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The Group as an Object of Desire (Nitsun 2006)

Argues for increased emphasis on desire in groups

Fear and hostility to groups often concerns fears of revealing intimate desire and longings – the “unspeakable” desire that JRL refers to

Anti-group is anti-libidinal (Fairbairn)

Skepticism about group psychotherapy - that it deals inadequately with the ‘deeper’ issues of self and intimacy - must be addressed

A double perspective – would greater inclusion of desire in group generate the group as an object of desire?

A counterpoint to the Anti-group

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