As relative newcomers to the field, how do SCT researchers manage the pull to show off our brilliance (dominance), succumb to meaningless traditions (submission), or engage in productive give and take (cooperation)? We will look at these issues while updating the status of current research projects involving SCT.
Didactic, questions and answers, discussion | Open to All Levels | 2.0 CE Credits
After this workshop, the participant knows or can:
- Give a brief summary of the three current research projects involving various aspects of SCT
- Articulate one driving force and one restraining force involving the issues of dominance (one-up), submission (one-down) or cooperation (connectedness) in doing formal research
- Describe how an aspect of the theory underlying SCT led to an operational definition that was (or is) being tested in one of the research projects presented in the seminar
Dick Ganley, Ph.D., CGP, is the principal investigator of a research team that is designing a project to study the use of SCT for treating combat-related PTSD in veterans of our recent wars. He also holds a doctoral degree from Temple University in clinical psychology, has presented at major national conferences for the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as at numerous state and local conferences. In addition to the research project, Dick is working to develop a method for individual case studies that practitioners could use in their practices to help test SCT in real-world applications. Dick is also the Director of Research for SCTRI and a Licensed SCT Practitioner.
Rich On'Neill, Ph.D., FAClinP, CGP, ABPP, was the first Research Director for SCTRI and held this position for many years. He has published several articles on The Functional Subgrouping Questionnaire, which he worked on with Susan Gantt, Ph.D., and a number of other researchers. Rich is also the Director of Systems-Centered Training, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Psychiatry, where he is also a faculty member. Rich has many years of experience as a trainer at the SCTRI yearly conference.
Berry Trip, RPT, works as a CB trainer and work coach with patients who have "somatic unexplained complaints" in a Dutch healthcare company: Winnock. For the past 22 years he has worked as a group therapist in team environments with professionals from different healthcare backgrounds. This has led to an interest in investigating the similarities in differences (and visa versa) between professionals. Within the company Berry holds several positions on content development as well on organizational development. He organizes and presents workshops on different behavioral (chance) methods for healthcare and business professionals. During the last 4 years he has stepwise introduced several SCT methods into the work teams. In 2014 this resulted in a training project. Barry invited SCTRI to become involved in research on this project and together with an SCTRI international crew is investigating the effectiveness of these methods. The research group is using the TDS, Group Development Questionnaire (GDQ), Functional Subgrouping Questionnaire (FSQ-2) and demographic information, with data collected at several time points during the training project, and a hypothesis that training in SCT methods will influence the work meetings and decision making process in a positive way. In addition to his CBT work, Berry also is an MT member of KenKon, Integral Life & Training Centre where he practices and teaches Karate, Tibetan Meditation and QiGong.