This is a collection of papers by twelve international leading academics, writers and practitioners of applied psychoanalysis willing to explore the irrational, shadow side of contemporary issues of the globalized world such as the current financial crisis, the war, conflict and terrorism and our quest for a containing leadership.
Halina Brunning is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Organizational Consultant and Executive Coach. She has worked in the British and Polish National Health Services as a psychologist, therapist, manager and consultant and published extensively on clinical and organizational issues Her books include 'Executive Coaching: Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective' and 'Psychoanalytic Perspectives on a Turbulent World'. Halina currently works as a freelance coach and consultant and runs her own international coaching practice in Europe. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations, OPUS, Association of Coaching and founder member of the Coaching Psychology Forum. Mario Perini MD, chair of 'Il Nodo' group and scientific advisor for Italian Group Relations Conferences Programme ( Seminari di Arona ), is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and organizational consultant, a member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Association, International Psychoanalytic Association, and International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. He works as a consultant in the public, private, and voluntary sectors, a trainer for professional and management education, a group supervisor, and in private practice as a psychotherapist and personal coach. Professor of group dynamics at the Post-Graduate School of Health Psychology, Turin University, in 2007 he published the book 'L'organizzazione nascosta' ( The hidden organization ).