Garry's 1986 workshop in Breda
Post date: 01-Apr-2016 15:04:47
From October 21 to 23 1985, Hans Peters was a participant in Garry Prouty's workshop in Breda, which was organised by Bart Santen from Psychotherapeutic Center De Mark. Hans wrote a report of that workshop in the Dutch journal Ruit, titled "Prouty's Pre-Therapy Method and the Treatment of Hallucinations". A translated, English version of that review can be downloaded below.
"From an experiential/client-centred frame of reference, he gave a fascinating explanation of treatment methods for severely contact-disturbed mental deficients, autists, psychotics, and schizophrenics, along with the vision and theories which underlie these. What is new with Prouty is the category of patients that he treats, namely, the most severe forms of contact disturbance, regardless of the level of the client (in other words, ranging from mental deficients to the highly gifted), as well as the specific methods he uses, methods which he has developed over the past 15 to 20 years in concrete dealings with patients (see bibliography) and which he has tried to give a theoretical basis too."
At the time, Hans received much appreciation for this text from Garry. Garry himself organised translation of the document, but the translator and the year of translation is unknown. The report was originally published as:
Peters, H. (1986). Prouty’s Pre-Therapie methode en de behandeling van hallucinaties: een verslag. Ruit, Multidisciplinair Tijdschrift voor Ontwikkelingsstoornissen, Zwakzinnigheid en Zwakzinnigenzorg, 12(1), 26-34.
Peters, H. (1986). Prouty’s Pre-Therapie methode en de behandeling van hallucinaties: een verslag. Mededelingenblad Vereniging voor Rogeriaanse Therapie, 3, 34-46.