An initiative of ASPEN (Authors' Self-Publishing Enterprise)


in Education, Personal Growth, Health, Relationships, Business and others 

Volume 2 - No. 5 -  2003


"If a behaviour maximises fitness, then the behaviour 

will exist in virtually all members of a group." 

- The first rung of Wilson's Ladder


Groups and Groupwork - Part II

This marks the conclusion of this subject as a Main Theme although we may introduce further articles in subsequent issues of the magazine.

The previous issue dealt with the subject at considerable length and we are here concerned with "tying up loose ends" and providing some historical background.  

What is group therapy?

Questions we seek to answer here include: How does it work?  How is it facilitated?  Who can benefit?  How do different groups differ from each other?

Further thoughts on T-Group Training

In this section we will go into further detail on the development of the T-Group and describe some of its procedures, its potential benefits, and a caveat or two.

Wilson's Ladder

A tongue-in-cheek introduction to our next issue's Main Theme of Nurturing Ecological Potential via the socio-biological group development theory of Edward O. Wilson.

A Social History of the T-Group by Steve Potter 

Steve Potter's article was originally published in a GRTA (Group Relations Training Association) Bulletin of 1976 and was subsequently reproduced in the GRTA's Groupvine magazine in 1993.  We have long regarded it as a valuable historical archive and are pleased to re-issue it here for the benefit of any who may not have seen it before, as well as for those "old lags" for whom it may produce a nostalgic tear.

We have taken the liberty of interposing various quotations and pictures.

Letters to the Editor

Mike Baynes and Mark Edwards have contributed letters on groupwork.