Picturing Organizations: A visual exploration of the unconscious at work.

Westwood, Jill. 2007. Picturing Organizations: A visual exploration of the unconscious at work. Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 6(1), pp. 36-57. ISSN 1532-5555 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This article describes and considers the process and outcome of an experiential workshop held in the "Art & Aesthetics of the Unconscious‟ stream at the second "Art of Management & Organization Conference‟, Paris, 2004. The workshop was designed to introduce participants to an art therapy approach to explore the organizations in which they work. Through this process the intention was to consider and explore the potential of using art therapy in the context of organizational management. With particular focus on considering how it may assist with interventions where surfacing the unconscious material or psychodynamics of the organization may be useful in gaining insight into the organization and shape helpful responses.

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art therapy, organisations, large groups

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Unit for Psychotherapeutic Studies



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Date Deposited:

01 Nov 2010 12:56

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 15:29

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