Audit in psychotherapy: the concept of Kaizen

  title={Audit in psychotherapy: the concept of Kaizen},
  author={Menachem M. Feldman},
  journal={The Psychiatrist},
When any organisation is exposed to pressure to change, this not only mobilises considerable anxie ties within the organisation but calls a variety of defensive operations into play. The work of Jaques (1955) and Menzies Lyth (1959, 1988) has demon strated that this can result in the central problem ceasing to be the focus of attention, with primitive defensive mechanisms (often of an obssesional or paranoid kind) being mobilised. This process may either lead to energy being devoted to isolated… 

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Endogenous attributes of successful youth entrepreneurs in selected wards of Thulamela Local Municipality

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Continuous improvement as an ideal in health care.

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Imagine two assembly lines, monitored by two foremen, one of whom has the means to measure the work, and the other who watches, and finds those among you who are unprepared or unwilling to do their jobs.