This established text presents a framework for integrating group psychology with psychoanalytic theories of object relations, the ego and the self, through the perspective of general systems theory. It defines and discusses key constructs in each of the fields and illustrates them with practical examples.

part |2 pages

Part 1 Elements of a paradigm

part |2 pages

Part 2 Object relations and the self: from intrapsychic to interactive constructs

chapter 3|38 pages

Object relations theory

chapter 4|30 pages

Ego, self, and identification

part |2 pages

Part 3 Systems theory, developmental psychology, and the group

part |2 pages

Part 4 Special topics