Systems psychodynamics: the formative years of an interdisciplinary field at the Tavistock Institute.

  title={Systems psychodynamics: the formative years of an interdisciplinary field at the Tavistock Institute.},
  author={A. Fraher},
  journal={History of psychology},
  volume={7 1},
  • A. Fraher
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • History of psychology
Systems psychodynamics is an interdisciplinary field amalgamating a triad of influences -the practice of psychoanalysis, the theories and methods of the field of group relations, and the task and boundary awareness of open systems perspectives. Although systems psychodynamics is not a new field of study, there has been a general lack of awareness of its roots, how its formative elements have become intertwined over the years, and the role of the Tavistock Institute in developments in the field… Expand
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