Systems and Psychodynamics of Work and Organisations

Six seminars on Friday afternoons in Birmingham.

This series of seminars aims to provide participants with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the psychodynamics of work, organisations, and the individuals and groups within them.  Drawing predominantly on the Tavistock model, which uses psychoanalytic and systemic concepts, there will be a programme of reading in which participants are invited to review a contemporary paper in the area of Consultancy, and/or Organisational Development, and to think about the issues raised in relation to their own area of work. Time will also be given to discussing work related issues as determined by the programme participants. 

Participants are expected to have some familiarity with psychodynamic concepts and would find it helpful to purchase the core text prior to starting the course: ‘The Unconscious at Work. Individual and Organisational Stress in the Human Services’. Eds. Obholzer, A and Roberts, V. Z. 1994 published by Routledge.

Dates: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June, 5th & 12th July 2013

Fridays2.00 – 3.30pm

Venue: West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy

Birmingham Medical Institute

36 Harborne Road

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3AF

All seminars led by Ms Tammy Ratoff

Tammy originally trained and worked for many years as a Psychiatric Social Worker. She completed her psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the London Centre for Psychotherapy in 1993 and is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. She has taught on the Northern / Tavistock MA course in ‘Consultation and the Organisation: Psychoanalytic Approaches’ and has provided consultation to staff in residential care settings, CAHMS teams and a number of voluntary sector organisations. She now practises independently as an Organisational Consultant and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and is based in Shropshire.

Cost: WMIP Members £192; Non-Members £220

Places are limited so please apply as soon as possible.

Applications to be received by 24th May 2013.

For further details and application form contact Annette Rodney,

WMIP administrator 0121 455 7888 or email

CPD certificates available at the end of the course