The Group as a Hospital

  • Salomon Resnik


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


Psychotic Patient Body Schema Group Matrix Summer Holiday Reality Principle 
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    In another group of psychotics, one of the patients, a schizophrenic, felt himself to be a chest of drawers, like one of those in a painting by Dali.Google Scholar
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    To be inside another rather than with them is characteristic of the mechanism of projective identification as described by Melanie Klein.Google Scholar
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    In Personne et Psychose, page 23, Payot, Paris, 1973.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Salomon Resnik
    • 1
  1. 1.ParisFrance

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