By Yvonne M Agazarian, Susan Gantt
(Jessica Kingsley) associates clinic, Philadelphia, PA. Account of the author's expert existence documenting significant advancements in team research and displaying how a conception is formulated from highbrow and private contexts and the way a theory-based perform is generated. Softcover.
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My T-group trainer was Art Blumberg – a man I liked and respected. Yet, every time he said anything, he made absolutely no sense to me. He appeared at ease, he did not appear to be psychotic to my ‘in-training’ eye, yet his words did not make sense. Because as a T-group trainer he did not answer questions, I had to try to answer them myself. The experience felt very like my struggle with God – but with God I never did come to an answer and had finally converted to atheism. What was different in the T-group setting, however, was that everyone else in the group was as bewildered as me.
136). Ella continues as if he has said nothing. ’ (He’s tried twice to negotiate a proposal, twice been turned down. ) He doesn’t. Ella says, ‘They didn’t call me collect, my brother called me collect (139). ’ Ella, ‘I did that, and he didn’t accept the call (141). ) Communication has failed and Ella takes off back into complaining. 10 SAVI time-sequence graph into wishes or fears. The higher the degree of congruence in staff interactions, the less the ambiguity, the less dissonance, the more likely the task of reality testing will be accomplished.
I attempted to help her accept the difference between myself and her. Since it appeared that at the verbal level, the discrimination between thoughts, feelings and actions also appeared de-differentiated, I relied mainly on the contact of my hand with her hand, while I verbalized the difference in a hope of reinforcing the separation, and connecting words to the physical sensation of presence and absence. Further attempts to encourage the differentiations that are the basis of reality testing were made, when we would go over, again and again, the difference between thinking about something and doing it.
Autobiography of a Theory: developing the theory of living human systems and its systems-centered practice by Yvonne M Agazarian, Susan Gantt