Group Institute International: Publications and resources

 

Part 1 : Publications by Martin Ringer

The following is a list of publications by Martin Ringer. If you are interested in obtaining copies of any of the

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Ringer, T. M. (2017). What's wrong with being open minded?: The role of opinion blocks in thinking in groups and teams. Gruppo: Omogeneità e Differenze (Group: Homogeneity and Difference)(First special issue) 92-104.

In Press

Ringer, T. M. (In press). "Opinion blocks: Some dynamics of collective self-righteousness." Organisational and social dynamics.

Ringer, T. M. (In Press). "A Somali pirate attack and its toxic aftermath." Nouvelle Revue de Psychosociologie.

 

 

 

Monographs

Ringer, T. M. (2002). Group Action: The dynamics of groups in therapeutic, educational and corporate settings. Jessica Kinsley Publishers, London.

This is my major work on group dynamics, leadership and facilitation. It is available on Amazon.com (including in Kindle edition) and directly from the publisher www.jkp.com Use the search term "Ringer group action" 

Ringer, T. M., & O'Brien, M. (1997). Building relationships with participants in Department of Conservation programs: Effective management of experiential groups in the outdoors: Department of Conservation Technical Series No 12. Wellington: Department of Conservation.

Ringer, T. M. (1996). Critical analysis of obtaining desired outcomes from voluntary programmes: Science for Conservation: 28. Wellington: Department of Conservation.

 Edited publications 

Ringer (2017) (ed.) Surfacing new thoughts: Special issue on thinking in groups and teams. Gruppo: Omogeneita e differenze. http://www.argo-onlus.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ringeredizspeciale.pdf  

Abbott, C. & Ringer, T. M. (Eds.) Adventure therapy: Proceedings of 1995 pre conference workshop. Southport, Queensland, January.

Book chapter

Gillis, H. L., & Ringer, T. M. (1999). Adventure as therapy. In J. C. Miles & S. Priest (Eds.), Adventure programming (pp. 29-37). State College: Venture Publishing.

Papers published in journals or edited proceedings


Gordon, R. and Ringer, T. M. (2017) Nous and the social fabrlic of the human mind: Towards a viable theory of collective thinking. Gruppo: Omogeneita e differenze. First special issue. 11-38
Ringer, T. M. (2017) What's wrong with being open minded: The role of opinion blocks in thinking in groups and teams. Gruppo: Omogeneita e differenze. 92-104

Ringer, M. (2007). "Leadership and facilitation for collective thinking in work place teams." Bulletin of the Australian Association of Psychotherapists Inc 20(1): 25-33.

Ringer, T. M. (2007). "Leadership for collective thinking in the work place." Team Performance Management 13(3/4): 130-144.

Ringer, Martin. (2006). The leader and the group: A whole-issue review. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, March 2006; 8(1): 99-115.

Ringer, T. M. (2004). A subjective description of Adventure Therapy. In I Martinkova & M Pelis, (Eds) Movement - the art of life. Prague: Charles University of Prague. pp 73-91.

Ringer, T. M. (2003). Foreword. In S. Bandoroff & S. Newes (Eds) Coming of Age: The evolving field of adventure therapy. Association for Experiential Education. Boulder, CO. pp.

Gilbert, B. R., Gilsdorf, R., & Ringer, T. M. (2003) Playing with ideas about adventure therapy: Applying the principles of Gestalt, narrative and psychodynamic approaches to adventure therapy. In S. Bandoroff & S. Newes (Eds) Coming of Age: The evolving field of adventure therapy. Association for Experiential Education. Boulder, CO. pp.

Ringer, T. M. (2001) The individual, the group and nature. Editorial for Issue 7 of Funzione Gamma. (Group analytic journal published by the University of Rome).

Ringer, T. M. (2000) Tribal wisdom. In (K. Richards & B. Humberstone (Eds) The proceedings of the 2nd International Adventure Therapy Conference, Augsburg, Germany, March 2000.pp.

Ringer, T. M. (2000.) Creating and maintaiing a reflective space in groups. Socio-Analysis.

Ringer, T. M. (2000). The facile-itation of facilitation?: Searching for competencies in group-work leadership. Scisco Conscientia, 2(1), 1-19.

Ringer, T. M. (1999). Two vital aspects in the facilitation of groups: Connections and containment. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 4 (1).

Robinson, P., & Ringer, T. M. (1999). Caught disaster: Using the layered systems model as a diagnostic tool for wayward software projects. Work Study, vol. 48 no 6 (211-217).

Ringer, T. M. (1998). Achieving the celebration of cultural difference: The impossible task? Post conference report of the Joint congress of the European Institute for Outdoor Adventure and Experiential Learning and the UK National Association for Outdoor Education. Edinburgh, Sept 12 -16.

Ringer, T. M. (1998). Ideas about ideas: Exploring the genesis and movement of conceptual boundaries. In C. Itin (Ed). Exploring the boundaries: proceedings of the First International Adventure Therapy Conference. Perth, Western Australia, July 1997. Association for Experiential Education (USA). pp. 2 - 8.

Ringer, T. M. (1998). Mastering the Mystery in Management: Issues of Culture in Adventure Therapy Organizations. In C. Itin (Ed). Exploring the boundaries: proceedings of the First International Adventure Therapy Conference. Perth, Western Australia, July 1997. Association for Experiential Education (USA). pp. 200 - 205.

Ringer, T. M., & Gillis, L. (1998). Case Studies in Managing Psychological Depth. In C. Itin (Ed.). Exploring the boundaries: proceedings of the First International Adventure Therapy Conference. Perth, Western Australia, July 1997. Association for Experiential Education (USA). pp. 168 - 176.

Ringer, T. M., & Spanoghe, F. (1997). Managing psychological risk in adventure experiences. Zip lines. Project Adventure: Hamilton, USA, Summer 1997, No 32, pp 41 - 45. (USA)

Ringer, T. M., & Robinson, P. (1996). Focus and strategic action in management: Using a systemic model of organisational culture to inform managerial actions. Work Study. 45, (6), 5 - 16. (Award winning article) (UK)

Ringer, T. M., & Gillis, H. L. (1995). Managing psychological depth in adventure programming. Journal of experiential education, 18, (1), 41 - 51. (USA)

Ringer, T. M. (1995). Passion and aliveness in outdoor leadership: leadership competencies from recreation to therapy. Australian journal of outdoor education, 1, (2), 3 - 15.

Ringer, T. M. (1992). The theory and practice of games leadership. Adventure education, 9(4), 7 - 12. (UK)

Ringer, T. M. (1985). Motivating students is a breeze? Tutor, 1(30), 22 -23. (NZ)

Book Review

Ringer, T. M. (2001). Review of "Group" by Claudio Neri.  Austrailan Journal of Socio-Analysisr, 3(2), 15 -159.

Unpublished academic study 

Masters degree

Ringer, T. M. A preliminary investigation into the requisite nature of university-based courses for Australian adventure therapy practitioners. Unpublished Masters dissertation: Edith Cowan University School of Education.

Papers published in non-refereed conference proceedings and presented at conferences

Ringer, T. M. (2015). A Somali pirate attack and its toxic aftermath. Annual Symposium of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO). Rome, ISPSO on-line library.


Ringer, T. M. Consulting to catastrophic breakdown in inter-team relationships: Using an “opinion bubbles” framework. Annual Symposium of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO). San Diego California, June, 2012.

Ringer, M. (2007). "Leadership and facilitation for collective thinking in work place teams." Bulletin of the Australian Association of Psychotherapists Inc 20(1): 25-33Ringer, T. M. (2000). Artists as group leaders: Exploring unconscious processes in experiential learning groups. Proceedings of the AEL Conference, Pretoria, South Africa. September 25 - 30.

Ringer, T. M. (1999, January 11 - 15). Many faces make one? - Effective learning through group experiences. Paper presented at the 11th National Outdoor Education Conference, Murdoch University: Perth, Western Australia.

Ringer, T. M. (1998). De-bugging IT teams: The people factor in information technology project teams. Proceedings of the WA State Conference of the ORACLE users group. Hyatt Hotel, March 17 &18.

Ringer, T. M. (1997). Managing mystery systems: Practical approaches to managing issues in the culture or social services organisations. Proceedings of the WACOSS 40th Anniversary Conference; Raddison Hotel: March. Western Australian Council of Social Services. p. 36.

Ringer, T. M. (1997). Developing a profession: A preliminary development of a university course for adventure therapists in Australia. Proceedings of the 10th National Outdoor Education Conference, Collaroy Beach, January. pp 258 - 262.

Ringer T. M. (1997). There's nothing so practical as a good theory: How theories of human change are applied in adventure therapy. Proceedings of the 10th National Outdoor Education Conference, Collaroy Beach, January. pp 263 - 269.

Ringer, T. M. (1996). Developing a profession: A preliminary analysis of the need for university based training for adventure therapists in Australia. Proceedings of the Association for Experiential Education 24th Annual International Conference, Spokane, Washington. 218 - 213.

Ringer, T. M., & Gillis, H. L. (1996). From practice to theory: Uncovering the theories of human change that are implicit in your work as an adventure practitioner. Proceedings of the Association for Experiential Education 24th Annual International Conference, Spokane, Washington. 224 - 229.

Ringer, T. M. (1995) Adventure therapy: Its place and purpose. In Abbott, C. & Ringer, T. M. (Eds.) Adventure therapy: Proceedings of 1995 pre conference workshop. Southport, Queensland, January. pp. 3 - 6.

Ringer, T. M & Gillis, H. L. (1995). Adventure as Therapy: Managing psychological depth. In Abbott, C. & Ringer, T. M. (Eds.) Adventure therapy: Proceedings of 1995 pre conference workshop. Southport, Queensland, January. pp. 15 - 24.

Ringer, T. M. (1995). Passion and aliveness in outdoor leadership: leadership competencies from recreation to therapy. In K. Pinch (Ed.), 1995 National Outdoor Education Conference,Southport, Queensland: Outdoor Educator's Association of Queensland. pp 31 - 37.

Ringer, T. M. (1994). Adventure therapy: a map of the field. In J. Barrett (Ed.), Enabling Troubled Youth. Ambleside, UK.: Basecamp. 155 - 159.

Ringer, T. M. (1994). A bicultural adventure therapy program: case study. In J. Barrett (Ed.), Enabling Troubled Youth. Ambleside, UK.: Basecamp. 113 - 122.

Ringer, T. M. (1994). Leadership competencies: from recreation to therapy. In J. Barrett (Ed.), Enabling Troubled Youth,. Ambleside, UK.: Basecamp. 29 - 52.

Ringer, T. M. (1993). Roles of the outdoor leader. Proceedings of the National outdoor recreation leadership development project:. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Camping Association.

Other publications 

Ringer, T. M. (in press). Why bullies are more powerful than good listners. e.nz Magazine. 2(6)

Ringer, T. M. (in press). Thinking together for quality engineering. e.nz Magazine 2(5)

Ringer, T. M. (in press). Rethinking memory and learning from experience. Insight: Newsletter of the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group of the Association for Experiential Education.

Ringer, T. M. (2001). Emotions - aka subconscious data processing. e.nz Magazine: The magazine of technical enterprise, 2 (4), 63-64.

Ringer, T. M. (Spring 2000). Groups in adventure therapy. Insight: Newsletter of the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group of the Association for Experiential Education, 8, 1-5.

Ringer T. M., & Queensland Department of Community Corrections. (1995). Outdoor adventure leadership competencies. In Queensland Corrective Services Commission: Competency standards document: Queensland.

Ringer, T. M. (1996). The self-reflective practitioner: Examining the "taken for granted" in our work. Insight: Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group of Association for Experiential Education: 4, (3), 1- 11.