Tracy Wallach Tracy Wallach, MSW, PhD

Role(s)

  • Core Faculty, Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department
  • Associate Director of Field Placement, Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department

Degrees

  • MSW, Smith College School for Social Work
  • PhD, Lesley University

Teaching

  • LP 703 - Advanced Integration of Leadership: The Self and the System
  • LP 715/716 - Advanced Leadership Seminar and Practicum 1
  • LP 717/718 - Advanced Leadership Seminar and Practicum 2

Research and Practice Interests

Participant learning at group relations (“Tavistock”) conferences; Applications of group relations (systems psychodynamics or “Tavistock”) methods to facilitate collaboration and dialogue within and between organizations and communities.

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • LICSW
  • Certification in Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP-I, CDP 360), 2018
  • Certification in Analytic-Network Coaching System™, 2017
  • Certificate in eLearning, Northeastern University, 2012
  • Certification in Bar-On Emotional Intelligence Inventory, Multi-Health Systems, 2001  
  • Certificate in Community Mediation, Metropolitan Mediation Services, Brookline, MA, 1995
  • Certificate in Organization Development and Human Resource Consultation, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Inc., 1993-94
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Inc.,  1985-88

Publications and Presentations

Peer Reviewed Journals:

Wallach, T. (2019) What do Participants Learn at Group Relations Conferences: A report on a conference series on the theme of Authority, Power and Justice. Organizational and Social Dynamics 19(1), 1-20.

Wallach, T. (2014). What Do Participants Learn at Group Relations Conferences? . Organizational and Social Dynamics, 14(1), 13-38.

Wallach, T. (2013). Teaching group dynamics: An international perspective. The Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice, V (1). http://www.lesley.edu/journal-pedagogy-pluralism-practice/tracy-wallach/teaching-group-dynamics/

Wallach, T.  (2012). Authority, Leadership and Peacemaking: The Role of the Diasporas: The Intersection of the Personal and the Political in a Group Relations Conference. Organizational and Social Dynamics, 12(2). 171-193.

Wallach, T. (2004). Transforming conflict: A group relations perspective. Peace and Conflict Studies, 11(1), 76-95. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol11/iss1/5/

Wallach, T. (1994). Gender and competition in group psychotherapy. Group, 1 (1), 29-36.

Book Chapter:

Wallach, T. (2006). Conflict transformation: A group relations perspective. In M. Fitzduff & C. E. Stout (Eds.), The psychology of resolving global conflicts: From war to peace (Vol. 1, pp. 285-306). U.K.: Praeger Security International.

Other:

Wallach, T.  (2011). Authority, Leadership and Peacemaking: The Role of the Diasporas. NSGP Newsletter, 32 (2), 12.

Wallach, T. (2002). Leadership and dialogue in conditions of uncertainty: A view from the outside, published online at Track 3 Connections.

Select Conference Papers and Presentations:

What do Participants Learn at Group Relations Conferences: A report on a conference series on the theme of Authority, Power and Justice, Paper, OPUS International Conference 2016, London, U.K., 11/18-11/19/16

What do Participants Learn at Group Relations Conferences: A report on a conference series on the theme of Authority, Power and Justice, Paper, Back to the Future: Learning for Leadership in the 21st Century, Innovation, Adaptation and Application in Group Relations Work, The AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, Chicago, 9/16-9/18/16

Engaging with Community: Experiences Within and Beyond the Classroom, Panel Presentation, Learning as Social: "We participate, therefore we are", 2016 University Conference on Teaching, Learning & Technology, U Mass Boston, (with Christopher Fung, Ph.D., Nada M. Ali, Ph.D., Alexander Jerred, Ph.D., and Joseph Ramsey, Ph.D.), 5/13/16

Authority, Leadership, and Peacemaking: The Intersection of the Personal and Political in a Group Relations Conference, Paper, Living with Risk, Taking Action: The Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations in Uncertain Times, ISPSO (International  Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations) Symposium , San Diego, 6/8/12-6/10/12

Authority, Leadership, and Peacemaking: Innovation, Adaptation, and Research in a Group Relations Conference, Paper, Group Relations in 2010: A Symposium for Inquiry and Analysis of Society and its Institutions: Using Group Relations to help understand and effectively lead in our tumultuous world, The AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, Chicago, 10/10/10

Transforming Conflict: A Group Relations Perspective, Professional Development Workshop, Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas, Conference for Graduate Students Studying Conflict, University of Massachusetts, Boston. 10/28/04

Managing Group Dynamics in Your Organization, Presentation, The ESC 7th Annual Nonprofit Management Conference. 11/21/02

Inside and Outside: Dialogue and Healing in the Psycho-Social Context. Workshop, Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy, Wellesley, MA, 6/17/01.  (with Jarlath F. Benson, M. Soc. Sc., M. Med. Sc., N. Ireland)

The Dynamics of Work Groups in Organizations (and managing one’s role within them). Workshop, Northern Ireland Group Psychotherapy Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 8/10/00, Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy, 6/16/01

Experiential Group. Group Leader for Day Long Experiential Group, Northern Ireland Group Psychotherapy Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 8/14/99, 8/11/00

Boundaries, Bonding, and Belligerence: An Experiential Exercise to Explore Group Behavior Across and Within Its Own Borders. Presentation, Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Las Cruces, NM. 6/11/99

Managing Conflict in the Organization. Presentation, Social Work Grand Rounds, Massachusetts General Hospital. 12/11/97

Conflict & Cooperation in Mental Health Organizations: An Experiential Simulation. Workshop, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Institute and Conference. (with Jerrold M. Post, MD, CGP) 2/21/97

Gender and Competition in Group Psychotherapy. Workshop, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Institute and Conference. 2/17/95

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy Program, U Mass Boston
  • Independent leadership and organizational development consultant

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems, (Boston Affiliate, AKRI), Past-President
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Clark University, 2018-19
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, College of Management, U Mass Boston, 2008-2018

Professional Affiliations

  • A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, Associate and Past Board Member, Boston Facilitators Roundtable
  • Group Relations International East, Co-Founder (with Evangeline Sarda)