolution of the Container Model. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 1994 11(1) pp.77-91.
Ferro, A, ed, (2018). Contemporary Bionian Theory and Technique in Psychoanalysis. London: Routledge.
Ferro, N. (2017). Torments of the Soul. London: Routledge.
Ferro, N. & Basile, R. (2009). The Analytic Field – A clinical concept. London: Karnac.
Ferro, N. & Civitarese, G. (2015). The Analytic Field and its Transformations. London: Karnac.
Hinshelwood, R. D., & Skogstad, W. (Eds.) (2000). Observing Organisations. London: Routledge.
Lawrence, W.G, (1991). Won from the void and formless infinite: experiences of social dreaming. Free Associations,2 (Part 2, No.22): 254-266.
Lewin, K. (1939 [1951]) Experiments in social space, in G.W. Lewin (ed.) Resolving Social Conflicts: Field Theory in Social Science, Washington, DC: American Psycho- logical Association, pp. 59–67.
Lewin, K. (1946). Resolving social conflicts and Field Theory in Social Science. American Psychological Association.
Losso, R., Lea S. de Setton & Scharff, D.E. eds. (2017). The Linked Self in Psychoanalysis: The pioneering work of Enrique Pichon Riviere. London: Karnac
Morgan-Jones, R.J. (2010). The Body of the Organisation and its Health. London: Karnac.
Morgan-Jones, R.J. with Eden, A. (2019). The dreaming body yearning to belong to a larger social body. Ch. 3 pp: 41-54 in Long,S. & Manley, J. (2019). Social Dreaming: Philosophy, Research and Practice. London: Routledge.
Neri, C. (1998). Group. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Ogden, T. (1994). The analytic third: Working with intersubjective clinical facts. Int J. of Psychoanalysis. 75: 3-19.
Ogden, T. (2009). The analytic third: Working with intersubjective clinical facts.
Ferro, N. & Basile, R. (2009). The Analytic Field – A clinical concept. London: Karnac.

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Session schedule

5 MINS

Introduction by Dr Brigid Nossal

30 MINS

Paper presentation

15 MINS

Small group discussion; impressions of the paper and developing questions for the presenter

15 MINS

Discussion forum with the presenter; moderated for the speaker to elaborate their ideas

15 MINS

Small group activity or discussion ‘What does this paper tell us about working into the future?’

15 MINS

Discussion forum with the presenter; themes from the discussions

25 MINS

Whole Symposium across the papers reflections on the sessions

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