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The walls within: working with defenses against otherness

Online Conference 5-11 July 2021

A psychodynamic perspective of workplace bullying:containment, boundaries and a futile search for recognition

Taking the theme of space, the paper draws on fieldwork and psychoanalytical theory to illustrate the evolving interpersonal and team dynamics within a bullying scenario. The life cycle theory of bullying shows how both bully and victim become trapped in a parastic dynamic in which boundaries are obliterated and there is confusion of identities. Recommendations are made for preventative action.'