Robi Friedman, Yael Doron

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Group Analysis in the Land of Milk and Honey is a collection of beautifully written clinical essays by group analysts in Israel - a society which suffers from chronic war and violence. Israeli group conductors share their experience and their special skills concerning the reflection of terror and existential anxiety in their group-analytic therapy groups. The topics range from the influence of society on the individual, the nature of the "group", combined individual and group therapy, groups with mentally ill and elderly patients, and coping with aggressive patients and the self-destructive processes that are ubiquitous in a society threatened with extinction. These group analysts discuss breaking of boundaries, "democracy in action", leadership, paternalism and fanatic identifications. The special place of Shoah survivors and of Arab and Jewish conflict make this book unique. The book conveys both the trauma and the creativity of Israeli society. The editors, Dr Robi Friedman and Yael Doron, represent different generations within the IIGA - the Israeli Institute of Group Analysis.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages315
ISBN (Electronic)9780429900129
ISBN (Print)9780429475351
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 to Robi Friedman and Yael Doron for the edited collection and to the individual authors for their contributions.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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