This is a "low impact" form of roleplay - minimal dramatic skills are required. A paper based version of the exercise is the The AMBIT Pro-Gram
, and a more directly clinical tool that addresses the same topic of Dis-integration
is the Dis-integration grid
A Sculpt is one of the Training exercises
AMBIT uses, and is designed to help teams to:
What you need
- Space to move people around, chairs
- Invite one person (or a small group) to describe a clinical scenario from their experience
- Brief history of the case
- Start with the index client, and arrange other figures in ways that reflect their relationship with each other
- Close relationship - sit them close together, looking at each other
- Distant relationship - sit them far apart
- Consider whether you want them seated in a "face-off", or turned away from each other, etc, etc
- Add all members of the immediate family first
- Then extended family, peers, friends
- Then significant others (Pastor, Imam, Coach, etc..)
- Then complete the Professional network
- with each professional, consider the 3 levels of dis-integration that the Dis-integration grid uses
- What is their EXPLANATION for why they are involved: "What's the problem?"
- What is their intended INTERVENTION: "What to do?"
- What is their understanding of systemic RESPONSIBILITIES: "Who does what?"
- Once the network is sculpted "as it is", ask key "players" to talk about how it might feel for their character to be in this position.
- Try to re-organise the network
- Re-arrange characters in ways that the main protagonists might start to experience them as more accessible, helpful, etc.
- What are the barriers to such systemic change?
- What are the most glaring Dis-integrations in the network?