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The formation of objects in the group matrix: Reflections on creative therapy with clay

Winship, G. and Haigh, R. (1998) The formation of objects in the group matrix: Reflections on creative therapy with clay. Group Analysis, 31 (1). pp. 71-81. ISSN 0533-3164


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In this article describes an experimental group experience where five people worked in silence for 20 minutes around a 2 ft square slate using clay as a medium for communication as part of a creative therapy session on an inpatient psychiatric ward. The interaction culminated in a group sculpt. It is suggested that the process of the sculpting may throw some light on the formation of objects in the unconscious group matrix. The article is intended as a contribution towards the debate about the potential symbiosis between group analysis and the creative therapies (Waller) as well as the basis for further investigation into Rey's question about the formation of group matrix.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 1998 The Group-Analytic Society. This is an author produced electronic version of an article accepted for publication in Group Analysis.
Keywords: creative therapies, group matrix, group sculpt
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sheffield) > Department of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities (Sheffield)
Depositing User: G Winship
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 00:26
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/220

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