Fall 2017 Grex Group Relations Fall Workshops October 21, 2017 & November 4, 2017 Los Angeles, California Download, Print, and Distribute the Fall Workshops Flyer Grex is pleased to announce two one-day workshops on the theory and practice of group relations. The Fall workshops are designed for people who have attended a recent Group Relations Conference. The […]
Group Relations theory serves as a model for working with groups. The model was developed at the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations in the United Kingdom, expanded on in conference settings by A. Kenneth Rice, and later brought to the United States by Margaret Rioch, who started the national organization called A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems (Hayden & Molenkamp, 2004). The theoretical roots of the group relations model can be traced to Wilfred Bion (1961), Melanie Klein (1946), and Kurt Lewin (1951). There are two components in group relations theory, psychoanalytic and systems theory. Psychoanalytic theory helps us understand the conscious and unconscious processes that affect individual and group functioning. ... Applications of systems theory facilitate the understanding of the context in which a behavior occurs and the sociopolitical factors that may influence an
-- McCrae, M. & Short, E. (2010). Understanding groups as
psychodynamic systems in the context of racial and cultural factors. In M. McCrae & E. Short (Eds.), Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life: Crossing Boundaries, Chapter 1, 1-2.