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CHAPTER ELEVEN: Social dreaming and the senior managers’ programme

Slice ePub May 22, 2014
<p> <i>Peter Tatham</i> </p><p>Twice yearly since 1998, I have led a social dreaming matrix on three days during the final week of a development programme for senior managers from the British NHS and, on occasion, from elsewhere. This five-week-long senior managers’ programme (SMP), spread out over four months is organized by the King’s Fund Leadership Directorate and is currently led by Valerie James, a psychotherapist and fellow of the King’s Fund. SMP has been in existence, as well as evolving in nature, since 1994. It is a temporary learning community, of twenty-four members, designed to help participants make sense of the increasing complexities of their work situation while enabling them still to find creative ways forward.</p><p>A key feature and the containing bedrock of the programme’s design is groupwork, which takes place in two separate forums: eighteen sessions of a large group for the whole community, as well as the same number of sessions in two small groups. These are not therapy groups for individual members but are seen as microcosms of NHS organization in which participants can discover how such emotions as envy, rivalry, and affiliation can intrude upon delivery of the primary task. They also provide participants with a space in which to reflect upon and integrate their emotional and intellectual responses to the various other activities of the programme. The interventions of the current directors, which are informed by a variety of different approaches—deriving from post-Foulksian theory, as well as insights from Jung and Bion—are intended to enhance understanding of the unconscious processes of the group as they unfold.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/245182-experiences-in-social-dreaming">See more</a>

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1. Getting Started

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p>As you read the early chapters of this book, keep in mind that we will sometimes introduce ideas in restricted, simplified form. Haskell is a deep language, and presenting every aspect of a given subject all at once is likely to prove overwhelming. As we build a solid foundation in Haskell, we will expand upon these initial explanations.</p><p>Haskell is a language with many implementations, two of which are widely used. Hugs is an interpreter that is primarily used for teaching. For real applications, the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC) is much more popular. Compared to Hugs, GHC is more suited to real work: it compiles to native code, supports parallel execution, and provides useful performance analysis and debugging tools. For these reasons, GHC is the Haskell implementation that we will be using throughout this book.</p><p>GHC has three main components:</p><p>An optimizing compiler that generates fast native code</p><p>An interactive interpreter and debugger</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/362343-real-world-haskell-code-you-can-believe-in">See more</a>

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8. Shapes, Layers & Masks

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p>In this section, I talk about three powerful iWeb featuresShapes, Layers, and Masks. I touched on the topic of layers with respect to text objects in Work with Text, but there's more to the story.</p><p>In iWeb, <em>shapes</em> are exactly what the name implies, pre-drawn shapes that you use to add excitement to your Web site. These include lines, arrows, circles, stars, rectangles, polygons, and even a comic speech balloon. Shapes can behave in three different ways on your page:</p><p><strong>Inline</strong>: If you insert a shape just after clicking in a text block, when a text cursor is flashing, the shape goes in the text as an inline graphic, meaning it behaves just like a regular character.</p><p><strong>Wrapped</strong>: You can change an inline graphic so that text in its paragraph wraps around it.</p><p><strong>Fixed-object</strong>: You can drag the object around freely on the page and place it where you like. Text does not wrap around it. (See Fixed-object Shapes, ahead two pages.)</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/362753-take-control-of-iweb-ilife-08">See more</a>

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CHAPTER ELEVEN. Late adolescence: fictional lives

Slice ePub May 23, 2014
<p>“certain books like certain works of art, rouse powerful feelings and stimulate growth willy nilly”</p><p>W. Bion</p><p>During the adolescent years there is a likelihood, as we have seen, that to both good and bad ends, the projective tendencies will predominate over the introjective. The anxiety involved in a young person’s attempts to discover who he is, or who she is, and to define more clearly their sense-of-themselves-in-the-world, often arouses extremes of defensive splitting and projection. But in the course of this quest for self-definition other more moderate and exploratory ways of establishing a better understanding of themselves are also in play. These other ways involve less intense and extreme degrees of projection and include the capacity to value and to take in the kinds of mental and emotional qualities which can help to support their developing selves. In the consideration of so crucial an aspect of growing up as the transition from adolescence to adulthood, more detailed emphasis now needs to be given to the nature of introjective processes —those which were so integral to Simon’s being able to change.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/296710-inside-lives-psychoanalysis-and-the-growth-of-the-personality">See more</a>

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CHAPTER TWO. “I treat her like a human being”: the role of naturalness in a boundaried relationship

Slice ePub May 22, 2014
<p> <i>Judy Cooper</i> </p><p>“In doing psycho-analysis … I aim at being myself and behaving myself”</p><p>Winnicott, 1962, p. 166</p><p>On being questioned with admiration as to how he was able to connect so easily with a disturbed and difficult patient, Masud Khan allegedly replied, ‘“It’s very simple, I treat her like a human being”. Is this important? Should we continually keep in mind that we are human beings first and therapists second? If so, what do we make of an analyst who remains virtually silent throughout an assessment interview, or one who refuses to shake a proffered hand on a first meeting with a patient?</p><p>While the other chapters in this book will deal with matters concerning the setting, money, time, separation, endings and so on, this chapter will deal with a rather different ingredient; that of the clinician’s mental attitude to his patient. It is not specifically about technique or personality, although these aspects inevitably enter into the equation and affect the choices one makes about how to conduct one’s practice. Apart from Roy Schafer’s interesting book “The Analytic Attitude”, there is little written directly about this or about naturalness as a component of it. Is there a theory of attitude? Many clinicians would claim a psychoanalytic heritage, but each would have a different way of using it. This chapter attempts to make a contribution to the insufficiently explored, yet difficult subect of the clinician’s attitude, tone and style in the therapeutic encounter.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/296842-dilemmas-in-the-consulting-room">See more</a>

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