Last Issue we asked:
Your client tells you that he often goes into Second Life to de-stress after a long day at work. He says he can “be himself”- a self that he cannot present to the real world. He asks you to join him in Second Life to meet his Avatar….What would you do?!
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Reply by Debbie Quackenbush
1) I would explore what it meant to him/her to change the venue. It seems unlikely that I would change venues, given that I wouldn’t likely go to someone’s home, if we started therapy in my office, etc, though I’m not as sure I can articulate why. I do believe that I would meet his avatar, however.
2) I would explore why he/she felt they couldn’t be “themselves” in the physical world, and what the SL avatar meant to that person.
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