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Module Reading List 2021

Work Discussion, 2021/22, Semester B24
Michelle Littlewood
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Required Reading

Introduction and Chapters 2 and 3, Rustin and Bradley (2008) book should be read in the first term. We aslore commend reading the first chapter of Salzberger-Wittenberg by the end of the first term.

Hinshelwood, R. D. (2002) Applying the observational method: observing organizations, in A. Briggs (ed) Surviving Space: Papers on Infant Observation, Karnac, London.

Menzies, I.E. (1959) ‘The functioning of social systems as a defence against anxiety’ in Containing Anxiety in Institutions : selected essays by Isabel Menzies-Lyth. London : Free Association Books (1988) pp. 43-88 (Whilst its old, it’s a classic and a must read). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Obhozler, A., & Roberts, V. Z. (2019) The Unconscious at Work. A Tavistock Approach to Making Sense of Organisational Life, London: Routledge. (you don’t need to read every chapter, but please do have a look through and see what relates most to your work situation).

Rustin, M., & Bradley, J. (2008) Work Discussion, Learning from Reflective Practice in Work with Children and Families. Karnac Book

Salzberger-Wittenberg, I. (2013) Experiencing Endings and Beginnings. Karnac Books.

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Additional Reading

These texts may be relevant for your second year work observation paper, depending on the themes you are exploring within your work observation.

Ernst, S. (1989) Gender and the Phantasy of Omnipotence: Case Study of an Organisation. In: B. Richards, Crises of the Self and Further Essays in Psychoanalysis and Politics, London: Free Association Books

Marks, D. (1995) ‘The Unconscious at work: Individual and Organizational Stress in the Human Services, Review in British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 11 (3) pp482-4. (a critical analysis - particularly of the approach to disability)

Menzies, I.E. (1979) ‘Staff support systems and anti-task in adolescent institutions’ in Containing Anxiety in Institutions : selected essays by Isabel Menzies-Lyth. London: Free Association Books (1988) pp. 222-235

Menzies-Lyth, I. (1985) ‘Development of the Self in Children in Institutions’ in Containing Anxiety in Institutions: selected essays by Isabel Menzies-Lyth. London. Free Association Books 1988. pp. 236-258

Salzberger-Wittenberg, I. (1983) The Emotional Experience of Learning and Teaching. London, Routledge.

Salzberger-Wittenberg, I. (1973) Psycho-analytic Insight and Relationships: A kleinian approach, Ch. 3 and Ch. 4. (useful exposition of concepts - relevant to all your observation modules).

Stein, H. (1986) ‘The Bomb Drops in One and a Half Hours: A medical case conferenceas pedagogical ritual and the compulsion to repeat’. The Journal of Psychoanalytic Anthropology, 9 (1) 55-66. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 16/10/2019) 

Youell, B. (2006) The Learning Relationship. Karnac Books.

This list was last updated on 21/09/2020