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Consciousness raising & well being in the public sphere: psychoanalytic perspective

Winship, G. (2005) Consciousness raising & well being in the public sphere: psychoanalytic perspective. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 19 (3). pp. 233-245. ISSN 1474-9734


This paper traces a lineage of ‘organizational depthpsychology’ from Freud through to post-Bion perspectives on organizational consultancy. In reviewing the psychoanalytic approach to organizations two dominant strands emerge; first, that theories seem to be constructed around a critical conception of institutions and, second, that the active process of organizational consultancy, deriving from this critical base, is inclined to consciousness raising through the disruption of familiarity in the culture of the organization. The challenges of de-stabilization in the process of organizational progress, survival and decay are considered.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2005 The Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield) > Mental Health Section (Sheffield)
Depositing User: G Winship
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2014 04:07
Published Version: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/openurl.asp?genr...
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1080/02668730500238325
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1120

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