The story of psychological training


This story happened on the training of psychologists in psychotherapy of addictive behavior. Gathered a gang of Gestalt therapists and students of Gestalt therapy students. More than thirty people. At least half of the participants were practitioners, of whom three or four have worked with addicts. I was one of them. br>
In one of the exercises the seminar were asked to work in pairs to represent an initial consultation addict psychologist. Who will like. My partner became adult the woman, a psychologist with years of practice. Probably one of the most professionally experienced participants. br>
Maybe the only thing she lacked was experience dependent within the practical work. I found this experience very happy with slide. At the time I for several years worked in the rehabilitation of chemically dependent, and was well aware of the content of the interaction "psychologist - dependent client". br>
It with a confident smile asked how I wanted to distribute the roles in the exercise. I asked her to be a psychologist, and he took the role of a drug addict. In life there are things that happen spontaneously. So the situation developed that way. br>
I will Make a digression. Gestalt, terapija is the field of psychology, where much attention is paid to emotions, to build contact and dialogue between therapist and client. A very humanistic direction. br>
And here the psychologist from the role of the psychologist speaks to me – the psychologist in the role of a drug addict with a simple psychological question. What to ask at the beginning of this meeting? Get acquainted with the client, clarify the request, I am interested in health. I figured the addict - the addict. And, remembering the most inhumane of their clients, decided to open the issue in all its glory. We still have school, damn it. br>
I did Not think that this can be not mentally prepared. And I sat down impressively, stretched out his legs, almost spitting on the floor, all this daring – included in the sample. It's as safe as possible for the addict situation is a reception at the psychologist: "Well, come on, rescue me)))". Not the police. And then literally quoted different situations from the practice. To the natural question of what I would like to work replied, I don't know – let loose a little infantilism. To the question – what brought on reception to the psychologist, said the mother. "Do you have a drug problem?" asked the psychologist. "Of course not!" I replied like a true addict, not reached the bottom. br>
the Main thing was not even in the text – questions and answers. I tried to convey the attitude with which regularly meet in these dialogues to life. Attempts to build an emotional connection responded with rejection. Devalued instructive examples of life, those shared by my companion. Bringing a modicum of selfishness, nonverbal demonstrated that I don't care about the feelings of the psychologist, which manifested itself very quickly. In the midst of the exercise, I called a colleague at the rehabilitation center, and I used this image disregard for the time and attention of a specialist. br>
Rational arguments broke on the demonstration of deficiency of prognostic competence, emotional – of a demonstration of apathy. The desire to strangle my co-worker to exercise restrain myself for ethical reasons. br>
in fact, all at once is not common. But sometimes it is worse. By the end of the short exercise, my colleague was covered with crimson spots. The final nail in the coffin of this particular case the attempts of the psychotherapy of addictive behavior I got a question: "tell me, psychologist, and you tried drugs?". The psychologist shook his head and I continued: "Well then, what you can teach me?" This question gave me one of the patients in the first year of my professional activities in the field of rehabilitation of addicts. br>
When we finished the exercise, I realized how hardcore it was happening to my colleagues in the psychological Department. She couldn't get out of the role, with visible difficulty restrained anger towards me. Countertransference it is called in psychology when the events reach the liver, completely lose their sense of humor and the ability to abstract from a situation. br>
Honestly. When I understood the depth of the situation, apologized, and explained. But the desire to cut my throat she is not diminished. I am sincerely sorry. Was sorry for ditching me a real relationship with a colleague. I thought then what it was. Understand in the end what's important for me that colleagues had an idea, what you need to be prepared in the framework of dependent. Because the psychotherapy addictive behavior – this is the real way of using the dependent – addict, alcoholic, igroman. It is a way of helping affected members of the alcoholic family and his family. And all the help they need desperately. br>
And it take some psychologists. No special training to work in this direction. But it is difficult and hard and emotionally costly. How many of my colleagues at RTS burnt like matches...

anyway, I then thought of practicing psychologists and students of psychological faculties to basis in rehabilitation, where he worked. In a much more supportive manner than in the situation described. Because without the support of the trouble. And there were people who came, trained, gained invaluable practical experience. However, they were much smaller than I expected. Probably still scary to this area to work. Between life and death.

(This story is a creative invention of the author, as his whole life))

Anton Kuzmin
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