Group Analysis in the Land of Milk and Honey is a collection of beautifully written clinical essays by group analysts in Israel - a society which suffers from chronic war and violence. Israeli group conductors share their experience and their special skills concerning the reflection of terror and existential anxiety in their group-analytic therapy groups. The topics range from the influence of society on the individual, the nature of the "group", combined individual and group therapy, groups with mentally ill and elderly patients, and coping with aggressive patients and the self-destructive processes that are ubiquitous in a society threatened with extinction. These group analysts discuss breaking of boundaries, "democracy in action", leadership, paternalism and fanatic identifications. The special place of Shoah survivors and of Arab and Jewish conflict make this book unique. The book conveys both the trauma and the creativity of Israeli society. The editors, Dr Robi Friedman and Yael Doron, represent different generations within the IIGA - the Israeli Institute of Group Analysis.

part I|118 pages


chapter Two|14 pages

What is the "group entity" 1 in group analysis?

ByAvi Berman

chapter Three|13 pages

Leader, society, sacrifice

ByHanni Biran

chapter Eight|14 pages

The group "not-me"

ByIlana Laor

part II|100 pages


chapter Nine|13 pages

On arrivals and departures in slow-open group analytic groups

ByMarit Joffe Milstein

chapter Ten|14 pages

The group, the boundaries, and between

ByHagit Zohn

chapter Eleven|13 pages

Combined therapy as a clinical tool: special focus on difficult patients

ByPnina Rappoport

chapter Twelve|14 pages

"Is there hope for change at my age?"

ByBracha Hadar

part III|74 pages

Applications of Group Analysis

chapter Seventeen|14 pages

Working with a multi-cultural group in times of war: three metaphors of motion and mobility

ByRavit Raufman, Haim Weinberg

chapter Twenty|14 pages

The personal, group, and social aspects of dreaming

ByGila Ofer