L2CiCS: Learning Log – 23rd May 2018

This week we looked at enabling the client to identify and focus on their needs and concerns. They might not know where to start, what they want to talk about or even have the capacity to put those thoughts into words. Counsellors identify any difficulties clients have, and use the …

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L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 7th February 2018

This week we talked about Stephen Karpman’s Drama Triangle, and the roles we often take on without realising. It started as a roleplay between Sue, Gloria and I, but turned into a more informal chat towards the end. I purposefully played the Victim at the start by saying how I …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 7th February 2018

This week we looked at some aspects of Transactional Analysis, in particular Stephen Karpman’s Drama Triangle, as well as Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The Drama Triangle was conceived as a social model of human interaction by Stephen Karpman in 1968. In life, people play games. In difficult or tumultuous …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 31st January 2018

This week, Sue did a presentation on Transactional Analysis; in particular Sue talked about the ego-states, what they are and how they represent us. Transactional Analysis was founded in the late 1950’s by Eric Berne, and is a therapy based on the theory that each person has three ego-states: Parent, …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 31st January 2018

This week’s Reflective Diary includes my thoughts on Sue’s presentation, as well as my reflections on our roleplays. To monitor our personal development, we were tasked with identifying responses in ourselves that occur during a helping interaction. We did this with several rounds of roleplay. The first roleplay of the …