Unfinished business - the book

This book is now published, and available via Blackwell's (with £2.00 off!) : HERE

For those outside the UK, it available to order via Amazon : HERE:

There may be a few days’ delay before it appears in the listings of other on-line book sellers.

Now read on:

 

Unfinished business : essays on the development of Psychologically Informed Environments' is a collection of essays by Robin Johnson - the founder and original editor/curator of the PIElink (and the PIEs frameworks).

It is published just a few weeks after ‘Psychologically Informed Environments from the ground up: Service design for complex needs’ (HERE), which is Johnson’s summary of progress to date in the development of the ideas and the practice of PIEs.

Both books have the same innovative linkage between the printed draft and the website; and both, appearing in his 75 year, mark a further stage in the slow process of his semi-retirement.

 

The papers in this collection are just some of the pieces of 'unfinished' writings or other projects that Johnson was still wanting to work on, at the point where he had to start seriously winding down his activities, and be ruthless about priorities.

In these essays, Johnson delves more deeply into the thinking, the research and the theories behind the development of the PIEs concept and the potential role of the PIEs framework, the Pizazz and the PIE Abacus in future developments.

The book has a typically quite personal 'Foreword'; and then an Introduction, which you will find here in full; and likewise the 'Afterthought'. Here we then find the sections of this website that match the essays in the book - with links, where useful.

There are excerpts from most if not all of the chapters; and in two cases there are here the full 'structured abstracts' that are normally a pre-requisite for publication in an academic journal, These you will find here, as inclusion here allows hyperlinks to pages and library text here on the PIElink.

This innovative linkage between the book and the website is also used for the companion volume "Psychologically informed environments from the ground up : Service design for complex needs'. But in the case of this book, in particular, it allows the contents and narrative of the book to be truly 'unfinished'.....

  • Foreword
  • Introduction : Full text coming soon.
  • Three Models of the Origins of Homelessness, with their implications for the ‘psychology’ issues arising in services : HERE
  • Trauma is not the only psychology : translating research on trauma into operational practice with Psychologically Informed Environments: HERE
  • The Window of Tolerance, the Drama Triangle, and the Adjacent Possible : HERE
  • Attachment, trauma and the social environment : a bio-psycho-social perspective in homelessness work : COMING SOON
  • Strengths, ambivalence and paradox : group structures and peer to peer accountability in a community therapeutic environment: : HERE
  • Pre-treatment : PIEs in the micro-social world :  HERE
  • Living in Temporary Accommodation : on meeting the psychological and emotional needs of those who are transiently housed : HERE
  • Unfinished business: COMING SOON
  • Afterthoughts : Full text coming soon.
  • About the author : COMING SOON

Examples

Psychologically Informed Environments from the ground up: Service design for complex needs : HERE

All other PIE publications : HERE

Projects referred to in this chapter

A Drop In Centre in Paris: HERE

Leonie Boland and the 'Moving On' project : HERE

The Access Hub, Simon Community, Glasgow : HERE

A walk in the park: HERE

'My car is a psychologically informed environment': HERE

East Kirkbride : HERE

The Gap project, Durham : HERE

One 25 project, Bristol : HERE

Women at the well : presentation : HERE

REACH's work : HERE

Olivet : HERE

Nichols & Doberstein : HERE

 

 

 

 

  • Foreword
  • Introduction : Full text coming soon.
  • Three Models of the Origins of Homelessness : HERE
  • Trauma is not the only psychology : HERE
  • The Window of Tolerance, the Drama Triangle, and the Adjacent Possible : HERE
  • Attachment, trauma and the social environment: COMING SOON
  • Strengths, ambivalence and paradox: : HERE
  • Pre-treatment : PIEs in the micro-social world :  HERE
  • Living in Temporary Accommodation : HERE
  • Unfinished business: COMING SOON
  • Afterthoughts : Full text coming soon.
  • About the author : COMING SOON

To purchase via Blackwell's : HERE

 

New library materials

Justlife's blog on TIC and PIEs : HERE

The National Temporary Accommodation Network : HERE

The Households in Temporary Accommosation APPG : COMING SOON

Digital Inclusion in TA : HERE