Autobiography of a Theory: Developing the Theory of Living by Yvonne M Agazarian, Susan Gantt PDF

By Yvonne M Agazarian, Susan Gantt

ISBN-10: 1853028479

ISBN-13: 9781853028472

Systems-centred perform and its thought are essentially the most very important advancements in crew psychology within the final 40 years. during this publication Yvonne Agazarian lines the evolution of her rules and their program to create a meta-theory, the speculation of residing human structures.

Autobiography of a idea follows Agazarian as she thinks her means via varied phases, making a theoretical historical past for SAVI (System for interpreting Verbal Interaction), which she built with Anita Simon, constructing a idea of the Invisible team for the e-book she wrote with Richard Peters and increasing on current team dynamics theories. With individuals of the final structures Committee of the yank workforce Psychotherapy organization, she joined the problem of formulating a platforms conception for crew and arrived at her conception of dwelling human platforms from which she derived the tools and strategies of systems-centred treatment for teams and contributors. This interesting account of her expert existence not just files significant advancements in staff research, but in addition exhibits how a thought is formulated from highbrow and private contexts, and the way a theory-based perform is generated.

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I thought it was a compliment when my brothers said I was a tomboy. I looked forward to Sundays all week. Sunday was Nanny’s half-day off, and I had lunch with my family. On Sundays I was a good little girl who was seen and not heard. Indeed, I dared not speak unless I was spoken to in case I was sent back to the nursery to wait and wait and wait until the next Sunday, but I could watch. It was at Sunday lunches that I learned all about the non-verbal communication which goes on between people, and how often it does not match the verbal.

3. social systems. I. Gantt, Susan Porter, 1951-II. Title. III. Series. RC488. 89’152’01-dc21 99--056717 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Agazarian, Yvonne Autobiography of a theory : developing systems-centered theory 1. Agazarian, Yvonne 2. Social psychology -Philosophy 3. Group psychotherapy 4. Group psychoanalysis I. Title II. Gantt, Susan P. 8’9152 ISBN 1 85302 847 9 Printed and Bound in Great Britain by Athenaeum Press, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear Contents acknowledgements 6 Introduction: Curiosity and Early Musings 7 1 Trying to Make it Make Sense: Change as a Function of Discrimination and Integration 23 2 The First Try at Theory 43 3 Second Theory: Theory of the Invisible Group Bridge Construct of Role between the Individual and the Group 70 4 Theory of the Group-As-A-Whole 102 5 Thinking Systems 142 6 Systems-Centered Practice 173 7 A Theory of Living Human Systems and its Systems-Centered Practice 221 references 255 subject index 263 name index 269 Acknowledgements For my son Jack for his appreciation of theory.

The point I want to emphasize is that the process of psychotic delusional system (called ‘the system’) in Renee’s case was still subordinated to the organizing principal. Thus, in these first two phases, organization (integration) was still a function of Renee’s process of discrimination. Whereas in her treatment, I suggest that the analyst and the process of discrimination offered an integrative model. 3) In Renee’s original development, her primal introject was depriving. Therefore, in the very earliest stages of discrimination, during which the infant needs to make the primary distinction between the kinesthetic hallucinated breast feeding and the partial-object relationship with the real breast in space and time, the very process of discrimination was painful.

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