‘Parallel processes’: Observed in the patient, therapy and organization

Hakeem, Az (2010) ‘Parallel processes’: Observed in the patient, therapy and organization. Group Analysis, 43 (4). pp. 523-538. ISSN 0533-3164

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In this theoretically informed clinical study the author introduces the term ‘parallel process’. Five parallel processes of ‘confusion’, ‘genital-centrality’, ‘binary rigidity’, ‘rejection’, and the ‘questioning of authenticity’ are observed in the analytic material presented by trans-gender patients in specialist small group psychotherapy, and observed similarly in the organizational context in which the group takes place. The author provides a theoretical explanation for the occurrence of such parallel processes. The author concludes that the term ‘parallel processes’ describes a phenomenon currently without definition in the existing group-analytic vocabulary and suggests it should be added as a group-analytic term to describe the processes that are clinically and theoretically detailed in this article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parallel Processes, Transsexuality, Trans-Gender, Gender
Subjects: Sex Psychology > Gender Identity
Groups & Organisations > Group Psychotherapy
Department/People: Adult and Forensic Services
URI: https://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/508

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