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The walls within: working with defenses against otherness

Online Conference 5-11 July 2021

Organizational Role Analysis and Consultation -The organization as inner object

This chapter presents and explains Organizational Role Analysis as a concept of psychoanalytically oriented individual consultancy. Role consultation examines the complex interactive processes between the person and the organization in the context of professional role. A case study is used to illustrate and elucidate the concept. In individual consultancy, the organization is understood as an inner object, awareness of which can help the client to better understand his or her professional role and to differentiate between fantasy, reality and illusion.