Have you seen the film, A Miracle on 34th Street? It hinges upon whether people will accept Kris Kringle's claim that he is in fact Santa Clause. What a strange preoccupation. Why does it matter so much whether or not people believe in the material existence of something that seems so clearly to be mythical? … Continue reading Santa Clause and the Narcissistic Defense
Why isn’t there a structure or a theme or something in Group? It feels like there should be… A colleague of mine likes to joke that we try to avoid “shoulding all over ourselves.” Why should there be a structure? What kind of structure would you like? Some groups are more structured than others. In … Continue reading Why isn’t there a structure in Group?