Topic: clinician skills
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.
Building the group model around that common experience, and change-specific tasks or goals, may increase the chances for a successful outcome.
With ‘coerced’ clients, it’s easy to fall into a little game with the client striving to appear in compliance while covertly doing whatever he wants.