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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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.
|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)|
|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|