Reading seminars: an introduction to Systems Psychodynamics

Reading seminars: an introduction to Systems Psychodynamics

A unique opportunity to explore Systems Psychodynamics and its application to working in organisations and consultancy.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Working with Individuals 2023

    Wednesday 21 June

  • Bion's theory of groups 2023

    Wednesday 26 July

  • Working with groups 2023

    Wednesday 13 September

  • The contribution of Group Relations 2023

    Wednesday 4 October

  • Systems Psychodynamics and organisational consultancy 2023

    Wednesday 15 November

  • Defences against Anxiety 2023

    Wednesday 13 December

Past Dates

  • Defences against anxiety

    Wednesday 10 May

  • Systems Psychodynamics and organisational consultancy

    Wednesday 8 March

  • The contribution of Group Relations

    Wednesday 8 February

  • Working with groups

    Wednesday 11 January

  • Bion's theory of groups

    Wednesday 7 December

  • Working with individuals

    Wednesday 2 November

Join these monthly, small group, Reading Seminars based on Mannie Sher and David Lawlors new book: An Introduction to Systems Psychodynamics: Consultancy, Research & Training. A unique opportunity to study the fundamental concepts of systems psychodynamics with the authors of this comprehensive new text.

Each seminar builds upon the previous one and the whole series will provide you with a practical overview of Systems Psychodynamics including Open Systems Theory; Psychoanalytic thinking; Group Dynamics and Socio-Technical Systems. Each seminar will begin with a Social Dreaming Matrix.

Learning outcomes could include: 

  • Greater familiarity with group, organisational and systems concepts.
  • Concepts that are useful in taking up one’s roles in the organisation.
  • Help in unravelling complex problems in organisations.
  • Reflections on improving leadership capability.
  • Leadership Development of others.

The seminars are held in-person in the lounge at the Tavistock Institute, with refreshments, on the 3rd floor, 63 Gee Street, EC1V 3RS or online via Zoom. Participants can choose how they attend each seminar on the day. 

Seminars will run for 2 hours - 17:30 - 19:30 UK time. The fee is £545.

Our next set of seminars are nearly full. Please contact Megan Davies, Professional Development Programmes Manager, if you would like to join our waiting list or for more information. 

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