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  1. belinda
    November 26, 2014 @ 10:04 pm

    Thank you

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  2. Justin Latos
    November 2, 2015 @ 9:16 pm

    Hello,
    I enjoyed reading your blog on reflecting teams. My small counselling agency is preparing to do our first reflecting team (we are very excited). I’m wondering if you know where I can find some ‘templates’ on what the reflectors can focus on?
    Thank you for your time,
    Justin

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    • drkkolmes
      November 8, 2015 @ 3:41 am

      Hi Justin, it’s been such a long time since I was on a reflecting team. Much of my learning was from Mary Herget and the use of Michael White’s book on Narrative Therapy. What I recall is that we asked questions and “got curious” about aspects of the clients’ story. With multiple family members, we were sure to attend to each person and notice or wonder something about something they said (or their silence, for example). We also worked on “situating” our comments so we might say, “Mom’s story about what happened at the beach reminded me of a situation I was in when I felt this way and I tried [x].” And then a team member would ask if or how that was helpful to us. The point is for it to be a conversation vs. statements. I did find this paper which may be helpful and I’d suggest your old pal Google to see if you can find more. 🙂

      https://www.dulwichcentre.com.au/reflecting-teamwork-as-definitional-ceremony-michael-white.pdf

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