CSGSS Group Relations Reading Group: Focus on Application #3

06/08/2021 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET


CSGSS Group Relations Reading Group: Focus on Application


The Center for the Study of Group and Social Systems (CSGSS) invites you to join a Group Relations Reading Group focused on real-world application of group relations theory.



Through large group and small group discussions, members will interpret the reading through their own experience to discover practical application of GR concepts in everyday life and work. 



Social Systems as a Defence against Anxiety: A Report on a Study of the Nursing Service of a General Hospital by Isabel E.P. Menzies Lyth (1960)

Isabel Menzies Lyth has formulated a way of thinking about social structures as forms of defence—as ways of avoiding experiences of anxiety, guilt, doubt and uncertainty—that is as challenging as it is persuasive. She believes that the individual is engaged in a lifelong struggle against primitive anxiety. In her classical paper on nursing, she writes: 'By the nature of the profession the nurse is at considerable risk of being flooded by intense and unmanageable anxiety.' The paper astutely identifies social defenses applicable to any organizations.  



Tuesday, June 8, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET

via Zoom (registration required as space is limited)

Free for CSGSS Members, $10 Suggested Donation for non-members

Moderators: Glenn Sigl and Jim Krantz, CSGSS Board Members

Registered participants will receive a copy of the chapter and the zoom link

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