Traffic is dangerous if there’s no structure or you’re sleeping

Sometimes I meet staff who have entered into a heightened safety awareness. They describe the people they work with as being dangerous and are constantly on their guard. They might remove anything that you could hurt yourself with or that might be thrown. I do not deny that people with …

On altruistic punishment

Often when I speak with staff in care, psychiatry or schools they describe that they have been forced to lead a person away or to restrain someone in order to protect the others. Often, but not always, they are aware that the person they handled didn’t benefit from the intervention, …

The skill ceiling

Some years ago I started using a concept that I think makes sense. I realised that when I got questions in my guidance groups that I could immediately answer I had no problem sticking to good methods. But when I got questions that I did not have any immediate answers …