July 13, 2018

Role-Playing’s Social Benefits

I’m a huge fan of Humans of New York. The pictures and accompanying stories of human experiences they share are rich and thought-provoking, and they’ve also raised millions of dollars for various charitable causes! Last week, they posted a man’s story about joining a role-playing community. When I talk about role-playing in therapy, I’m usually referring to acting out real-life scenarios. For example, if a client is struggling with assertiveness, we might practice how to move and speak with more confidence. When a client has an opportunity to practice maintaining eye contact, sitting or standing up straight, and saying “no” […]