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Chapter 3 Leading Cultural Change

Eaker, Robert Solution Tree Press ePub

The decision to undertake change more often than not is accompanied by a kind of optimism and rosy view of the future that, temporarily at least, obscures the predictable turmoil ahead. But that turmoil cannot be avoided and how well it is coped with separates the boys from the men, the girls from the women. It is . . . rough stuff. . . . There are breakthroughs, but also brick walls.

—Seymour Sarason

There is no one right way to lead the cultural shifts necessary for a college or university to function as a true, high-performing professional learning community that strives to increase student academic success. Re-culturing any organization is difficult, and success depends on a number of factors—a sense of urgency, the availability of critical resources, the quality of personnel, the influence of organizational history, and so on—not to mention timing and sheer luck. However, the one indispensable factor necessary for success in any re-culturing effort is truly effective leadership. It is unreasonable to think that cultural change in any organization will simply bubble up from the bottom. One of the great ironies of organizational life is that the quality of bottom-up strategies and innovation depends on the quality of top-down direction and leadership (DuFour & Eaker, 1998).

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6. The Role of Unmentalized Experience in the Etiology and Treatment of Psychosomatic Asthma

Judith L. Mitrani Karnac Books ePub

The psyche and the soma are not to be distinguished except according to the direction from which one is looking.

[D. W. Winnicott, Through Paediatrics to Psychoanalysis]

The creation of modern psychosomatic medicine as an integrated discipline dealing with the psychological concomitants of physical maladies, the study of psychological reactions subsequent to organic illness, and the interaction between psyche and soma in the production of disease is historically bound to psychoanalysis. Early on in his formulation of the libido theory, Freud appeared cognizant of the profound effects of the soma upon the psyche. He proposed that the life force itself was derived from bodily functions and demonstrated their significant impact upon mental life (1895b,c). Freud’s contribution of the two models of the pathogenesis of bodily symptoms (those seen in conversion hysteria and the “actual” neuroses) was significant in the early development of psychosomatic theory and has remained both the basis for and the problem of psychosomatic research for over half a century.

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Chapter 1: Description

Naomi Scott University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter One


A fourteen-year-old with cerebral palsy, frail of limb but stout with courage, grips the surcingle handle tightly. His body sways slightly with each stride of his palomino mount as it is led around a large arena.

Another volunteer and I walk on either side, holding him firmly on the bareback pad, supporting his thighs, offering smiles and praise.

An instructor follows, closely observing and encouraging, “You’re doing great, Brandon. Try to relax. They won’t let you fall.”

Slowly his muscles, taut beneath my fingers, begin to soften. His fear of the unknown turns to excitement and he grins, then laughs out loud, again and again. He is riding a horse for the first time. To him it’s just fun. He doesn’t know it is going to spare him the ordeal of surgery.

A five-year-old autistic boy, who does not speak, and barely communicates, gazes vacantly into space as I lead his horse away from the mounting area. After a couple of laps, the child smiles, leans forward, reaches out, and taps his horse on the neck, his way of saying, “Let’s trot.” We pick up the pace, breeze flicks tousled curls from his forehead, and he laughs, his hand in the air. His instructor has worked for weeks to connect this gesture with trotting, which his smiles and body language show he loves to do.

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Part VI: Encore, Encore: Conceptual Extracts from Seminar 20

Thomas Svolos Karnac Books ePub



I want to offer a hypothesis that I will try to use to frame this presentation of Seminar 20. I want to present Seminar 20 as an answer by Lacan to a question of Lacan from nine years before—from the end of his Seminar 11. In the concluding session of Seminar 11, “In you more than you,” Lacan ends the session with a discussion of hypnotism. Following Freud, Lacan notes that in the structure of hypnotism, the patient's point of identification—the ideal signifier—and the object a—the libidinal object—are confused, in that the doctor or hypnotist—that Ideal—becomes the very object of the gaze of the patient in hypnotism—either directly or via the shiny object the patient is instructed to focus on. The “mainspring of the analytic operation,” as Lacan refers to it, is the “maintenance of a distance between the I—identification—and the a” (1977a, p. 273). In contrast to ego psychology, which offers identification with the analyst (or, a part of the analyst) as a possible definition for the end of analysis, Lacan notes that: “It is from this idealization that the analyst has to fall [in other words, to fail to fill the place of the I], in order to be the support of the separating a, in so far as his desire allows him, in an upside-down hypnosis, to embody the hypnotized patient” (1977a, p. 273). Lacan continues to note that “after the mapping of the subject to the a, the experience of the fundamental fantasy becomes the drive.” He follows this with two questions and an observation: “What, then, does he who has passed through the experience of this opaque relation to the origin, to the drive, become? How can a subject who has traversed the radical phantasy experience the drive? This is the beyond of analysis, and has never been approached” (1977a, p. 273). Thus, several questions: what can be said of the analysand who has finished an analysis about the relationship with the drive, the Real, and what might be said about the Real, about that which is resistant to speech, to meaning?

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Jewers, Jack FrommerMedia ePub

The streets of Temple Bar.

Dublin Nightlife

Nightlife Best Bets

Most Jazz Age Throwback

★★★ Café en Seine, 39 Dawson St. (p 117)

Most Snazzy Cocktails

★★★ The Liquor Rooms, 5 Wellington Quay (p 121)

Best Literary Credentials

★★ Davy Byrnes, 21 Duke St. (p 118)

Best Old World Comfort

★★★ Brazen Head, 20 Lower Bridge St. (p 117)

Best for Celeb Spotting

★ Lillie’s Bordello, 2 Adam Ct., Grafton St. (p 121)

Best Traditional Music Sessions

★★★ The Cobblestones, 77 N. King St. (p 118)

Best Artwork

Grogan’s Castle Lounge, 15 S. William St. (p 119)

Best Camp Sunday Night

★★ Panti Bar, 7–8 Capel St. (p 122)

Best Non-Guinness Stout

★★ Porterhouse, 16–18 Parliament St. (p 121)

Best Snug

★★ Kehoe’s, 9 S. St. Anne St. (p 119)

Best Chance of Political Intrigue

★★★ Doheny & Nesbitt, 5 Baggot St. Lower (p 118)

Most Satisfyingly Irish of Irish Pubs

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16 Crabbottom Grits

Claire S. Arbogast Break Away Book Club Edition ePub


Crabbottom Grits

I took the curve slowly around the tip of Jack Mountain and down through steep stands of oak, hickory, and red spruce forest. We had just finished taking a break on the border of Highland County for some leashless romping in the cool mountain laurel thickets. The dogs, happy, paws pungent from leaf litter, smiled in the rearview mirror.

Most people know this road as Route 250, but a zoom-in on Google had showed that it is also Hanky Mountain Highway, or Shenandoah Mountain Road. I wanted these names, instead of 250, next to the bright yellow triangle warning signs with pictograms of semi-trucks pointing at dangerous downhill angles over the words NEXT 2 MILES. Some sense of place instead of clear direction.

From the Virginia map calculations I had made at the B&B the night before, I knew there were three mountains between Monterey and the big Shenandoah Valley. First Shenandoah, then Bull Pasture, and now Jack. At the center of this Appalachian geologic uplift, where some 480 million years ago the earth folded and buckled like pie crust, Highland County calls itself Little Switzerland, although it is really defined not by the elongated mountains and scattered knobs, but by the tabletop valleys in between. You won’t see such valleys in the young, spiky Rocky Mountains; this is the stuff of old mountains.

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Part IV: The Appearance of the Transformational Self in Two Cases

Harold K. Bendicsen Karnac Books ePub


Two psychotherapies

Hurricane Girl

Reason for referral

Dawn was sixteen years and nine months of age, Caucasian, and a high school junior of Protestant faith, when a professional colleague who was treating Dawn's mother referred her. Dawn was depressed, very thin, underachieving, “boy crazy”, and withdrawing from friends and school life. Beginning with her high school classes in the fall and spring semesters for the past three years, she had vomited in the morning and found it very hard to get out of bed to go to school. This has lasted for the first few weeks of each new term during which time she gradually found enough energy and momentum to get to school on time and not miss classes.

Background information

Dawn was the middle sibling in a sibship of five ranging in age from ten to twenty-one, with two younger and two older brothers. The family's socioeconomic status was in the upper middle class with both parents being professionals in different disciplines and progressing well in their respective careers. The marriage was the first for each parent having been high school and later college sweethearts. Both were high achievers and valued academic accomplishment.

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31. The Release of Limiting Belief Systems

Jaworski, Joseph Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

– Willis Harman

The drive to learn and know our fundamental nature is a basic human need. I now realize that this need kept drawing me to understand the fundamental aspects of my direct experiences of primary knowing. There were missing pieces to the “whole” I just couldn’t articulate. Sometimes I felt I was coming close to knowing – I was gaining tacit knowledge, but I couldn’t give voice to it. But when I met with the scientists at Pari and Princeton and later read Polanyi’s precise description of the way radically new knowledge is discovered, everything suddenly came together for me.

Over the years, my worldview had shifted. I had released my limiting belief systems, which had been inculcated in me over a lifetime, and discovered that a profound shift had occurred in my metaphysics – my philosophy of being and knowing.

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The Power of Prayer

Jed McKenna Wisefool Press PDF

Everything that works, works a certain way, and prayer works...........

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12. Landscape, Land Use, and Management in the Coastal Zone of Yucatan Peninsula

John W Day Texas A&M University Press ePub

Jorge A. Herrera-Silveira, Francisco A. Comin, and Luis Capurro Filograsso

To reach the sustainable use of aquatic ecosystems, we must first understand the interrelationship between different physical and biological components controlling the functioning and dynamics that regulate the systems. This ecosystem approach is especially applicable in coastal environments because they are the final destination of all drainage basins regardless of whether the basins are superficial or underground; the hydrological connectivity between inland and coastal marine ecosystems is strong. This connectivity must be acknowledged in all coastal environments analyzed using the ecosystem approach.

In contrast, coastal environments, in addition to the human problem of drinking water supply, have other problems such as rapid urbanization, destruction of wetlands (including salt marshes, sandy beaches, and mangroves), and health issues caused by pollution, collapsing artisanal and industrial fisheries, salinization and pollution of aquifers, siltation and hindrance navigation, increasing muddiness of waters, and decreased biological productivity. All these problems result in coasts that are inhospitable and where sustainable activities are impossible, especially tourism and enjoyment of life.

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CHAPTER FIVE: Creating transitions in the lives of children suffering from “multiple traumatic loss”

Lesley Caldwell Karnac Books ePub

Monica Lanyado

Anumber of years ago a three-year-old boy was referred to me by his foster-mother’s social worker because he had been helped so much by his foster-carers that he was considered to be suitable for adoption. The social worker who referred Sammy could see that it would be very painful and potentially traumatic for him to leave his foster-home and accept adoptive parents. She was also very concerned to help the foster-parents, who had not prepared a child for adoption before and who, she feared, might be so upset by parting with him that despite having done so well with Sammy, they might be unwilling to foster other children. The social worker hoped I might help Sammy and his foster parents to work through their painful feelings as constructively as possible.

I was able to work with Sammy, his foster parents, and eventually his adoptive parents, over a period of nearly three years. During this time, he had to cope with the most extraordinary succession and superimposition of attachment, separation and loss experiences. These experiences were happening to a child who had already lost his birth parents after being severely traumatized by them, and who was only five years old when the process of adoption was completed.

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Navigating Whole-System Change in School Districts: What School Public Relations Specialists Need to Know to Support the Process

Journal of School Public Relations Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub


ABSTRACT: Whole-system transformation is complex, yet possible. The potential for engaging in a successful transformation effort is greatly increased if a district’s school public relations (PR) specialists play a strong supportive role in generating, framing, and delivering information to external and internal stakeholders about the need for change, the transformation process, and desired and actual outcomes.

To support district-wide transformation efforts, school PR specialists need to understand whole-system reform as a strategy and the basic concepts and principles of systemic change. Further, they need to play a pivotal role in encoding and decoding communication to ensure that technical jargon does not impede progress.

This article contains selected information about whole-system change and examples of cogent concepts and principles. The content is intended to demonstrate that a comprehensive school PR program should be an integral part of school district reform.

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Chapter 1 Empowering Students to Learn Scientific Practices

Maria C. Grant Solution Tree Press ePub

Think for a few minutes about all of the good teachers you’ve encountered in your lifetime. What qualities led you to put them in your best-teacher category? Look for the possible reasons in table 1.1, and check each statement that describes your best teachers. (Visit go.solution-tree.com/commoncore for a reproducible version of this table.)

Table 1.1: Characteristics of Your Best Teachers

These are some of the strengths that the best teachers have. As you can see, they interact with students, plan and implement purposeful instruction that motivates students, and are patient supporters offering additional instruction on the side to ensure that every student learns. Do you have these strengths?

As elementary school teachers, we are often very good at providing excellent purposeful instruction when we are teaching our students how to read and write.

Like most of your elementary school colleagues, you probably love to teach English language arts, and because of this, you’re wonderful at sharing ideas through picturewalks, think-alouds, and guided reading groups. During these times, you teach your students to read fluently, dig deeply into a piece of literature to analyze the traits of a character, make predictions based on the clues the author gives, identify the language devices the author uses to persuade, and finally use critical thinking to evaluate, synthesize, and summarize as they compare characters and ideas across texts.

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1. Anxiety, Fear and Expectancy

Charles Rycroft Karnac Books ePub

Anxiety is such a common experience that one would be disinclined to believe anyone who claimed to be immune to it, but its precise nature and function are by no means self-evident. Is it a symptom of neurosis which would never occur in a person who enjoyed perfect mental health, or has it a positive function? What indeed do we mean when we say that someone is anxious, to what sort of experience or experiences are we referring? If someone says that he feels anxious in crowds, or that he is anxious about his wife’s health, or that he is anxious to see some particular film, to what emotion is he referring? Is there indeed anything in common between these three usages of the word?

In the first instance, when someone says that crowds - or heights or spiders - make him anxious, there can, I think, be little doubt but that he wishes to convey two things: first, that he feels apprehensive in crowds, tries to avoid them, and, if he ever is in one, wishes to escape; and secondly, that he senses or suspects that his apprehensiveness is inappropriate and that something other and more than the realistic danger of, perhaps, being crushed or assaulted, is responsible for it. Or alternatively, if he does maintain that his fear is justified, he will do so defensively, knowing that he is running in the face of the conviction of others that his fear is exaggerated or imaginary. In this case anxiety is a form of fear or apprehensiveness which has been evoked by an inappropriate or inadequate stimulus and which, it must therefore be inferred, is really due to some psychological factor or complex which he does not himself understand. It must also be inferred that crowds, or heights or spiders, have acquired a private, unconscious symbolic meaning, as a result of which being in a crowd means something different to him than it does to someone who feels at ease in one.

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35 Outsourcing management

Rushton, Alan Kogan Page ePub


Outsourcing management


The management of outsourcing arrangements is fundamental to the success of the relationship between the third-party logistics (3PL) provider and the customer. All too often both the service provider and/or their client do not fully appreciate the need for sound management. Their roles in ensuring a successful relationship are essential. Although it is, of course, the responsibility of both parties to make the relationship work, each organization must play its own part.

This chapter discusses the need for managing an outsourced contract, including the causes and implications of failure, looking at the responsibilities of each party. The key factors required in managing a successful relationship are then examined, including partnership and collaboration, active engagement between the 3PL and the client, continuous improvement, the sharing of benefits and communications. For almost all new outsourcing arrangements, the initial issue after the contract has been successfully negotiated is the successful implementation of the operation. This process is discussed.

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