I Feel Like An Outsider Analysis

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Topics: Emotion, Psychology
Icon 1: Questions 3 and 4 (p. 21)
3) James says, “I feel like an outsider.” How might you work with his statement?
As a facilitator, this writer would ask James if he could identify anyone in the group he feels he is not an outsider with and how the relationship is different. This writer would ask James to identify what he needs to feel he is not an outsider. This writer would encourage James to continue to express when he is feeling like an outsider and also challenge James to open himself up to others in the group and outside the group in order for James to engage and make effort to feel like less of an outsider. This writer would then ask the group if anyone could relate to James statement of feeling like an outsider.
4) Jacqueline says,
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This writer would challenge Jacqueline’s self-deprication by asking Jacqueline to identify a time when she may have felt smart and collected and to identify what and how it was different in that situation than when she rambles. This writer would also challenge Jacqueline to work on preventing rambling by identifying when she is doing it and the emotions and situation surround this behavior.
Icon 2: Question 3 (p. 23)
3) Imagine yourself as a member at the first meeting. What fears would you have about participating? What would help you feel more trusting?
A fear that this writer would have participating in the group would be sharing intimate details of her life, such as past trauma she has experienced and feeling vulnerable. Another fear would be controlling her emotions; occasionally when this writer talks about her past, she can become emotional and this writer struggles with being emotional in front of others. Something this writer feels that would help her in feeling more trusting, is the facilitator’s empathizing the importance of confidentiality and working toward creating a safe and trusting
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Role-playing allows for a deeper understanding, emotional connection toward others and insight into the group members personal situation. Role-playing can allow group members to release pent-up emotions as well as process through painful events. The purpose role playing in the early stage serves is getting group members more involved and allows for more information to be shared and processed faster, while also allowing group members to feel more comfortable with one another and allows trusting relationships to develop.

3) What factors pertaining to a member’s culture or gender might you consider before initiating a role play in this group?
This writer would consider and be aware of culture and gender differences such as how some cultures struggle with being able to voice or share emotions and some genders struggle with engaging with the opposite gender. This writer would ensure that everyone was comfortable before initiating role-play.
Icon 6: Questions 1 and 2 (p. 30)
1) How would you use contracts with a group you are leading? How would you help members design their

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