"How many use SCm?"
Creative people might try an idea because it seems to solve a pressing problem. They do not ask if others have applied it. They use it as a tip that they can use themselves. They want to strengthen something that they were already engaged in, to continue growing.
When uncreative people hear about a new method, they instantly ask: ”How many are using it?” When they hear that many already are using it, they dare to try it.
I do not despise those who aren’t creative. Routines do give safety. I do not, however, want to give them the figures that one gets when asking students about bullying in questionnaires.
It is more fun to spend time with creative persons. I can support them if they want to hold their own courses and carry SCm on after conducting some fieldwork.
The creative do still need some confirmation that they are not too unusual so that they get excluded from the average crowds’ society. I generally tell such persons that ”Pikas method” has been used by teachers and school personnel since the 1970s but that I do not know if they have performed SCm my way or if they have develop it further.
I usually tell the creative persons (who often have the energy to search on the Internet): to enter the words Shared Concern method Anatol Pikas in a search engine such as Google. This will give you a few hundred references but please remember that I myself have not published anything since the article “New Developments of the Shared Concern method. School Psychology International. Vol. (3):307-326, 2002. The reason for this is that I have been busy with working in the field and also completing an English manual which theme is just what I suggest many times at this website: how many think that they use SCm when they are in fact using PCm, the Persuasive Coercion method. Please note that this isn’t a complaint for lacking in "orthodoxy "; my attitude is: use your versions, I’m grateful if you mention the origin. If you would like to discuss the matter, I encourage it. Let’s compare the different versions of "Pikas PCm/SCm".
There are already so many users that I only choose to comment on one of them. It is the Australian Ken Rigby, professor at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, who has made an instruction video about SCm. Rigby’s film is a commercial product that can be aquired at http://www.readymade.com.au/method/index.htm
Rigby, who have published several books about bullying himself, mention me as the method’s originator and correctly state that those who played the bullying therapist have participated in my courses. He does however use the term "Method of Shared Concern" which liberates me from saying that Rigby hasn’t described my Shared Concern method correctly. He has his own version but it seems similar to the PCm/SCm that I used in the 1970s, before the paradigm shift, before the focus of the common concern.
I encourage you all to read more about PCm/SCm on the Internet! I would however like to debate other methods with those of you that have tried PCm (SCm) for dealing with suspected bullying.