This workshop will identify fundamental principles of Ericksonian approaches as they pertain to group work for clients in recovery from substance abuse. Curriculum development, specific exercises and activities relevant to process and psycho-educational groups will be demonstrated. Application successes and limitations will be discussed.
This exercise allows people to park all of their problems without any disclosure of their problems. Complete privacy. There is no need to discuss thir problems at all. The micro-structure of the session will be explored to show the various safety devices used. This astonishing exercise can be used for PTSD, abuse, trauma, losing car keys, financial concerns, i.e. absolutely anything! It received a great reception at the ISH meeting in Montreal.
William Glasser (1995) demonstrates with a simulated client who is in an emotionally abusive relationship. This client is depressed and unhappy with her life. The goal of the first session is to focus on a behavioral change that can be accomplished as a first step. Glasser concludes with an explanation of the demonstration and of control theory.