Psychodramatists often use structured techniques for creating cohesion in psychotherapy groups, but process group psychotherapy is ordinarily unstructured. When one group member in an ongoing psychotherapy process group voiced her ambivalence about being in the group, the therapist introduced a structured exercise of a pen-and-paper sociogram and directed the sharing both forward and in reverse. The result was greater connectedness among group members, as well as increased liveliness and cohesion in the group as a whole. This article presents the use of this directed technique and discusses the rationale, the intervention, and the outcome.

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