A Purple Heart recipient discharged two months before his twenty-first birthday read this excerpt to an encounter group
session in Austin, Texas:
Dialogue Groups: TRT's Guidelines for Working through Intractable Conflicts by Personal Storytelling in Encounter Groups
A 1973 study of encounter groups
by the Stanford psychiatrist Irvin Yalom and his colleague Morton Lieberman found that 9 percent of participants experienced lasting psychological damage and that Synanon groups were among those with the highest numbers of casualties.
Through workshops and filmed encounter groups
with multicultural populations, such as Catholics and Protestants from Northern Ireland and Blacks and Whites in South Africa, Rogers demonstrated how positive regard, empathy, and congruence--the same growth-promoting conditions useful in all helping relationships--can enhance communication and understanding among antagonistic groups.
In the 1950s, she began a career in behavioral psychology that, over the next four decades, would take her through incarnations as psychiatric patient, hospital technician, graduate student and researcher, encounter group
"circuit rider," therapist and author of such notable self-help guides as Permanent Partners: Building Gay and Lesbian Relationships that last (1988) and Positively Gay: New Approaches in Gay and Lesbian Life (1979).
When Westerners encounter groups
like the Nzamba Lela, they sometimes feel uncomfortable because they are so natural that, in a way, they are guileless.
Garth Prison, Preston, is to provide spelling games, debates and encounter groups
"for expression of negative feelings".
Do the answers to our problems lie in socialist humanism, deep ecology, kundalini yoga, encounter groups
, neuromuscular therapy, or the 99 names of Allah?
Dianna Harthy, Howard Roback, and Stephen Abramovitz, "Deterioration Effects in Encounter Groups
," American Psychologist, March 1976, pp.