Abraham Lincoln was a Lawyer, a 6’4”
Counselor at Law. I’m Lew Andrew Welge, initials: LAW. I’m a 6’8”
retired Florida Public School Guidance Counselor whose presentation includes information on How to Feel Better about Oneself, and How to get along better with others: the Counselor’s Mission Statement.
Interpersonal interaction, communication, and "social involvement" constitute D.W. and D. Sue's definition of counseling(2003). 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:
1) "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 counseling/parenting skill.