Journal articles

Authored by Farnsworth, John

Author Title Issue Keywords Abstract Sequence
Farnsworth, John Boundary and Flow: Max Clayton and Psychodrama in Action (PDF, 155.7 KB) Journal 22 December 2013 boundary, containment, flow, Max Clayton, Psychodrama, psychotherapy, Winnicot What has containment to do with the vitality of the psychodramatic method? In this article, John Farnsworth recalls a vivid demonstration by Max Clayton in 2002 of how containment and flow relate to each other. Max also raised important questions about how closely psychodrama and psychotherapy relate through these concepts.The article investigates each of these concerns, illustrating them by investigating how boundary and flow appear in different settings, whether with individuals, groups, face-to-face or online. 13 2013-12
Farnsworth, John Book Review: Still Life: A Therapist's Responses to the Challenge of Change (PDF, 221.4 KB) Journal 21 December 2012 book review, Liz White Still Life. It is a title that intentionally resonates with multiple meanings. As the author, Liz White, looks back over forty years as a practitioner, her reflection brings an extra resonance to her title. Now it alternates between stillness and activity, now between contemplation and still choosing life. Both experiences are central to the tapestry of perspectives she presents in a book that is part reflection, part working manual. 12 2012-12
Farnsworth, John Psychodrama at Distance: Effective Supervision Using Communication Technologies (PDF, 83.8 KB) Journal 20 December 2011 coaching, communication, distance supervision, doubling, email, internet, media, mirroring, new technologies, phone, Psychodrama, relationship, role reversal, social and cultural atom Psychodrama and electronic technologies seem unlikely bedfellows. As this paper demonstrates, they are, in fact, made for each other though surprisingly little has been written about their combined potential. Drawing on vignettes and case examples as illustration, John Farnsworth demonstrates how effective supervision can take place in the absence of a physical psychodrama stage. He describes the way in which he uses all aspects of the psychodrama method via email, phone, digital and online communications, to create warm, functional working relationships. Psychodramatists are invited to reflect on the way that psychodrama can and will be used in the emerging vibrant electronic worlds of the future. 11 2011-12
Farnsworth, John Book Review: "The Action Manual: Techniques for Enlivening Group Process and Individual Counselling" by Liz White (PDF, 54.2 KB) Journal 12 December 2003 No abstract available 15 2003-12