About

 

SDiN is led and administered by:

Franca Fubini (Chair). Formerly Chair of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, is now Chair of Social Dreaming International Network and Vice Chair of Il Nodo Group. She trained and worked with Gordon Lawrence since the 80’s. Together with Gordon Lawrence and Lilia Baglioni, she developed Social Dreaming in Italy, and together they created the first two editions of Social Dreaming training. She has designed and directed the first edition of this training. She has published articles about SD and its applications, taught SD at Universities and hosted SD programs internationally and in a variety of work contexts as a consultant to the organisations. She is an experienced and qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist, organizational consultant and group analyst. She works both privately and for the public administrations.

Domenico Agresta, formerly Trustee of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now a member of Social Dreaming International Network. He works with SD studying Rites of Passage, Religious Rites and cultural contexts. He is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, group-analyst and psycho-oncologist. He is the President of the Centre for the Study of Psychology and Psychosomatic Medicine (CSPP) and studies the correlation between mind and body, links to anthropology and group processes using dreams icons. Academic Member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA); Chair of Family Therapy Section and Chair of Webinars Committee in IAGP (The International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes). He teaches at University and at Schools of Psychotherapy. He lives and work in Pescara (Italy).

David Armstrong, formerly Trustee of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now a member of Social Dreaming International Network, is an Associate Consultant at Tavistock Consulting, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London. A social psychologist by background, he has worked in action research and organisational consultancy at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, The Grubb Institute of Behavioural Studies and the Tavistock Clinic. From 1989 he was closely associated with Gordon Lawrence’s development of Social Dreaming conferences. He is a Distinguished Member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations (ISPSO). He is the author of “Organization in the Mind: Psychoanalysis, Group Relations and Organizational Consultancy”, Karnac 2005 and a co editor with Michael Rustin of “Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm”, Karnac 2014.

Susan Long was formerly President of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now a member of Social Dreaming International Network, and has hosted social dreaming matrices in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, the UK and the USA. She is co-editor with Julian Manley of Social Dreaming: Philosophy, research, theory and practice published in 2019 by Roultledge. As Director of Research and Scholarship at the National Institute for Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) she conducts research and supervises postgraduate students. A past president of ISPSO, first president of Group Relations Australia, and past board member of the Judicial College of Victoria, she also teaches at INSEAD in Singapore.

Mannie Sher, PhD, BA, AAPSW, TQAP, FBAP is a Principal Social Scientist at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London. He is a Former Director of the Group Relations Programme (1997 to 2017) and in that role he directed the Leicester conferences for many years. Formerly Trustee of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now is a member of Social Dreaming International Network. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Psychotherapists; is a practicing psychoanalytical psychotherapist and has an interest in the part psychoanalytic thinking plays in understanding organizational and social process. He has published on consultancy, leadership, organizational development and change, ethics and corruption. He is a former member of the Board of ISPSO; and a Member of OFEK, Israel. Mannie also uses social dreaming in his consultancy and research work.

Judit Szekacs-Weisz, PhD, has worked with Gordon Lawrence from the late 80s. With a circle of international colleagues they founded Imago East West, and later the Multilingual Psychotherapy Centre (MLPC) providing a creative frame for developing Social Dreaming as a method and a tool for teaching and research. They organized together residential conferences, lectures, the first on-going SD matrix in London (2001) and workshops. She is a bilingual psychoanalyst and psychotherapist; member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and the Group of Independent Psychoanalysts. She is a training analyst of the Hungarian Psychoanalytical Society and a founding member of the Sándor Ferenczi Society, Budapest.She is the author of several articles and co-editor of Lost Childhood and the Language of Exile (Freud Museum & Imago East West, 2004), Ferenczi and his World and Ferenczi for our Time (Karnac, 2012) and Sandor Ferenczi Ernest Jones Letters 1911-1933 (Karnac, 2013). She was formerly Trustee of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now is a member of Social Dreaming International Network.

Alfredo Veneziale, organizational consultant, formerly Trustee of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now is a member of Social Dreaming International Network and of Il Nodo Group. Trained with Gordon Lawrence, Franca Fubini and Lilia Baglioni, he works with SD as a consultant to the organisations. After a degree in Communication Studies and a master in Human Resources, he has developed training programmes for professionals, linking SD to other consultancy tools for enhancing role awareness, creativity, lateral thinking, marketing strategies, and culture of innovation within organisations.