Dr. Solomon Cytrynbaum
Professor Emeritus, Education
, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Director for Education, The Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies
, Psychology Graduate Program
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone: (847) 491-5754
BiographySolomon Cytrynbaum is a professor emeritus in the School of Education and Social Policy and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Medical School, Northwestern University. He served as dean of the School of Education and Social Policy and currently is associate director for Graduate Education and Training, the Center for Applied Psychological Family Studies, Family Institute, Northwestern University.
Cytrynbaum has published extensively on organizational life and group and intergroup relations. His most recent book, co-edited with Professor Debra Noumair of Columbia University, is Group Dynamics, Organizational Irrationality and Social Complexity. He teaches graduate seminars in dynamic personality theory, group and organizational dynamics and consultation. His current research activities focus on organizational conflict and consultation especially to family–owned businesses. He has also carried out numerous technology, administrative and evaluative studies and consultations in a variety of large school districts, medium and large for-profit businesses, not for-profit organizations and family-owned firms.
In his studies of and consultations to school districts, private companies, family-owned businesses and YPO Forums, Cytrynbaum has worked with a wide range of faculty, administrators, executives and business owners as a consultant, evaluator, coach, workshop and retreat facilitator. He has been appointed to the boards of several educational, mental health and business organizations. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has maintained a private practice in psychotherapy and organizational consultation for over 30 years. He joined the Northwestern faculty in 1977 after serving on the faculty of the departments of psychology and psychiatry at Yale University from 1969-1977.
Curriculum VitaeView Solomon Cytrynbaum's CV.
|1971||PhD, Psychology||University of Michigan|
|1962||MA, Child Development and Family Relations||Cornell University|
|1959||BA, Arts and Sciences||McGill University|
|2005||Dissertation Committee Member|
Selected PublicationsCytrynbaum,Solomon & Noumair, Debra (2004). Group Dynamics, Organizational Irrationality,and Social Complexity:Group Relations Reader 3. A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.
Cytrynbaum, S. (2000). Mann's member-leader scoring system in Beck, A., et. al., (Eds.), Process in Therapeutic Groups: A Handbook of Systems Analysis Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Hess, G. Alfred Jr,. & Cytrynbaum, S. (1999). Monitoring the implementation of the CPS design for high school: The second year, 1998-99. Center for Urban School Policy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Cytrynbaum, S. (1995). Group relations research progress report: Contextual and methodological issues in the study of gender and authority in Group Relations Conferences or "It Depends." in West, K., Hayden, C., & Sharrin, R. (Eds.), Chaos and Community Jupiter, FL: A.K. Rice Institute.
Cytrynbaum, S (1994). Gender and authority in Tavistock group relations conferences: Research findings and organizational implications in Allcorn, S. (Ed.), Psychoanalytic Interpretations of Organizational Cultures Chicago: International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.
Selected PresentationsCytrynbaum, S. (December, 2008). The large group experience: Participation and Practice. Presented to Argosy Universiy and the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations. Chicago, IL.
Scott, K., Cytrynbaum, S. and Berger, G. (December, 2008). New Trier Presentation Study. Presented to the Board of Education, New Trier District #203. Winnetka, IL.
Cytrynbaum, S. (November, 2008). Small group consulting and the Tavistock model. Presented to the Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies and the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations, The Family Institute. Evanston, IL.
Cytrynbaum, S. (December, 2005). Theory and practice of small group consulting. Evanston.
Cytrynbaum, S. (December, 2005). Family business succession consultation. Evanston.
Cytrynbaum, S. (June, 2005). Midlife development and depression in older adults. Evanston.
Cytrynbaum, S. (March, 2005). Discussant: When the client is the organization: Using the unconscious at work. Chicago.
Cytrynbaum, S. (January, 2005). Overview of the principles and practice of group relations and small group. Chicago.
ProjectsMonitoring the CPS High School Restructuring Initiative
Research InterestsGroup dynamics, organizational assessment and change, family systems, gender and authority in group and organizational life, organizational consultation, evaluation of school reform and school academic/technology systems, research methods, application of group and systems theory and research to school change.
|HDPS 351||Topics: Individuals and Systems|
|SESP 391||Advance Research Methods Overview of research methods that may be used to design and implement the honors thesis. Prerequisites: 210 and 372 recommended.|
|2005||CPSY doctoral student||Member||I served as a member of a dissertation committee for the last remaining CPSY doctoral student.|
|2005||Doctoral Qualifying Exam Committees,||Member||I was a member of the Doctoral Qualifying Exam Committees for two Garrett Seminary Graduate students and one Psychology Masters student and I am a member of one Garrett studentís Dissertation Committee. I was the first or second reader on eight CPSY Masterís student comprehensive exams|
|2008 - Present||American Educational Research Association|
|2008||International Journal of Group Psychotherapy||Reviewer|
|2008||American Psychological Association||Member|
|2008||A.K. Rice Institute||Member||Jupiter, Florida|
|2008||A.K. Rice Institute||Fellow||Jupiter, Florida|
|2005||International Journal of Group Psychotherapy||Reviewer|
|New Trier High School: As part of a major effort to improve prevention services targeted at student social and emotional development and to improve the schoolís climate I continued to work with administrators, faculty, parents and students as part of a Bullying and Harassment Committee at New Trier. In addition, I continued to meet regularly with a group of about 30 staff and administrators who attended Tavistock Group Relations conferences at Northwestern examining New Trier as a social system.|
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