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 SAFEGUARD GROUP 

 

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INTRODUCTION

The group, consisting mostly of ordained and lay members of the Anglican Church, was formed to enquire into the purposeful uses of knowledge of the psychological behaviour of groups and to recommend safeguards against misuse.  Notes on the nine Meetings held in 1968-69, together with outcomes such as a Report and a letter to the Press, can be accessed below.

 

MEETINGS

Topics covered:-

 1 

Membership - Purpose - Application - Organisations - Christian views - Dangers (overstress - subversion - conditioning) - Safeguards - Bibliography.

 

 

 2

T-Groups - Participants - Barriers to learning and change - Optimal conditions - Case episodes - Discussion.

 

 

 3 

Stress - Thought Reform - Re-education - Christians in Business - Management Development - Ideological Totalism.

 

 

 4 

C of E Courses - T-Group Structure - Introduction of participants - Anxiety, Stress, Tension, Pain - Measurement & Control of Stress - Learning versus Therapy - Danger Points - Selection of Staff Members & Course Members - Emergence from T-Group.

 

 

 5 

The Manipulator & the Church - Manipulator cf Actualisor - Styles of Life - Manipulator in the Church - Christian Actualisation Group - Clinical Theology Groups.

 

 

 6 

Clinical Theology Groups - Professional C.T. Groups - Amateur C.T. Groups.

 

 

 7 

Danger of elite of T-Groupers - Managers, Priests, Doctors - Purposeful group situations in Industry - Formal (Stranger, Intermediate, Familial) - Informal (Unstructured Committees, Programmed Committees - Brainstorming Sessions - Intermediary Group) - Management Development.

 

 

 8 

Blake Grid - Evolution of T-Group (motive, quality of life, artificial).

 

 

 9 

T-Group Casualty - Brainwashing - Sensitivity Training - NTL Institute

 

 

 Report 

Group Psychological Work in the Church

 Letter 

Misuses of T-Groups - Industry members

   

 

 
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