Experiential Learning for Professional Helpers

A Residential Workshop Innovation

Authors: Barrett-Lennard, Godfrey

  • Records and illuminates the full process, theory and multisided outcomes of a major innovation in intensive developmental learning
  • Provides a retrospective viewpoint on the effects of a series of therapeutic group workshops
  • Gives valuable insights into the history of counselling and training
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About this book

This book describes a series of ground-breaking residential workshops in therapeutic counselling in the 1960s, for people working in mental health and social care disciplines seeking to expand and deepen their reach. The work is unique in the scope of its research into the process and outcomes of such active immersive enquiry in this area. Besides a wealth of more systematic features, the author invites us into the initial conversations in the meeting room, and then follows the group members back into their lives, allowing us to see both early outcomes and the impact of participation up to ten years later. Finally, Barrett-Lennard reflects on the extended history of the intensive workshops and the related group work in other contexts they led into. He makes a compelling argument that such an intensive participatory process is as powerful today as it was in the 1960s. The blend of rich qualitative and empirical data and theory is a unique strength. It will be a great resource for students and scholars in applied psychology and psychotherapy, as well as for practicing therapists and trainees committed to meaningful work with their client groups.

About the authors

Godfrey Barrett-Lennard is Adjunct Professor in the School of Psychology and Exercise Science and in the School of Health Professions at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. His research and writing has largely focused on relationships in therapy, groups and life systems, including family and community. This writing includes five previous single-authored books. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The “Armidale” Residential Workshops: Concept and Beginnings

    Barrett-Lennard, Godfrey T.

    Pages 1-8

  • Finding Our Difficult Way: Group X’s Transcribed Beginning

    Barrett-Lennard, Godfrey T.

    Pages 11-43

  • Mid-Journey Advance and the Late Stages of Group X

    Barrett-Lennard, Godfrey T.

    Pages 45-95

  • Tracing the More Relaxed Journey of Group Y and Glimpses of Further Groups

    Barrett-Lennard, Godfrey T.

    Pages 97-129

  • Session-by-Session Member Ratings of Process and Effects

    Barrett-Lennard, Godfrey T.

    Pages 131-153

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47919-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47918-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experiential Learning for Professional Helpers
Book Subtitle
A Residential Workshop Innovation
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47919-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47919-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47918-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 352
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