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Issues of authenticity in roleplaying in therapeutic settings

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An attempt to draw together disparate strands and ideas in a class on motivational interviewing for community social change.

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Issues of authenticity in roleplaying in therapeutic settings

  1. 1. Issues of authenticity in roleplaying in therapeutic settings how people live their lives like actors performing on a stage and how we should strive to remove our masks to be authentic Action Masking Practitioner acting ‘professionally’ ≠ empathy Client ‘acting up’ to power ≠ removing the mask from both Motivational Interviewing practitioner and client Roleplaying/acting Stanislavski- being in the moment creates authenticity Brecht – action creates emotion, no need for authenticity Theory Dramaturgy “the self is a sense of who one is, a dramatic effect emerging a particular scene” Goffman, involves status, role, scripts, stage & boundaries Performativity- we ‘act’ our gender, race, sexuality, according to our own, and society’s understanding of that gender, etc Epistemology Cohen (1985) Symbolic construction of community Blumer- Symbolic interactionism Berger and Luckmann -Social construction of reality Tim Curtis, The University of Northampton, 2013

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