Background Readings

E.G. Try Book or 2021 for a year (or maybe just an author / topic / keyword).

Agazarian, Y.M. (1969). The agency as a change agent. In A.H. Goldberg (Ed.), Blindness research: The expanding frontiers. University Park, PA and London, UK: Penn State Press.

Agazarian, Y.M. (1982). Role as a bridge construct in understanding the relationship between the individual and the group. In M. Pines & L. Rafaelson (Eds.), The individual and the group, boundaries and interrelations, Vol. I, Theory (pp. 181-192). New York, NY: Plenum Press.

Agazarian, Y.M. (1983). Some advantages of applying multi-dimensional thinking to the teaching, practice and outcomes of group psychotherapy. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy 33 (2), 243-247.

Agazarian, Y.M. (1983). Theory of invisible group applied to individual and group-as-a-whole interpretations. GROUP: The Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, 7 (2), 27-37.

Agazarian, Y.M. (1986). Application of Lewin’s life space concept to the individual and group-as-a-whole systems in group psychotherapy. In E. Stivers & S. Wheelan (Eds.), The Lewin legacy (pp. 101-112). New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

Agazarian, Y.M. (1989). Group-as-a-whole systems theory and practice. GROUP: The Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, 13(3-4), 131-155.

Agazarian, Y.M. (1989). The invisible group: An integrational theory of group-as-a-whole, The 12th Annual Foulkes Memorial Lecture. Group Analysis: The Journal of the Group Analytic Society, 22 (4), 74-96.

Agazarian, Y.M. (1991). Systems theory and group psychotherapy: From there-and-then to here-and-now. The International Forum of Group Psychotherapy, 1(3).

Agazarian, Y.M. (1992). Friends Series I. Functional Subgrouping.

Agazarian, Y.M. (2006). Systems-centered practice: Selected papers on group psychotherapy. London, UK: Karnac Books.

Agazarian, Y.M. (2010). Systems-centered theory and practice: The contribution of Yvonne Agazarian (Edited by SCTRI.) Livermore, CA: WingSpan Press. Reprint (2011). London, UK: Karnac Books.

Agazarian, Y.M., Gantt, S.P., & Carter, F.B. (2021). Systems-centered training: An illustrated guide for applying a theory of living human systems. London, UK: Routledge.

Bateson, G. (1972). Steps to an ecology of mind. New York, NY: Ballantine Books.

Beck, A.P. (1981). A study of group phase development and emergent leadership. GROUP: The Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, 5 (4), 48-54.

Bennis, W. G., & Shepard, H. A. (1956). A theory of group development. Human Relations, 9 (4), 415-437.

Bertalanffy, L. von (1968). General system theory: Foundations, development, applications (Rev. ed. 1976). New York, NY: George Braziller.

Bertalanffy, L. von (1969). General systems (Rev. ed.). New York, NY: George Braziller.

Bion, W.R. (1959). Experiences in groups. London, UK: Tavistock.

Bowlby J. (1969). Instinctive behavior: An alternative model. In Attachment and loss, Vol. 1, Attachment. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Cartwright, D., & Zander, A. (1960). Group dynamics research and theory. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Elmsford, Row, Peterson.

Coleman, A.D., & Bexton, W.H. (Eds.) (1975). The group relations reader: Volume I. Washington, D.C.: A. K. Rice Institute.

Coleman, A.D., & Geller, M.H. (Eds.) (1985). The group relations reader: Volume II. Washington, D.C.: A. K. Rice Institute.

Davanloo, H. (1987). Clinical manifestations of superego pathology. International Journal of Short-Term Psychotherapy, 2, 225-254.

de Maré, P.B., Piper, R., & Thompson, S. (1991). Koinonia: From hate, through dialogue, to culture in the large group. London, UK: Karnac Books.

Durkin, H. (1972). Group therapy and general systems theory. In C. J. Sager & H. Singer Kaplan (Eds.), Progress in group and family therapy. New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel.

Durkin, J.E. (Ed.). (1981). Living groups: Group psychotherapy and general systems theory. New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel.

Festinger, L. (1957). A theory of cognitive dissonance. Evanston, IL: Row, Peterson.

Foulkes, S.H. (1964). Therapeutic group analysis. London, UK: Karnac Books.

Horwitz, L. (1983). Projective identification in diads and groups. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 33, 259-279.

Howard, A., & Scott, R.A. (1965). A proposed framework for the analysis of stress in the human organism. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 10, 141-160.

Korzybski, A. (1994). Science and sanity: An introduction to non-Aristotelian systems and general semantics (5th ed.). Englewood, NJ: Institute of General Semantics.

Kreeger, L.C. (Ed.) (1975). The large group: Dynamics and therapy. London, UK: Constable.

Lewin, K. (1951). Field theory in social science. New York, NY: Harper & Row.

McCullough, L. (1991). Short term dynamic psychotherapy: A cross theoretical analysis of change mechanisms. In R.C. Curtis & G. Striker (Eds.), How people change. New York, NY: Plenum Press.

Miller, J.G. (1978). Living systems. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Ruesch, J., & Bateson, G. (1951). Communication: The social matrix of psychiatry. New York, NY: Norton.

Shannon, C.E., & Weaver, W. (1964). The mathematical theory of communication. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Winnicott, D.W. (1971). Transitional objects and transitional phenomena. In Playing and reality (pp. 1-25). London, UK: Tavistock.