Response To The Intervention

When this technique works, the typical response is to change the flow and tone of the emotional matrix of the group. It is most effective when there is too much dependency on the group leader or when an individual or subgroup is setting up to become a scapegoat. It is important to bridge between people or groups who you believe will be able to make an empathic connection, often based upon common defensive styles. Bridging can fall flat and actually increase the likelihood of scapegoating if the connection is rejected. In fact, in the intervention, had I chosen someone who had done less work on his own issues around intimacy and dependency, it may have increased the hostility in the group toward Doug. After all, who wants to join with someone who is admitting to such heinous behaviors and therefore, alluding to an implicit character flaw!

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