ROUND-TABLE TECHNIQUE

Group-psychotherapy strategy employed in a medical center environment. Three adjoining areas are needed. In the first, the counselor and others make use of a one-way glass to observe the treatment meeting in progress. In the next room, chosen patients also employ a one-way glass to observe the exact same meeting. The patients in the final room (the treatment room) situate themselves around a table with a microphone in the middle. Their job is to endorse a participant of their group to attend a a staff meeting for potential release and, in the event that the participant is released, to select a participant from the patient group in the adjacent room to become a member of their group. The majority prevails. See also: milieu therapy.

ROUND-TABLE TECHNIQUE: "The round-table technique was pioneered by U.S. psychologist Willis H. McCann (1907-1998)."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ROUND-TABLE TECHNIQUE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/round-table-technique/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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