‘Beyond evidence: tradition, innovation and the renewed capacity to think’
Systems psychodynamic thinking requires a determined effort of integration of different traditions; and innovations in group relations and organisational enquiry invite a continuing exploration of the world we are in. From Oedipus to ‘O’, psychoanalysis and mindfulness are two such traditions that may relate to each other as disciplines of the mind. How we manage the tension between tradition and innovation and between evidence and intuition, in theory and practice, allows for further creativity and the search for a new understanding of the issues confronting us as citizens in our social and economic relations.
Tim Dartington is an associate of both the Tavistock Institute and the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He is a member of ISPSO, and has been a member of OPUS since 1978. He worked with Eric Miller on action research projects in the Social Systems Group at the Tavistock Institute. He has extensive experience of group relations and directed the Leicester Conference on Authority, Leadership and Organisation. His most recent publication is ‘Surely this can’t be true?’ Unexamined relations of power in the care of vulnerable people (in Halina Brunning (ed), Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability, 2013, Karnac).
Saturday 29th March 2014, 11.45am to 3.00pm
The Ambassadors Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0HX
Fee £45 (includes wine & snacks).
You can book a place for this event online via the OPUS website.