The group analytic situation forms part of a constructive process of interaction which the group as a group is able to build up; the system of interaction in turn becomes a structural network. Foulkes’ concept of a basic network is particularly useful here. The group, by the mere fact of its members meeting together in a given place, at a set time and for a pre-determined period, approaches an ordered system — one which may be formally organised to a greater or a lesser degree — whereby “disorganisation”, confusion and chaos may be contained, reconstructed and reorganised
KeywordsPsychotic Patient Body Schema Group Matrix Summer Holiday Reality Principle
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