Engaging with a history of counselling, spirituality and faith in Scotland: a readers' theatre script

Willis, A., Bondi, L., Burgess, M., Miller, G., and Fergusson, D. (2014) Engaging with a history of counselling, spirituality and faith in Scotland: a readers' theatre script. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 42(5), pp. 525-543. (doi:10.1080/03069885.2014.928667)

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Abstract

This paper presents an abbreviated version of a verbatim script developed from oral history interviews with individuals key to the development of counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland from 1960 to 2000. Earlier versions were used in workshops with counsellors and pastoral care practitioners to share counter-narratives of counselling and to provide opportunities for conversations about historical and contemporary relationships between faith, spirituality, counselling and psychotherapy. By presenting intertwined histories in a readers' theatre script, the narrative nature of lives lived in context was respected. By bringing oral histories into virtual dialogue with each other and with contemporary practitioners, whether through workshops or through publications, the interplay between individual, institutional and societal narratives remains visible and open to change.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Miller, Dr Gavin
Authors: Willis, A., Bondi, L., Burgess, M., Miller, G., and Fergusson, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN:0306-9885
ISSN (Online):1469-3534
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in British Journal of Guidance and Counselling 42(5):525-543
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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