People Need People – A Therapeutic Community

The following paper has been chosen by our Senior Archivist Nicky Hilton. The author gives a lively account of group work in an experimental psychiatric ward of a US Naval hospital in the early 1950s. Interactions between patients are used to explore how group therapy can be used to improve the health of the individual. … Read more

From the PET Archive – A Children’s Court for Bullies

The following paper is from The PET Archive, from Special Education: Forward Trends, Vol 9, No.1 which was published in April 1982. The journal still exists but is now called British Journal of Special Education. The NCSE refers to the National Council for Special Education. Thank you to Nicky Hilton and Jen Galloway for unearthing … Read more

From the PET Archive – The family unit at the Cassel Hospital in the late 1960s

The following paper from The PET Archive is from the Cassel Hospital. It looks at the family unit at the Cassel Hospital in the late 1960s. Cassel Hospital is of particular interest in the Archive at the moment, as the collection has just returned from being cleaned by a professional conservation company and has been … Read more

One Day Seminar from The International Centre and Research in Practice (2)

‘Developing Research for the Children’s Residential Care Sector’ Where: The Mulberry Bush School, Linden House Annexe. Click here for map link When: Tuesday 31st January 2017 Time: 10.00 – 15.00 (registration from 09.30) Cost: £45.00 including lunch For: Residential practitioners, providers, researchers and academics This event is CPD accredited. The day will offer talks and workshops … Read more