Why We Do What We Do: The Use of Psychoanalytic Theories as they Apply to Organizational Research, Consultation and/or Management
Chair: Howard Book
ISPSO invited clinicians, researchers, academics, organizational consultants, managers and students to explore the application of psychoanalytic theories to the study of organizations. Our inquiry strove to understand the role of the unconscious in organizations; how people feel and think about their work, each other and their organization; what emotional needs the organization and its leaders satisfy or frustrate; and the relations between leaders and followers.
Transferences and Desire in Family Offices, Private Banks and Related Organizations Serving Wealthy Families, G. Scott Budge, Ph.D. and Paul McKibbin
Working Across the Tensions: Organizational Role Analysis With Pairs from the Same Organization, Susan Long, Jon Newton, and Jane Chapman
Some Factors Impacting Containment in Organizational Consultation, Dr. Edward Klein
Analysis of a Consultative Effort from the Perspective of Three Theories: Classical, Object Relations and Self Psychology, Henry Nunberg, Jonathan E. Rosenfeld and William Czander,
When Self-Reflection and Interpretations Become Perverse, Leopold S. Vansina
Principles and Practice Consulting with Organizations: How and Why We Do What We Do—or Should!, Harold Bridger
An Exploration of Cross-Gender Friendships in Organizations as a Source of Mirroring: A Pilot Study, Karen E. Lee, M.A.
Spurious Loyalty of Japanese Workers: In Search of Psychodynamics of Substitutive Mother in the Form of Organization, Naotaka Watanabe and, Koji Takahashi
The Social Induction of Emotional States: The Significance of Projective Identification in the Application of Social Systems Theory to Organizational Analysis and Consultation, Solomon Cytrynbaum, Ph.D., Vanessa Ruda, M.A.
Our Best Work Happens When We Don't Know What We're Doing, Robert French and Peter Simpson