PP/DKD: Visit to Henderson Hospital, February 1968
In February 1968, during his first year at Long Grove Hospital as a probationer clinical psychologist, David Kennard spent just under two weeks at the Henderson Hospital in London, the pioneering therapeutic community in adult psychiatry. How he came to hear of the Henderson and how he came to arrange the visit he doesn't remember: but it was an immensely important experience, which shaped his subsequent career. Included here are three of fifteen pages of typescript and manually annotated notes of David Kennard's visit, written at the time. A copy of the full document is available at the Archive, with some access restrictions.
In 1983, fifteen years after his visit to the Henderson, David Kennard's influential "An Introduction to Therapeutic Communities" was published by Routledge and Kegan Paul in the International Library of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process series. An equally influential new edition was published by Jessica Kingsley in 1998.