You are warmly invited to an online launch of ‘Group Relations and other Meditations’ by Dr Carlos Sapochnik, presented in conversation with Julian Lousada.
This book examines the Tavistock tradition of using group relations conferences as temporary training organisations for groups and institutions, and how those can inform and enrich the theory and practice of experiential learning. It analyses the structures, rituals, and beliefs of the practice, drawing on the author’s learned experience in the field, followed by meditations on the social nature of corruption, martial arts, Western culture’s longing for creativity, and the use of drawing in social science research. It addresses the tension between psychoanalysis and systemic theory in group relations thinking, refining and re-defining key concepts, challenging notions of dependence and dependency, performative poetics, learning, the politics of power, nostalgia, and the unspoken reasons for the wish to join conference staff teams.
Registrations are free
When: 6-7pm 15 October 2021 UK time / 4-5am 16 October AEST
You can book your place here