Racial and cultural dynamics in group and organizational life: Crossing boundaries

| August 16, 2011

Title: Racial and cultural dynamics in group and organizational life: Crossing boundaries

Author: Mary B. McRae and Ellen L. Short

Publisher: Sage Publications

Call Number: HT1521 .M377 2010

From the Publisher: This book presents a theoretical framework for understanding leadership and authority in group and organizational life. Using relational psychoanalytic and systems theory, the authors examine conscious and unconscious processes as they relate to racial and cultural issues in the formation and maintenance of groups. Unique among group dynamics texts, the book explores aspects of racial and cultural influences in every chapter. Readers will enhance their analytic and practice skills in addressing factors that impact diverse groups and organizations, including ethical considerations, social roles, strategies for leadership, dynamics of entering and joining, and termination.

About the Authors:

Mary B. McRae was awarded her Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1987. Presently, she is associate professor (tenured) and Director of the doctoral program in Applied Psychology at New York University. She teaches courses Group Dynamics, Cross-cultural Counseling, Program Development and Evaluation, and offers a seminar in Counseling Psychology at the masters and doctoral level.

Ellen L. Short is currently an assistant professor in the counseling programs in the Department of Human Development and Leadership at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Dr. Short received an M.A. in counseling psychology from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from New York University. Her areas of specialization in teaching, scholarly research and publishing are: group dynamics focusing on race, ethnicity, gender and culture; HIV substance abuse and high-risk behaviors among heterosexual populations (dissertation); and multicultural assessment of intelligence tests.

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