Example Three No Subject Is Off Limits

Spring break is over—the group sits in sullen silence. The leader suddenly announces with mocked seriousness:

LEADER: Okay, everyone look depressed. (Pause) Good job. You're doing great. (Pause) Tell you what; if you guys don't start talking I'm going to share the intimate details of my sex life. (Several students laugh, while others cannot tell if the therapist is kidding.)

STUDENT (to the leader): You're probably still a virgin. ANOTHER STUDENT: You mean like all of us?

A spirited debate begins about sexuality and soon energy flows into the room. The students begin to talk, not about the therapist's sex life, but about their own.

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