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The formation of objects in the group matrix: Reflections on creative therapy with clay

By G. Winship and R. Haigh

Abstract

In this article describes an experimental group experience where five people worked in silence for 20 minutes around a 2 ft square slate using clay as a medium for communication as part of a creative therapy session on an inpatient psychiatric ward. The interaction culminated in a group sculpt. It is suggested that the process of the sculpting may throw some light on the formation of objects in the unconscious group matrix. The article is intended as a contribution towards the debate about the potential symbiosis between group analysis and the creative therapies (Waller) as well as the basis for further investigation into Rey's question about the formation of group matrix

Year: 1998
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:220

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