identity, life circumstance, socio-demographic factors
The purpose of this activity is to have clinicians explore a change in one key element of their identities (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity/race) within the unchanged context of their life circumstances (e.g., family-of-origin characteristics, individual personality). This allows clinicians to focus on and process elements from their own histories within the context of a different perspective through an imagined switch in a salient socio-demographic factor. This activity is designed to help clinicians develop greater perspective-taking abilities and improve their awareness of some of the factors that have heavily influenced, and perhaps even defined, their own life experience.
Original Publication Citation
Bean, R. A.,*Hsieh, A. L., & *Clark, A. M. (2014). An exercise in perspective taking: The “What-If Paper.” In R. A. Bean, S. Davis, M. P. Davey (Eds.), Clinical supervision activities for increasing competence and self-awareness. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bean, Roy A.; Hsieh, Alexander L.; and Clark, Adam M., "Exploring Other Perspectives of Gender and Ethnicity" (2014). Faculty Publications. 5026.
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