In this paper, the authors (Otto Laske, Alessandro Rossi) lay out a practical approach to integral counseling (part A) and consulting to teams (part B), based on the Constructive Developmental Framework (CDF). The main topic is how to combine interventions for strengthening developmental level and cognitive fluidity, seen as intrinsically related as well as mingled in practice. CDF tools are described as prompts that trigger evidence about the frame of reference based on which clients and teams think, feel, and make decisions. Theoretically, the proposed framework includes and transcends both Wilber’s quadrants and Bhaskar’s moments of dialectic, showing a path toward integral constellations work for which teachable and learnable pragmatic tools are presently hard to find. A Developmental Framework for Deep Listening and Thinking
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Hi Dr. Laske and the IDM Team!
Great article! I love the basic attitude of trying to mix the cognitive and emotional aspects of coaching together for great breadth and potential for impact. By contrast, when I hear of a CBT only Psychologist, or an EFT or Emotion-Focused only Counselor, or typically anyone calling themselves a Life Coach, I instantly know part of their professional schema is about cutting out lots of information and pigeon-holing clients into a limited set of solutions. The “oscillation” metaphor helps.
Anything that boosts team experience or effectiveness is top of list for me, so seeing the goal of “collaborative intelligence” for teams is top notch. If thinking of team members’ own dialectics they employ and then teaching those 4 thought forms can help boost self-awareness, I’ll start trying it with my own team coaching clients. The the complexity stages of Pointing Out, Elaborating, and Linking are probably more similar to the techniques of my “Core Self” Coach training (via the stages of the “Coaching Arc”).
Looking to more great content on teams!
dear Robert, sorry to find your reply only now (Nov. 30). Coaching is only one of the many fields in which working from a broadened notion of “thinking”, such as dialectical thinking, could be a big step forward. You’ll find more of my work on dialectical thinking in the November issue of ILR, and a review of the article you refer to by John Stewart, in the previous ILR issue (Summer 2016). Perhaps we could skype sometime about collaborating about a dialectical-thinking program for professionals? Write to email@example.com. (My website, http://www.interdevelopmentals.org, was hacked and is still not accessible).