2 November, Friday Lunchtime Reading Group: Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Research on Role Reversal

Walk a Mile in My Shoes


‘If I could be you, if you could be me for just one hour,

If we could find a way to get inside each other’s mind,

If you could see through my eyes instead of your ego,

I believe you’d be surprised to see that you’ve been blind.

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes,

Hey, before you abuse, criticize and accuse,

Walk a mile in my shoes.’ (chorus)

(Joe South, 1970)

Sue Daniel is the moderator for this final Reading Group at PIM for 2018.  She will lead a discussion on aspects of her research on role reversal and subsequent article on same.

Through the research project, I found that role reversal is an effective and economic technique in one-to-one supervision.  The supervisees showed a marked increase in consciousness and demonstrated that they felt more confident and confirmed in themselves and their abilities through role reversal.  They saw themselves and their clients more clearly and understood that not only what they do but also how they are in themselves is integral to their practice as therapists.”   

Reference: The usefulness of role reversal in one-to-one supervision: a qualitative research project using heuristic enquiry. ISSN 1619-5507, Z Psychodrama Sozimetr DOI 10.1007/s11620-015-0295-8 Springer, 2015


The Monthly Lunchtime Reading Groups at PIM
First Friday of the month from 12.45 to 1.45 p.m

This lively group is designed to suit those with an hour to spare at lunchtime. Budding writers, trainees and practitioners are welcome! We will discuss psychodrama works; DVD’s and literature and other related material. A moderator who will send the material, or give it out at the previous meeting for reading or viewing, will lead the discussion.

Dates for 2018: 2 Mar, 6 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 3 Aug, 7 Sep, 5 Oct. & 2 November.
Fee: $10.00 for MPS members, $15.00 (non-members) per session includes freshly brewed coffee and selection of teas and goes towards building up the PIM and MPS library.
BYO lunch (Tea and freshly brewed coffee is available).
RSVP to Sue Daniel: 0417 586 791