Our Community

The Organization Program maintains collaborative relationships with others who aim to understand and meet the challenges of organizations, including:

The International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO) provides a forum for academics, clinicians, consultants and others interested in working in and with organizations utilizing psychoanalytic concepts and insights.  The Society's aim is to share organizational research, consultation and experiences in the context of psychoanalysis. The ISPSO holds an annual meeting and symposium, locally organized study groups and ongoing discussions on the Internet and encourages scholarship and research in the field. Founded in 1985 by some of the most distinguished contributors to the field, the organization presently has a membership of over 230, coming from over twenty countries.  The society's international three-day annual symposium has been a major forum for thinking about and discussing the application of psychoanalytic theory to organizations.  Many of the papers presented at these Symposia are located in the ISPSO archive on the ISPSO web site, www.ispso.org.  Membership is open to those interested in the underlying concepts and approach of psychoanalysis as applied to organizational life.

The New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations, and Social Systems is a membership organization providing leadership, education, and innovation in group relations to the New York metropolitan area and beyond.  Its membership reflects the diversity of New York itself, and is among the largest and most vibrant Centers affiliated with the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems. The New York Center sponsors a variety of group relations events throughout the year, including experiential conferences, talks and panel presentations, as well as affinity group discussions on applied group relations in social and professional situations. www.nycgrouprelations.org/index.html

New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development believes that the successful professional -- in education, health, arts, or communication -- is one who has a global view and sees the connections among communities and cultures. Education is an instrument for positive change in our world and the means through which the quality of life for all people can be enhanced.  NYU Steinhardt's mission is to advance knowledge, creativity and innovation at the critical crossroads of human learning, culture, development and wellbeing. Through rigorous research and education, both within and across disciplines, their faculty and students evaluate and redefine processes, practices, and policies in their respective fields, and, from a global as well as community perspective, lead in an ever-changing world. http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/