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Creative Activities for Group Therapy

Creative Activities for Group Therapy Author Nina Brown
ISBN-10 9781136313363
Release 2013-04-02
Pages 224
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Leading a group is a delicate balancing act of tasks and dynamic group and individual factors, and the group leader’s expertise and skill are fundamental to maintaining this balance. However, no matter how competent and well-prepared the group leader is, there can be situations that present challenges that are not easily addressed, defy conventional interventions, or call for a different approach. The material presented in this book is intended to give group leaders evidence-based creative and inspirational tools, techniques, intervention strategies, and the like to address these dilemmas and difficult situations. They can also enhance members’ growth and development, stimulate self-exploration, assist to soothe and calm, and deepen and broaden thoughts and feelings. The creative activities included were selected because they do not require specialized training, are easy to implement, do not follow a particular theoretical perspective, and can be effective for both the individual and group as a whole. The major categories of expressive processes presented are fairy tales; drawing; writing; imagery and mindfulness; music; movement, exercise, dance, drama, and role play; and collage, flats, and scrapbooks. Each chapter will focus on one of these activities and is designed so that they can be completed in one session. The closing chapters will present applications for member’s concerns, group level challenges, and case examples of group dilemmas and suggested activities to address them.



The creative use of music in group therapy

The creative use of music in group therapy Author Tom Plach
ISBN-10 UVA:X004003643
Release 1996-04
Pages 71
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The creative use of music in group therapy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The creative use of music in group therapy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The creative use of music in group therapy book for free.



Occupational Therapy and Mental Health

Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Author Jennifer Creek
ISBN-10 9780702048760
Release 2011-11-29
Pages 620
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This book is a comprehensive textbook for occupational therapy students and occupational therapists working in the field of mental health. It presents different theories and approaches, outlines the occupational therapy process, discusses the context of practice and describes a wide range of techniques used by occupational therapists. These include physical activity, cognitive approaches, group work, creative activities, play and life skills. The book covers all areas of practice in the field, including mental health promotion, acute psychiatry, community work, severe and enduring mental illness, working with older people, child and adolescent mental health, forensic occupational therapy, substance misuse and working with people on the margins of society. The theory chapters are written by occupational therapists who are recognised experts in their fields and the applied chapters are written by practitioners. An innovation in this edition is the inclusion of commentaries by service users on some of the chapters. This fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated. The new structure reflects changes in service delivery and includes sections on: philosophy and theory base the occupational therapy process ensuring quality the context of occupational therapy occupations client groups. Important new areas that are covered include mental health promotion, evidence-based practice, community development and continuing professional development. Addresses the needs of the undergraduate course - covers all the student needs for this subject area in one volume. Links between theory and practice are reinforced throughout Written by a team of experienced OT teachers and practitioners Comprehensive - covers theory, skills and applications as well as management The clear structure with the division of chapters into six distinct sections makes it easy to learn and revise from as well as easy to refer to for quick reference in the clinical situation. Provides key reading and reference lists to encourage and facilitate more in-depth study on any aspect. It is written in a style that is easy to read and understand; yet there is enough depth to take students through to their final year of education. Chapters on the application of occupational therapy are written by practising clinicians, so they are up-to-date and realistic. For qualified occupational therapists, the book includes a review of current theories and approaches to practice, with references so that they can follow up topics of particualr interest. Suitable for BSc and BSc (Hons) occupational therapy courses.



Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger s Syndrome

Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger s Syndrome Author Judith Martinovich
ISBN-10 9781843108122
Release 2006
Pages 287
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Martinovich combines activities such as art making, drama, music, puppetry, yoga and photography with conventional cognitive behavioural interventions to support individuals with AS. The different activities complement and reinforce each other and are designed to address specific traits of the autism spectrum to aid skills development.



A Practical Guide to Art Therapy Groups

A Practical Guide to Art Therapy Groups Author Diane Fausek
ISBN-10 0789001365
Release 1997
Pages 114
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Are you in need of some variety and imagination for your art therapy repertoire? If so, this is the book for you! Diane Fausek's unique approaches, materials, and advice will inspire you to tap into your own well of creativity to design your own treatment plans. A Practical Guide to Art Therapy Groups lays out the ingredients and the step-by-step plans, but it's up to you to mix in your own caring and therapeutic skills to get the results you want. A Practical Guide to Art Therapy Groups is the only book of its kind. It gives you not only fresh ideas, but also specific directions on topic and material implementation. With the book's specific guidelines and practical advice, you will find planning therapeutic group sessions easier and less time-consuming. When struggling for ideas, you can turn to this book as a source for many appealing themes and issues, already organized and grouped together with compatible materials for your convenience. You will learn how to: interweave fabric techniques and collage with personal philosophies and challenges enhance sensory stimulation through collage use painting techniques to improve abstract thinking skills and the ability to find images develop collage techniques using both traditional and nontraditional materials employ nature objects that emphasize clients’own natural flaws and strengths use stencils and the individual's silhouette to focus thoughts and energies at self-definition and group dynamics Within this book, you'll find many successful treatment plans that have been used in long-term care settings with clients affected by Alzheimer's, stroke complications, geri-psychiatric conditions, and developmental disabilities. Each plan can be adapted to fit your particular setting and the needs of your clients. Whether you are a student, a counselor, an art therapist, or an activity director, A Practical Guide to Art Therapy Groups can help you provide innovative, fun, and therapeutic opportunities for your clients and open the doors to communication.



Women s Group Therapy

Women s Group Therapy Author Vera Sonja Maass, PhD
ISBN-10 0826173853
Release 2002-06-12
Pages 312
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Through the use of group therapy sessions, conducted within a cognitive-behavioral framework, the author explores the cultural, social and parental influences on women's lives. In-depth case studies and transcripts from the sessions illustrate the women's actual step-by step process in examining such issues as: Self-determination Motherhood as fulfillment Consequences of a two-career family Divorce Infidelity Competitiveness among women Identifying sources of power within and outside oneself



The CBT Art Activity Book

The CBT Art Activity Book Author Jennifer Guest
ISBN-10 9781784501686
Release 2015-09-21
Pages 144
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Explore complex emotions and enhance self-awareness with these 100 ready-to-use creative activities. The intricate, attractive designs are illustrated in the popular zentangle style and are suitable for adults and young people, in individual or group work. The worksheets use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and art as therapy to address outcomes including improved self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, anger management, coping with change and loss, problem solving and future planning. The colouring pages are designed for relaxing stress management and feature a complete illustrated alphabet and series of striking mandala designs.



Psychoeducational Groups

Psychoeducational Groups Author Nina W. Brown
ISBN-10 9781351689410
Release 2018-01-29
Pages 314
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With this 4th edition, Psychoeducational Groups remains the only comprehensive, user-friendly guide to planning, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating psychoeducational groups. The 4th edition expands the discussions about group leaders’ knowledge base, self-development, and techniques; best practices for group facilitation; and effective uses for group therapeutic factors. Substantial new material includes templates, scripts, and sample forms; suggestions for leader interventions for group and individual issues and difficulties; a social media policy; and the effectiveness of manualized and cyber/virtual groups.?



Group Process and Structure in Psychosocial Occupational Therapy

Group Process and Structure in Psychosocial Occupational Therapy Author Diane Gibson
ISBN-10 9781317773511
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 176
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Effective group leadership techniques are the focus of this practical, sound volume. Dedicated to assisting occupational therapy practitioners and students in understanding current theory and state-of-the-art techniques in group treatment, this functional book fills the gap left by existing literature and educational programs that focus mainly on diagnoses and task analysis. Highly skilled professionals examine the important concepts of group therapy--structural elements, such as goals, norms, group size, physical environment, and instructions that can be varied depending on the purpose, needs, and functional level of the client; the ability to guide and control process elements, such as spontaneous feedback; and the ability to support clients and help build a cohesive, safe group. Fascinating examples of innovative new group techniques--social skills game, mime group, and the use of robots--demonstrate how creative content can effectively combine structure and process in group treatment.



Art based Group Therapy

Art based Group Therapy Author Bruce L. Moon
ISBN-10 9780398079611
Release 2010
Pages 157
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Leading art therapy groups is often a challenge, but as Bruce Moon so eloquently describes in this book, making art in the context of others is an incredibly and almost inexplicably powerful experience. He writes, "Things happen for people in art therapy groups that really are almost magical." The author's approach is to simultaneously explore how this magic occurs while still honoring the mystery and power of interpersonal art making. Through the author's effective use of storytelling, the reader encounters the group art therapy experience, transcending the case vignette and didactic instruction. Through his personal disclosures and vivid descriptions of amalgamated clinical situations, the reader is invited into art therapy sessions and given access to the mind, the heart, and the soul of the therapist. The book helps group leaders answer such questions as: Should I have a directive? How structured should the group be and how open-ended? Do all the group members have to work on the same task or should they work individually? What do I say, when do I say it, and how should I say it? Do I have to use language at all? How is this particular project therapeutic? The author encourages the art therapist to not look outside for validation, but rather to look from within. By placing the art at the center of practice, Art-Based Group Therapy creates an explanatory model and rationale for group practice that is rooted in art therapy theory and identity. The book will be of benefit to students, practitioners, and educators alike. Using it as a guide, art therapy students may be more empowered to enter into the uncertain terrains of their practica grounded in a theory soundly based in their area of study. Practitioners will no doubt be encouraged, validated, and inspired to continue their work. Educators can employ the twelve principles, as they teach the basic theories and applications of group dynamics and processes. Advocates and practitioners must continually explain, evaluate, and communicate what they do; the author succeeds in establishing a framework that allows art therapists to communicate the value of their work in a language that is unique to art therapy.



The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens Author Lindsey Joiner
ISBN-10 0857004476
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 256
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For difficult or challenging children and teenagers in therapeutic or school settings, creative activities can be an excellent way of increasing enjoyment and boosting motivation, making the sessions more rewarding and successful for everyone involved. This resource provides over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers aged 5+. Employing a variety of expressive arts including art, music, stories, poetry and film, the activities are designed to teach social skills development, anger control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Also included are character education activities and ideas for conducting therapeutic day camps, including sample schedules and handouts. The activities can be used in many different settings with all ages, are flexible, and can be adapted for use with individuals or groups. Brimming with imaginative ideas, this resource will be invaluable to anyone working with children and teenagers, including school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists and teachers.



Group Psychotherapy Exercises at Hand Volume 3

Group Psychotherapy  Exercises at Hand   Volume 3 Author Vacir de Souza, LMHC, CAP, CFAE
ISBN-10 9781450278478
Release 2011-05-05
Pages 260
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Group Psychotherapy: Exercises at Hand is a three-volume series that provides concise, creative, and systematic approaches for beginners and seasoned professionals practicing group psychotherapy sessions. The customizable group session models apply and improve psychotherapy techniques by employing notes based on real-world settings. Each group session model provides valuable suggestions for group interactions, therapeutic interventions, and treatments. The Exercises at Hand series includes practical, reliable, and structured techniques and exercises that will enable you to • implement ready-to-use exercises in both outpatient and inpatient situations; • utilize innovative exercises for group psychotherapy sessions for professionals working in community mental health centers, hospitals, jails, group homes, shelters, or private settings; • conduct group psychotherapy sessions through uniquely organized topics and exercises; • set high standards for documentation using flexible and updated models of real group sessions. Group Psychotherapy: Exercises at Hand offers some of the best-organized materials available on the market. These volumes present an abundant collection of topics and exercises designed to cover the full spectrum of group psychotherapy. Each topic and corresponding exercise has been meticulously created and organized in a logical sequence to make your work as the group leader easy and effective. Enhance the progress of your patients by helping them gain better understanding about themselves and make positive changes in their lives.



Creative Art in Groupwork

Creative Art in Groupwork Author Jean Campbell
ISBN-10 0863884091
Release 2002
Pages 194
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Highly accessible, this manual contains 142 art activities developed specifically for use with groups of people of all ages.Activities include drawing, painting, collage and sculpture, covering themes such as relationships, emotions, culture, spirituality and celebrations.Each activity includes step-by-step instructions and information on the aim, suitable age range, time to allow, suggested group numbers and materials required.Includes a brief history and rationale of art in groupwork.



Creative Therapies

Creative Therapies Author Kim Atkinson
ISBN-10 0748733108
Release 2000
Pages 302
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The authors provide a comprehensive overview of the use of creative therapies with a focus on the role of the practice within occupational therapy but also with a wider awareness of its role within the more general context of the health care profession. The three-part structure allows the book to develop from the necessary theoretical discussions, moving on to the practical experience of using the media, and concluding with discussions of some of the professional issues surrounding the use of creative therapies. Throughout the book there is a strong link between the theory behind creative therapies and the practice within a range of different client groups, illustrated through the use of case studies.



A Practical Art Therapy

A Practical Art Therapy Author Susan Buchalter
ISBN-10 9781846420047
Release 2004-03-15
Pages 160
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It can be difficult to be spontaneous during every art therapy group. It is helpful to have a resource full of creative and inspiring ideas that can be utilized as needed. This broad-ranging collection of projects injects variety into art therapy sessions. A Practical Art Therapy is written in an easy-to-read format that is filled with practical creative experiences for therapists to use with individuals and groups. Chapters cover various media and methods, including murals, collages, sculpture and drawing, making it easily accessible for even the busiest therapist. Susan Buchalter includes practical art projects using everyday objects, and follows them through with a list of materials needed, a procedure plan and aims of the project. The creative exercises draw on situations and ideas that children and adults can relate to - for example, drawing wishes and goals, sculpting their own stress and creating a collage self-portrait. The author suggests ways of expanding art-making activities, such as drawing to music and creating personal logos. This book is suitable for those new to the arts therapies field, practising art therapists, counselors and social workers.



The Group Therapist s Notebook

The Group Therapist s Notebook Author Dawn Viers
ISBN-10 9781315457031
Release 2017-09-11
Pages 270
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Following in the footsteps of the successful first edition, The Group Therapist’s Notebook, Second Edition offers an all new collection of innovative ideas and proven interventions that will enhance any group therapy practice. Seasoned and up-and-coming experts provide field-tested activities, easy to reproduce handouts, and practical homework assignments for a variety of problems and population types. Each chapter is solidly grounded with a theoretical foundation and includes materials to gather for implementing the intervention, detailed instructions for use, suggestions for follow-up in successive meetings, contraindications for use, and resources for the client and therapist. With an added emphasis on instruction, real-world examples, and extension activities, this new resource will be a valuable asset for both beginning and established mental health practitioners, including counselor educators, social workers, marriage and family therapists, guidance counselors, prevention educators, peer support specialists, and other group facilitators.



The Art of Grief

The Art of Grief Author J. Earl Rogers
ISBN-10 9781135916596
Release 2011-02-10
Pages 322
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Art and other expressive therapies are increasingly used in grief counseling, not only among children and adolescents, but throughout the developmental spectrum. Creative activities are commonly used in group and individual psychotherapy programs, but it is only relatively recently that these expressive modalities have been employed within the context of clinical grief work in structured settings. These forms of nonverbal communication are often more natural ways to express thoughts and feelings that are difficult to discuss, particularly when it comes to issues surrounding grief and loss. Packed with pictures and instructional detail, this book includes an eight-session curriculum for use with grief support groups as well as alternative modalities of grief art therapy.