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Day in and day out, quietly in the background, hundreds of digitised documents, recordings, and publications fly off the PETT servers to people around the world. A quiet service of the Archive and Study Centre, we have been making, digitising, and providing documents, recordings, original publications, theses and dissertations online for 20 years.

The figures on this page only capture downloads of audio, video and pdf files, and don't reflect the total of documents and publications delivered as images or in html. This is a substantial free service, by a service-oriented charity. Please consider making a donation, to help support our work.

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)

86

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)

78

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

74

The Joint Newsletter, No. 5, July 2002

74

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)

42
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.

20

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.

18

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.

18

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.

18

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.

17

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

 3

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"

41

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]

35

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)

25

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)

21

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

 20

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)

20

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)

13

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

10

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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2017's Wennington/PETT collaboration in the Common Roots Conference was titled "Progressive Education and the Future". It was a 24-hour event. At the close of Day 1, after a delicious meal together,  we celebrated Hylda Sims with the first in a new series of Audiences with people whose lives have been touched by alternative/democratic/progressive education.

 

AN INTERVIEW and OCCASION with HYLDA SIMS

interlocutor: Richard Schofield

06 HyldaHylda Sims: Writer and folk musician, Hylda is the love child of market traders, her early education involving a few days at one school and then another as her parents followed the circuits of Britain's markets and fairs. Things looked up when she became a pupil at Summerhill; and later, a student at the University of Hull, and then the LSE. Hylda writes songs, poetry and novels (including Inspecting the Island, 'the Summerhill novel'). With Freer Spreckley – also from Summerhill – she founded the still active Lifespan community in 19 railway workers' cottages on the South Yorkshire moors. Hylda has worked as an 'Elizabethan Minstrel', a teacher, a specialist tutor and a single parent. She also ran the Skiffle Cellar, a night spot in 1950s Soho; and has for the past twenty years hosted a monthly poetry and music event at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden. Hylda sings with the skiffle and blues group City Ramblers Revival, a reformation of the original City Ramblers skiffle group – recorded on Tempo, Storyville and Topic labels – with whom she toured Europe, appearing at the International Youth Festival in Moscow in 1957 (Remarkably, Youtube has footage of this moment). She divides her time between Norwich and London.

 

1. Background and life story

 

 INTERMISSION

 

2. Poems, songs and stories

 

The Interlocutor: RICHARD SCHOFIELD

At the age of fourteen, when badly failing in a thousand-strong uniformed secondary school in Essex, Richard was sent by his local authority to become one of the hundred or so pupils at Wennington School in the West Riding. The rest is history. (Which includes – after a number of years as an agricultural worker – studying architecture and then typography before teaching newspaper design). Other propellants are the sixties, art school, and the History Workshop movement.

Back at the beginning of June 2016 we had the great pleasure of installing a plaque to celebrate Reinden Wood House therapeutic community, which flourished near Folkestone in Kent from 1969 to 1980.

For the installation of the plaque on June 3rd, 2016: see here.

For the unveiling of the plaque on June 4th, 2016: see here.

 

And here is how it looked on June 24th, 2017:

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Thankyou again to everyone who made this possible!

 

 

 

 

 

Question: How do you spend a happy Saturday evening (or morning, depending on your time zone!) preparing for an international conference in the comfort of one's own Archive, Study and Conference Centre at the confluence of the Cotswold Hills and the Vale of Evesham's Garden of England?

Answer:  In the company of good people setting up a video link between the San Francisco Bay Area and rural England, so that two pioneers in therapeutic community and education can join the conference and share their life times of insights and experiences. Which conference? Common Roots 2017: "Progressive Education and the Future", May 20-21st, Planned Environment Therapy Trust Conference Centre.

Rod Odgers and Psychologist Dennie Briggs met at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Oakland, California, in 1955-56, in the remarkable therapeutic community reception and assessment ward set up by the late Harry Wilmer ("People Need People" (1961); "Social Psychiatry in Action: A therapeutic community" (1958)). Briggs then took Odgers and a small team to set up a new therapeutic community for United Nations' military personnel at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan (1956-1958). Dennie has written accounts of both therapeutic communities here. Rod went on to a long career as a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area school system.  Dennie worked as a therapist in the California prison system, with youth and students in peer-led education, and with "the father of therapeutic community", Maxwell Jones, in the United Kingdom. Both have deep insights to be shared into education and the future, and will share those in a dedicated session on Saturday, May 20th.

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Dennie Briggs, Derek Douglas, and Chris Worthen making things work in the Bay Area; PETT archivist Craig Fees (inset) back in Toddington. Screen shot taken at the end of the training and exploration session, remarkably unbroken by breaks for tea or coffee.

 

Helping us to negotiate the hurdles of modern Internet technology and exploring the tools and facilities of meeting-platform Zoom were Derek Douglas and Chris Worthen, backed by a beautiful California morning and its transition into a beautiful afternoon. Friends everywhere. Many many thanks! Much excitement looking forward!

For a video interview of Dennie Briggs and Rod Odgers by Nathan Johnson for the "Veterans Voices" program on Contra Costa Television, See here.

 

Day in and day out, quietly in the background, hundreds of digitised documents, recordings, and publications are flying off the PETT servers to people around the world. Between January and May 2017, almost 15,000 downloads were delivered. Scaled up, that equates to more than 30,000 a year.

At  £2 a shot that would make up the entire annual budget of the Archive and Study Centre!  with a little left over! Begone weeks of grant-writing; begone baleful shades of austerity.  Hello digitisation and new uploads of documents, recordings, and publications for good people around the world. Hello a wider and deeper understanding and appreciation of therapeutic community and its rich roots and tendrils of history!

So: What have the most popular downloads of 2017 (so far) been? Drumroll...

 

The 10 most popular downloads overall

 

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" (1994)

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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

316

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)

286

Dennie Briggs, "In School II: Growing Learning Communities"

276

The Joint Newsletter, No. 5, July 2002

264

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

262

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

237

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

234

The Joint Newsletter, No. 6, November 2002

233

 

The top 10 downloads taking out Dennie Briggs' contributions

 

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

316

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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)

286

The Joint Newsletter, No. 5, July 2002

264

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

234

The Joint Newsletter, No. 6, November 2002

233

The Joint Newsletter, No. 7, March 2003

204

The Joint Newsletter, No. 10, April/Spring 2004

202

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

200

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

182

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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The top 10 Audio downloads

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

200

braziers 2016 02 20
         

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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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.

65

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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Oral History: Dr. Peter Holmes, recorded January 10, 2006. About himself: an overview:"Born just after the Second World War..." . The original webpage 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.

24

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

22

Mr. Lyward's Introduction to Finchden Manor. Transcribed from a Dictation Tape recorded 25/5/66

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The top 10 audio downloads from RadioTC International

Ron Williams, President and CEO of Therapeutic Communities Inc, Stay'n Out New York, Broadcast 11 July 2008

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Nicola Hilliard, Head of Library & Information Service, National Childrens Bureau. Child Care History Network Inaugural Conference: "CHILD CARE: THE NEED FOR HISTORY”, October 23, 2008. Conference webpage can be accessed here.

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Programme One: Fraser House - A Total Therapeutic Community. David Cruise interviews Dr. Les Spencer. "FRASER HOUSE" A series of programmes about Fraser House, a total therapeutic community in 1960s Australia, featuring David Cruise and Dr. Les Spencer, a behavioural scientist and sociologist in Melbourne, Australia. Access full series here.

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Anthony Slater interviews Prof. Eric Broekaert, Chairman Department of Orthopedagogics, Ghent University, Belgium, at The first European congress of conflict management and treatment in education and care, Blankenberge (Belgium), 23rd - 26th April 2008. Webpage accessed here.

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Fraser House David Cruise interviews Dr. Les Spencer. Programme Five: Going Berserk.Programme Five: Going Berserk. Webpage accessed here.

3

Vibeke Lund interviews "Marit", a member of the Phoenix Haga re-entry programme . Recorded at the Norway Therapeutic Communities Women's Weekend, March 2007. Webpage accessed here.

2

`Rex Haigh's Audio Diaries, Series 3, Number 17: "Exciting Times With Horticultural Therapy, December 11, 2006". Website accessed here.

2

Discussion following the 12th Annual Maxwell Jones Lecture. Speaker: David Kennard, "Therapeutic Communities - a natural impulse or evolving technology". Respondent: Dr. Penny Campling. Webpage accessed here.

2

Rex Haigh's Audio Diaries, Series 3, Number 20. "The new breed of mini-TCs"20. "The new breed of mini-TCs". Website accessed here

2

"Who's Dropped in to the Archive and Study Centre?...", Masha Pichugina and Maria Krivenkova, Kitezh and Orion Children's Communities, Russia. Webpage accessed here.

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The top 10 downloads of theses and dissertations

 

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)

286

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

182

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)

160

Stijn Vandevelde, "Maxwell Jones and His Work in the Therapeutic Community", MEdSc, Ghent University (1999) [translation from Dutch by Dieuwke Twinberrow for PETT] 119

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)

84

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)

79

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)

68

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)

53

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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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) 48

 

 

These figures don't include the sight and download of images or documents in text or html formats; and given that our webpages have been accessed 914,342 times in this same period - that's Views, not Hits (1,103,079) - this suggests a lot of good work is being done.