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A Circle of Voices
A circle of voices

Our responses to Sheila McNamee's and Kenneth Gergen's manuscript, Relational Responsibility, comes in two parts. Part 1 is Peggy Penn's reflection on a consultation by Tom Andersen at the Ackerman Institute in November of 1995 with two of our clients in the Writing Project, a gay couple who both have AIDS. Peggy was witness to the session. Part 2 is a commentary on Peggy's reflection, written by Marilyn Frankfurt.

Together, this writing describes and comments on how the circle of voices in the therapeutic session represents what Sheila McNamee calls the relational engagement of all the participants. This engagement, combined with the ethics inherent in the session, affects not only choices that clients make in their conversations but choices ...

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