The Solo Parts Party
Virginia Satir’s Parts Party method was originally designed as a way to manifest externally through the use of role-playing, what was happening internally with the dynamics between and among the parts that comprise the self. The method is useful for differentiation and integration of the self. The Parts Party is generally conducted in a group setting and requires a minimum of 12 active participants to effectively produce desired results. Over the years, practitioners have adapted the method for use with children using figurines, puppets, and the like. Other adaptations have been made as well for use with couples, families, and organizations, although little is documented in the Satir literature.
Presented here is an adaptation of Virginia Satir’s Parts Party method as a learning tool for use with adults in an educational, clinical, growth or training setting. The author suggests that this paper may be used as a guide to help individuals to:
- identify their personality parts and resources
- learn to use their internal resources more effectively
- study the dynamics of their system of parts
- assume greater leadership of their system of parts
- increase assimilation of positive resources
- transform parts you consider negative
- learn how to deal with internal conflicts more effectively
Copyright (c) 2015 Jesse Carlock
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