This three-day group relations conference offers a unique opportunity to study the conscious and unconscious dynamics involved in how groups organize themselves and interact with each other. This conference is not a passive learning event that relies upon lectures. Instead, the learning is experiential. Participants study how leadership, followership, authority, task, boundaries, and roles operate in the different group experiences they enter during the conference. The conference will weave art and other non-verbal forms of expression into the conference events to illuminate unconscious dynamics operating in the system of group interactions that members and staff will create together.
Raymond F. Bakaitis, PhD – Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles | President, Grex, the West Coast Affiliate of the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems | Psychologist in Independent Practice
Andrea Fraser – Artist | Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Art | Board Member, Grex | Consultant Candidate-in-Training, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems
Ara Haroutiounian, MS – Organizational Development Practitioner, Los Angeles, CA | Core Faculty, Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department, William James College, Newton, MA | Vice-President, Grex | Associate and Consultant Candidate, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems
Charla Hayden, MA - Independent Organizational Consultant, Private Practice | Treasurer, Grex | Vice President, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems
Richard A. Lewis, PhD, MBA – Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychology | Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice | Associate, AK Rice Institute (AKRI) for the Study of Social Systems | Member, AKRI Training and Certification Committee | Board Member, Grex.