|8 Feb 2008||2:00pm - 6:00pm||CRASSH|
Deadline for registration: 1 February 2008
Humanities and Social Science faculty increasingly find themselves involved in funded research projects that involve work-groups and collaborations. This workshop, co-led by an experienced analyst of Group Relations and an academic, is aimed at both Principal Investigators and Research Associates. It will focus on the dynamics of research groups, looking at processes that go on beneath the surface. What is a research group? In what ways do we imagine groups as functioning? How may they sometimes malfunction, and what can be done when they do? The workshop will address specimen problems, drawing on material that emerges in discussion with the participants to identify the kinds of tensions – both problematic and productive – that exist in research groups and sometimes interfere with their work.
Julian Lousada is the former clinical director of the Adult department and is, in addition to his clinical duties, a Principal Consultant in the Tavistock Consultancy Service. He lectures and supervises on a number of clinical trainings as well as having a long association with Group Relations conferences both nationally and internationally. He is the co-author of a recent book 'Borderline Welfare' feeling and the fear of feeling in contemporary welfare (Karnac 2005).