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Positive Dynamics

A Systemic Narrative Approach to Facilitating Groups

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 152
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Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Paperback - 9781137430564

24 February 2016

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08 April 2016

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Group work is a common and valuable resource used in many areas: from therapy, education and training, to businesses and commercial organisations. At its best, group work is rich and productive, promoting open and honest...

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Group work is a common and valuable resource used in many areas: from therapy, education and training, to businesses and commercial organisations. At its best, group work is rich and productive, promoting open and honest communication; at its worst, it can become a source of failure and hostility. In this clear and engaging book, Margaret Henning focuses on the concrete practicalities of how to make groups vehicles for success, whether in supervision, therapy or self-development, in optimising team function, or in achieving specific organisational tasks. With a focus on the role of group facilitators, she lays out a model of group work based in systemic and narrative techniques generating optimal conditions for groups to achieve success. The book will appeal not only to counselling and psychotherapy practitioners and students, but to those in social work, education and management settings. Grounded in a firm psychological basis, Positive Dynamics pulls together what is known about creating a 'best possible' group culture and, informed by extensive experience, describes the principles and techniques for achieving it.

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  • Based on the author's original model of group-working, refined over 25 years of innovative practice and service development in Africa and the UK
  • Clear, engaging and applied in focus, with the theory and evidence organised to show how to deliver practical solutions

1. Why This Book? 
2. Basics of Systemic Thinking and Groups as an Ecology of Minds 
3. Narrative Theory and Some Basics of Human Communication for Optimal Group Dynamics
4. Group Development Over Time: Setting the Culture and Deepening the Engagement
5. Specific Process Problems and how to Solve Them 
6. Putting it all Together: Some Sample Applications

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Margaret Henning is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Systemic and Family Psychotherapist, previously in the NHS, now in private practice. She has been engaged in various forms of group facilitation for over 25 years, and is passionate about the positive effects of attending to inter-personal dynamics in any group context.

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Margaret Henning is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Systemic and Family Psychotherapist, previously in the NHS, now in private practice. She has been engaged in various forms of group facilitation for over 25 years, and is passionate about the positive effects of attending to inter-personal dynamics in any group context.

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