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Lundgren, J. (2019). Intervention into an institute at a crossroads: A methodology and rationale. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 100(4):674-692.

(2019). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 100(4):674-692

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Intervention into an institute at a crossroads: A methodology and rationale

John Lundgren

This case study reports on the creation of a consulting intervention for a psychoanalytic institute that had reached a developmental crossroads. There was difficulty in filling leadership positions within the organization, and the operation of cliques and factions had produced a general atmosphere of fear and hostility leading to institutional apathy. An internal organization consultation was established and negotiated an intervention by way of a “self study.” The intervention was mediated by way of an extensive confidential survey designed to explore overt and covert issues and dynamics. Data analysis generated a report that formed the basis for a series of face-to-face institute-wide meetings to “digest” the data, formulate collective interpretations and evolve action plans for implementation of changes. This case study includes a seven-year follow-up since the initial intervention. The social dynamics of psychoanalytic institutes will be explored with focus on the dynamic influence of the pair culture and social systems as defences against collective anxieties. Finally, implications for future interventions into institutes, including the concept of analysis of the “group self” of members and training candidates, will be discussed.

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