Books & Publications

Effective Group Leadership
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Effective Group Leadership

(Orpen Press)

Gerard’s first book on group facilitation is entitled Effective Group Leadership (Orpen Press, 2016). The book asks challenging questions of those of us drawn to the role of group facilitator. Taking as its cue Carl Rogers’ tenet that those working on the development of others ought to be in an ongoing process of development themselves, the book explores the topic of the ongoing growth and development of a working facilitator. Though strongly informed by a broad range of theories, the ultimate aim of the book is to help us become better group leaders. The book is laden with stories and case studies of Gerard’s long engagement with groups. It is written in a flowing, engaging, and accessible style. The book was widely and very favourably reviewed in a range of Irish Journals. It is available for free download.
Crossing the Threshold
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Crossing the threshold

(Fusion Press)

This book is principally aimed at being a practical support for those running developmental and support groups. Nonetheless, the document’s practical considerations are grounded in a sound theoretical base in order to add depth, substance, and orientation to our efforts in leading groups.
The book was written in collaboration with FASN, an organisation that supports families that have a member in active addiction. It is available for free download.
Report On Ex-prisoner Programme
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Report On
ex-prisoner Programme

‘A Long Haul’: is a widely hailed report on a long-term group intervention for the progression of former prisoners in Cork City and its environs.
The programme was designed and delivered by Gerard Fitzpatrick. The report was launched by renowned former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Lonergan.

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Authored by Gerard Fitzpatrick
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