Interpersonal interaction, communication, and "social
involvement" constitute D.W. and D. Sue's definition of counseling
Since definitions (any construct’s "what-ness") are
insufficient to precisely convey any person's, place's, or thing’s
"becoming-ness", the "I like…game" counseling technique provides a
flexibly structured, individual or small-group counseling format,
which insures an honestly authentic dialogue between and among two
to approximately fifteen participants.
The "I like…game’s"
effectiveness is derived, or sentence-stems, from the shared
etymological roots of the Spanish verb "gustar", meaning "to like",
and the English noun "gusto", defined in Webster’s as:
"individual or special taste",
2) enthusiastic and vigorous
enjoyment or appreciation, and,
3) vitality marked by an abundance
of vigor and enthusiasm.
Client-participants in the "I like…game"
are impelled by the rules of the game to both positive choosing and
cooperative/respectful waiting, following a therapeutically flexible
script, toward increased insight and experiential