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An Introduction to Group Dynamics.

Dr Michael Williamson

The Group is a collection of more than two people who have come together to perform functions and to pursue goals. We see groups everywhere in society. We all live and work in groups. A closer examination of how groups work in social settings, sport, crises, work and therapy, for example, will show that group dynamics involve at least two levels. We have the overt work of the Group and the underlying processes that determine the group life and its functions.  Models of group dynamics have been developed through research into many different group experiences by Freud, Lewin, Tuckman and others. For an understanding of the basic processes of the Group, Bion’s theory is of particular value. 

Master of Medicine and (Psychotherapy); Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy)
Psychotherapy Think Tank / Grand Rounds
Mental Health Sciences Centre,
Building 112, Cumberland Hospital. NSW, Australia
Recorded: 28 April 2011

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Dr Michael Williamson

Dr Michael Williamson is a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist now working in private practice after lengthy experience in the public health system. He was one of the foundation members of ANZAP and its first NSW President. He is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of New South Wales. Dr. Williamson has been a long term Faculty member of the Master of Medicine program in psychotherapy. He is interested in the psychotherapy of developmental trauma in adults, and the Self in Literature and Art.

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