“I don’t even feel like I’m living my own life right now. It’s like I’m watching someone else live their life, wearing a mask that looks like me.” When an adolescent experiences a loss (death, loss of attachment, divorce, displacement), all too often it feels like all control and hope are also lost. This session explores how Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed techniques can be used in group counseling to help adolescents rebuild hope and regain control when grief is viewed as an oppressive force by the client.
Assistant Professor of Counseling,
Northern Illinois University