Location: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Crime Victims Treatment Center Office Participants: Amie, Louise, Michael, and Sally
The design charrette exercise was a success. Amie and Michael brought two other therapists in different divisions and practice. Amie and Louise both work as trauma therapist, Michael has interactions with first comers who seek help and therapy for the first time, and Sally is a complimentary therapist who uses exercises to relieve certain parts of posttraumatic symptoms.
The exercise, although successful in gathering information and interaction, did not exactly follow the lesson plan for the design charrette. The initial interaction was more of a conversation with me taking notes and the therapists answering questions. At the half point of the session, they were each given note cards to write down words that are often used whether is be a feeling, emotion, or reaction. This was to get an idea of the vocabulary used daily during sessions by both patient and therapist. Ideas that came up during the design process were also introduced in gathering professional opinions