Convened our first group session. Technically, we’re calling it “Dealing with Setbacks in Home and Career,” but I’ve decided to let the discussion encompass a wide range of responses. Of the twelve participants, nine are currently serving in Congress or in the administration.
The first meeting was rough — the group quickly broke into factions, with a great deal of anger coalescing around patients Nancy P. and Harry R., who responded with ego-defensive behavior until the group- breathing exercises. Then, doctor attempted to break group habit of “blame game” with some fun trust-building exercises. Slight setback in the “trust …