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This book offers a theoretical framework for understanding covert and overt processes in group and organizational life. Using psychoanalytic (interpersonal and relational) and systems theory, the book examines the whole group and the unconscious processes that occur as they relate to racial and cultural issues. Conceptually, the model offered focuses on the group-as-whole rather than the individual. The book will also offer best practices in working with diverse groups in a variety of settings.Finally, racial-cultural differences often present challenges in multiple environments such as not for profits, and for profit organizations, which often impede productive functioning in group and organizational life. This book will address ways of managing these challenges.Features:- Theoretical framework to link group work with racial and cultural factors- Examination of the entire group process from joining to termination- Demonstration and analysis of authority and leadership issues- Exploration of ethical issues involving group processes and race and culture.
Table of Contents
|Introduction Basic Conceptual Framework of Book|
|Understanding Groups as Psychodynamic Systems in the Context of Racial-Cultural Factors|
|Working With Differences in Groups: Ethical Considerations|
|Group Formation: Racial-Cultural Dynamics of Entering and Joining|
|Group Development: The Impact of Racial-Cultural Factors|
|Group Dynamics in Racially and Culturally Mixed Groups|
|Social Roles in Groups|
|Leadership, Authority, and Power in Racially and Culturally Mixed Groups|
|Strategies for Leadership in Multicultural Groups|
|The Mature Work Group|
|About the Author|
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