Theory and Change - Research
Throughout his career David Kantor has written dozens of articles and several books which you can read more about and buy below. David also keeps a blog which gives his unique analysis of current affairs through the lens of structural dynamics. Click here to read Subtexts.
Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and Leaders
In Reading the Room, renowned systems psychologist and family therapist David Kantor applies his theory of structural dynamics to help leaders and coaches understand and improve communication within their teams. He helps readers understand how and why they and their teams communicate differently when faced with low-stakes or high-stakes situations, and he provides a framework to help improve leadership behavior in high-stakes situations.
Acknowledging that early personal history and adult relationships have an impact on individual leadership and communication, the author discusses how leaders' awareness of their personal histories can help them become more effective in their leadership teams.
Armed with the information outlined in this groundbreaking book, coaches and leaders will be able to: intervene effectively to produce positive change in both the group's dynamics and its outcomes, help people in the room alter their behavior to better reach their aspirations, identify the recurring sequences of behavior taking place in a group, understand why differing individual preferences for boundaries and rules affect their conversation, and much more.
Written to help readers understand the reasons why leaders and teams get along—or don't—when they communicate in a group, this book will serve as the leader's "go-to" resource for insight and perspective in leading their team.
Reading the Room: Continuing Education
The Reading the Room course aims to enrich psychologists, consultants, coaches, therapists, leaders, and all professionals' understanding of communication within their teams through the use of structural dynamics theory. The course will offer a background in structural dynamics with in depth coverage of communication differences in low stakes versus high stakes situations. With a focus on leadership behavior in high-stakes situations, the practitioner will be able to intervene effectively in group dynamics and its outcomes. The textbook serves as a go-to resource for leading teams.
You can receive 15 Continuing Education Credit for reading and for a limited time, receive a 25% discount off the price of the CE course at GenesisCE.com. During registration, enter the discount code "Leadership" at the Discount/Promotional Code button on Genesisce.org to receive the discount.
Inside The Family
An exploration of family organization and behavior, this book presents an investigation of the complete family in its natural setting. In this book, David Kantor and William Lehr go inside the family, probing and analyzing everything from the locks on the doors to the way members deal with crisis. Trained observers actually lived with families and interviewed them in their own houses. From this wealth of information, Kantor and Lehr extracted the fundamental processes common to all families. The result is a systematic framework that can be used to analyze all major features of family life.
My Lover, Myself: Self-Discovery Through Relationship
In his more than thirty years of experience as a therapist, Dr. David Kantor has learned that our lovers are mirrors for showing us who we really are-and who we can become. In My Lover, Myself, readers will learn how to turn everything in a relationship-normal difficulties or serious problems-into opportunities for understanding our differences and becoming the best people we can be. Case histories and questionnaires will help lovers share their discoveries-and make the journey back to the healing relationship they promised each other in the beginning.
"One of the great innovators in the field of family therapy."
Bestselling author Maggie Scarf
"The best family therapist and teacher the field has produced. I use his ideas all the time, in my life, and in my work."
Ruth Bell, author of Changing Bodies, Changing Lives