Systems Psychodynamics studies the micro, meso and macro conscious and unconscious behaviour manifesting in organisations. This includes the content, process and dynamic behaviours related to task, role formation, boundary management, leadership and authority, and identity forming. It is believed that the manifestation of the observable and rational systemic behaviour above the surface, is influenced from below the surface of consciousness by our individual and collective anxiety, and the defensive structures we use to cope with the complexity and irrationality of organisational systems.
As a consultancy stance, Systems Psychodynamics offers opportunities for the consultant (psychologist) and the client to explore and hypothesise about these behaviours towards gaining deeper insights and understanding of the system’s unconscious functioning. This facilitates the exploration of individual, leadership, team and organisational growth in realising how behaviour in the shadow can blur the boundaries between rational and irrational behaviour causing breakdowns in relationships, structures, processes and culture, and can cause unethical behaviour. Surprisingly, the extraordinary and sometimes seemingly odd, out-of place and non-sense behaviour in the organisation can give evidence of such unconscious behaviours.
The SIOPSA Interest Group in Systems Psychodynamics of Organisations invites you
to an opportunity to learn about and deepen your competence in working in this exiting organisational
consulting stance (and earn CPD points)
For more information please go to the SIOPSA website at www.siopsa.org.za