Karen Izod, TIHR Professional Partner, recently joined us as part of our lunchtime talk series to present some thoughts on what ‘relational practice’ might mean.
With the fashion to call any and every approach to engaging with others ‘relational’ what does relational actually mean? Karen Izod gives us a snapshot of ideas on what relational practice means to her, and how it is embodied in her work as a consultant to organisational change and professional development.
This ‘work in progress’ presentation draws on doctoral research that Karen is presently undertaking based on her publications, consulting and teaching over the past 20 years. It leads her to construct and propose the idea of a ‘relational terrain’, an assemblage of theories, perspectives and practices for understanding, participating and intervening in group life from a relational psychoanalytic perspective.
Recording of the talk
Karen Izod is a long standing Professional Partner at the Tavistock Institute, and presently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the West of England, where she has been working on attachment and place.
‘4,446 books on Amazon on relational practice, but what does it mean?’ was presented by Karen Izod as part of the Tavistock Institute’s Food For Thought series.