Topic: Clinician Skills
It seems to me that it’s entirely possible for one person to be lying, ambivalent, and in denial at the same time.
When a group has been mired in the hostile or helpless mode, and breaks through into work, you’ll see an almost tangible change in tone.
We’ve never seen a group that works, right from its inception. Progress toward work usually involves struggle through one or more of these modes.
When a group adopts one of these operating modes permanently, as a primary form of interaction, they end up actively resisting any responsibility for achieving individual and group goals.
Busy professionals, though, may rely on “taking notes,” and doing the more formal documentation “later, when there’s time.”
Suppose you were in the audience listening to someone else deliver the talk. What would get your attention? What would you enjoy learning about?
Where AA influences alcoholics toward sobriety through its peer culture, the gang down at the local pub is likely to encourage them to drink through its version of a peer culture.
Not everyone attaches the same meaning to a particular term. This problem pops up a lot in counseling, treatment, and similar settings.
I take great care in finding the right practitioner. He or she will likely be more important than the technique itself.