The World within the Group: Developing Theory for Group Analysis

Author(s) : Martin Weegmann

The World within the Group: Developing Theory for Group Analysis

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2014
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Category :
    Group Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 33891
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780491981
  • ISBN 10 : 1780491980

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Martin Weegmann is an experienced clinician whose sensitivity and compassion for his patients is elegantly evident in his writing. He writes clearly yet evocatively, giving the reader a clear appreciation of his patients’ humanity, strengths, and vulnerabilities.’
— Dr Edward Khantzian, Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

‘A breathtaking theoretical sweep, offering new directions, not only for group analysis and therapeutic interventions, but also for anyone who wants to address the sociopolitical in and of the psychological.’
— Erica Burman, Professor of Education, University of Manchester

‘A beautifully crafted, theoretically sophisticated book tracing both cultural and more personal elements of psychopathology. This volume expands our overall knowledge of the relationships we and our patients find helpful and problematic.’
— Walter Stone, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati; Distinguished Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association

‘Martin Weegmann weaves together an extremely rich tapestry using threads of philosophy, history, and social theory. No one interested in horizons of group analytic theory and practice today can afford to ignore this “interdisciplinary, integrative book that moves between different domains of enquiry”.’
— Dieter Nitzgen, MA, group analyst, Germany

‘This book offers a profound appreciation of the group psychotherapeutic space and the rich and diverse cultural narratives that propel processes of internalisation and identification. Martin Weegmann is a writer who possesses a rare gift for clarity in exposition and imaginative lucidity. This fascinating book breaks new ground through the author’s rich weave of intersubjectivity, clinical insight, and the narrative scores that orchestrate our daily lives and interpersonal relationships.’
— Alistair D. Sweet, Senior Psychotherapist, Addiction NI and Honorary Lecturer, Queen’s University, Belfast

The World within the Group looks out across new horizons to situate a philosophical account of group psychotherapy that is well fitted to the clinical challenges of today. Some surprising and refreshing observations are brought alive with narratives that speak with great sensitivity and humanity. Martin Weegmann has the knack of making dense theory accessible without muffling the voices of those with whom he has worked.’
— Dr Gary Winship, Associate Professor, Senior Fellow, Institute for Mental Health, University of Nottingham

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