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For the most popular downloads of 2017, from January through May 2017, see here. The most popular downloads of June 2017 were:

 

The 15 most popular downloads overall

Dennie Briggs, "In School II: Growing Learning Communities

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Annebella Pollen, The British Woodcraft Movement: Origins and Legacies. A talk at Braziers Park (2016)

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The Joint Newsletter (of the Association of Therapeutic Communities, the Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities, and the Planned Environment Therapy Trust), No. 9, December 2003

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Dennie Briggs, "In Prison: Transitional Therapeutic Communities 1: Overview (Introduction to the Documents)

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John Maher and Dennie Briggs, "Formative Causation: The Strange Driving Force" (Rupert Sheldrake/Morphic Resonance)

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The Joint Newsletter, No. 5, July 2002

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Lisa K. Burns, "Elements for Holistic Sanctuary Design Based ont he Expressed Needs of Traumatized and At-Risk Adolescents", A dissertation presented to the Faculty of Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology (2008)

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Dennie Briggs, "Maxwell Jones: Photo Highlights from his life and work"

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The Joint Newsletter, No. 6, November 2002

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Dennie Briggs, "In Prison: Transitional Therapeutic Communities. 3. Prison Communities.

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Dennie Briggs, "In Prison: Transitional Therapeutic Communities 2. Beyond the Devil's Hole. Forestry Camp Communities.

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The Joint Newsletter, No. 12, November/Fall 2004

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The Joint Newsletter, No, 7, March 2003

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Robin Posniak, "Black Power Meets Flower Power: The Participation and Interaction of Stokely Carmichael and Allen Ginsburg at the DFialectics of Liberation Congress, MA, American Studies, University of Wyoming (2015)

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Polly Shields, "Finding a place for Forest School (1929-1940) in the history and future of education" 41

 

 

The top 15 Audio downloads

Annebella Pollen, The British Woodcraft Movement: Origins and Legacies. A talk at Braziers Park (2016)

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Common Roots 2017: The Evening Interview: An Interview and Occasion with Hylda Simms (with music, poetry, and memories)

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Carolyn Mears, "Personal Reflection", the Oral History Society’s “Psycho-Social Therapies and Care Environments” Special Interest Group inaugural event, April 27th, 2016.

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Verusca Calabria ‘Insider Stories from the Asylum: The Role of Social Support and Networks’ the Oral History Society’s “Psycho-Social Therapies and Care Environments” Special Interest Group inaugural event, April 27th, 2016.

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Will Eiduks and Len Clarke, 'The Early Pestalozzi Children Project'
the Oral History Society’s “Psycho-Social Therapies and Care Environments” Special Interest Group inaugural event, April 27th, 2016.

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Tom Harrison, "Through the one-way looking glass: from Clinician to Historian"
the Oral History Society’s “Psycho-Social Therapies and Care Environments” Special Interest Group inaugural event, April 27th, 2016.

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Howard Mitchell, "Schedules of Reinforcement for the Oral Historian” [Personal reflection] the Oral History Society’s “Psycho-Social Therapies and Care Environments” Special Interest Group inaugural event, April 27th, 2016.

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Mr. Lyward's Introduction to Finchden Manor. Transcribed from a Dictation Tape 25/5/66. The original webpage can be accessed here.

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Hazel Powell, interviewed by Craig Fees, 25 September 1997 (1 of 7) . The web-page, with transcript, can be accessed here.

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Elaine Harris, "The Lasting Legacies of Oral History: Memories of Kibble, 1928-2008" talk at "The Struggle of Memory Against Forgetting", 'Therapeutic Living With Other People's Children' project conference (2011). The webpage can be accessed here.

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The top 10 audio downloads from RadioTC International

For a complete list of RadioTC International programmes, CLICK HERE

 

"SOCIOTHERAPY": A talk about the change processes used at Fraser House, a Therapeutic Community in North Ryde Hospital on the Sydney North Shore, Australia, 1959 to 1968. By Dr. Les Spencer in Melbourne, Australia. Recorded February 17, 2009

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 REX HAIGH's AUDIO DIARIES SERIES 3/ 20. The new breed of mini-TCs

Rex discovers how easy it is to make a podcast, and tries to convert the world. Broadcast 8 July 2007

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12th Annual Maxwell Jones Lecture: "Therapeutic Communities: - a natural impulse or evolving technology",

Welcome: Diana Menzies, Clinical Director, Henderson Hospital.
LECTURER: DAVID KENNARD, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Group Analyst, former editor of the journal Therapeutic Communities, author of An Introduction to Therapeutic Communities, and chair of ISPS UK

Broadcast March 4, 2009

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Bob Hinshelwood: "Could I say something about the term 'Steering Group'...?"

In a brief and incisive statement, Prof. R.D. Hinshelwood puts his finger on an ongoing crisis and point of decision for the Association of Therapeutic Communities.
Recorded on June 21st, 2003 during a 24-hour conference called to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Association of Therapeutic Communities. Day 1 concentrated on "The Past". Day 2 concentrated on The Future".

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 12th Annual Maxwell Jones Lecture: "Therapeutic Communities: -a natural impulse or evolving technology",

RESPONDENT: DR. PENNY CAMPLING, Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, Clinical Director, Francis Dixon Lodge Therapeutic Community, Humberstone, Leics
Broadcast March 4, 2009

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Mountain trip by Phoenix Haga community members and some re-entry members and staff. Six days and nights hiking and camping in beautiful Norway. Jeanette interviewing Erik (på Norsk ). Broadcast September 22, 2007

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"Who's Dropped in to the Archive and study Cnetre?...interviews by Craig Fees." Masha Pichugina and Maria Krivenkova, KITEZH and ORION CHILDREN'S COMMUNITIES, RUSSIA. Broadcast September 29, 2007

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Anthony Slater's Audio Diaries: In England. Anthropological observations on the train. 20 minutes from David and Sue Warren-Holland. Broadcast February 24, 2007

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 10th International Symposium of Substance Abuse Treatment, Oslo, Norway, 1-3 October 2007. Recordings by Anthony Slater. Evening Jazz with George DeLeon on saxophone. Broadcast October 8, 2007

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Spotlight on: Fraser House. Programme One: Fraser House - A Total Therapeutic Community. David Cruise interviews Dr. Les Spencer.. Broadcast March 20, 2006

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The top 15 downloads of theses and dissertations, and conference papers

For a full list of theses, dissertations, and papers available on the PETT website, please CLICK HERE.

 

Lisa K. Burns, "Elements for Holistic Sanctuary Design Based ont he Expressed Needs of Traumatized and At-Risk Adolescents", A dissertation presented to the Faculty of Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology (2008)

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Robin Posniak, "Black Power Meets Flower Power: The Participation and Interaction of Stokely Carmichael and Allen Ginsburg at the DFialectics of Liberation Congress, MA, American Studies, University of Wyoming (2015) 42

Polly Shields, "Finding a place for Forest School (1929-1940) in the history and future of education"

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Emily Carrick, "Non-Directive Play Therapy with Children and Young People in Residential Care: A Qualitative Study of Play Therapists’ Experiences." MA Non-Directive Play Therapy University of York (2009)

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Stijn Vandevelde, "Maxwell Jones and His Work in the Therapeutic Community", MEdSc, Ghent University (1999) [translation from Dutch by Dieuwke Twinberrow for PETT]

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Marc Steele, "'Angels with dirty faces': A reflective study of the journey of a residential care worker's emotional and practical development, in order to aid the development of therapeutic ethos in a private care provision", MA, Therapeutic Child Care, University of Reading (2007)

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K. Keenan, "Food Glorious Food? An exploration of the issues of anxiety and its containment for childrn and adults surrounding food and mealtimes in a residential therapeutic setting", MA, Therapeutic Child Care, University of Reading (2006)

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John Diamond, "The Use of Supervision and Consultation to Develop a 'Reflective' Practice with an Emotionally Disturbed Client Group in Group Care Organizations", M.A., University of Reading (1993)

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Michael Bennett, "Managing to be a Clinically Effective Therapeutic Community", MBA (Health Executive) (2003)

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Robin Johnson, "In Search of the Enabling Environment: A comparative study of therapeutic community models and structures, identifying some underlhying modalities or dimensions of interaction", WLIHE Diploma in Applied Social Studies (1981)

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Lorraine Easterbrook, 'Appendices', to "Does the SACCS Assessment Process contribute to the 'Recovery' of Traumatised Children in the area of Attachment?", MA, Therapeutic Child Care, University of Reading (2006). The actual thesis is online as an html document, so doesn't record as a download. The thesis itself is available here.

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Deborah Best, "Staff: taking care of ourselves and each other". Paper presented to the Carlow College and the Masters in Therapeutic Child Care Course Conference, "Making All the Difference: A Therapeutic Community Approach to Residential and Community Care", Carlow College, (2009)

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Carolyn Mears, "Experiences of Columbine Parents: FInding a Way to Tomorrow", PhD, University of Denver (2005)

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Linnet McMahon, "Communication in daily living with very troubled children and young people." Paper presented to the Carlow College and the Masters in Therapeutic Child Care Course Conference, "Making All the Difference: A Therapeutic Community Approach to Residential and Community Care", Carlow College, (2009)

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Dave Fernyhough, "A Winnicottian Approach to the Managemern of Challenging Behaviours in Schools", MA, Therapeutic Child Care, University of Reading (2006)

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