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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.



Creative Therapy

Creative Therapy Author Jane Dossick
ISBN-10 1568871031
Release 2006
Pages 103
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52 clinically tested therapeutic exercises with instructions and drawings for use in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings and with special clinical populations. Each exercise offers explicitly stated therapeutic goals and each is accompanied by a worksheet that can be copied for individual clients and group members. These exercises help individual clients and groups develop interactive skills, encourage less verbal individuals to contribute to group interactions, and facilitate group cohesiveness. (Useful for every stage of group development – effective with older children, adolescents, and adults.)



103 Group Activities and Treatment Ideas Practical Strategies

103 Group Activities and Treatment Ideas   Practical Strategies Author Judith A. Belmont
ISBN-10 9780979021800
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 153
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This book assists in breaking through treatment resistance and defensiveness. Dozens of reproducible handouts, experiential activities, exercises, self-discovery tools and more are included.



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



Creative Therapy

Creative Therapy Author Angela Hobday
ISBN-10 1854332570
Release 1998-04-08
Pages 158
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Containing over 50 activities (exercises, worksheets and games) which can be used in working with children, adolescents or families, this text aims to encourage creativity in therapy and assist in talking with children to facilitate change.



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.



Activities for Adolescents in Therapy

Activities for Adolescents in Therapy Author Susan T. Dennison
ISBN-10 UVA:X004140940
Release 1998
Pages 246
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This "how to do it" book has been written primarily for experienced group clinicians-social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and school counselors. However, it may also be adapted for use by other experienced helping professionals who work with troubled adolescents in group settings, such as art therapists, special education teachers, recreation therapists, and speech/language pathologists. Although the activities are intended for groups, modifications can easily be made for use in individual therapy.



Therapy Games

Therapy Games Author Alanna Jones
ISBN-10 0966234154
Release 2013-08-05
Pages 272
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In this book, you will find 102 new and exciting ways to turn ordinary games into Therapy Games. Each game used in the book comes with five or more ways to make simple changes that create a new and unique therapeutic experience. In addition to the 102 game options, there's also a section on how playing the game itself without any changes can have therapeutic value. Turn the following games into various new Therapy Games: Apples to Apples; Operation; Taboo; Chutes and Ladders; Monopoly; Jenga; Let's Go Fishin; Jigsaw Puzzles; Cards and Dice; and more.



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.



Art Therapy Exercises

Art Therapy Exercises Author Liesl Silverstone
ISBN-10 1846426936
Release 2009-01-15
Pages 112
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This accessible book comprises a collection of 80 tried-and-tested exercises, with guidelines for applying them and advice for devising new ones. Liesl Silverstone offers a variety of exercises for a diverse and multicultural client base, such as guided fantasies, one-to-one and group work focusing on the group dynamic, and some examples of working with adults with learning difficulties and children. Focusing on the non-directive, non-interpretive person-centred approach to art therapy, this inspirational book is the perfect complement to Art Therapy – The Person-Centred Way, also by Liesl Silverstone and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Art Therapy Exercises is an invaluable book for art therapists and art therapy students, counsellors, psychotherapists and all professionals working in the field of human development.



150 More Group Therapy Activities Tips

150 More Group Therapy Activities   Tips Author Judith A. Belmont
ISBN-10 1683730151
Release 2016-09-01
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150 More Group Therapy Activities Tips has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 150 More Group Therapy Activities Tips also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 150 More Group Therapy Activities Tips book for free.



Art Activities for Groups

Art Activities for Groups Author Diane Fausek-Steinbach
ISBN-10 1882883489
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 166
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This volume provides therapists and activity leaders with 48 interesting and innovative art activities for groups with different cognitive levels and physical abilities.



101 Interventions in Group Therapy

101 Interventions in Group Therapy Author Scott Simon Fehr
ISBN-10 9780415882163
Release 2010
Pages 577
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Every clinician looks for the most effective interventions to apply in group therapy. 101 Interventions in Group Therapy gives practitioners exactly what they are looking for - effective interventions in a clear, simple, reader-friendly format. This comprehensive yet concise guide provides 101 short chapters written by 78 leading well-recognized practitioners explaining step-by-step exactly what to do to provide an effective intervention when something arises in group therapy. Each easy-to-learn intervention is profound in nature and has been shown effective in practice by the author of the chapter. Foreword by J. Scott Rutan.



250 Brief Creative Practical Art Therapy Techniques

250 Brief  Creative   Practical Art Therapy Techniques Author Susan Buchalter
ISBN-10 168373095X
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 218
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Creative, quick & powerful! When a client walks into the therapy room they don't know what to expect, feeling anxious, unsure and perhaps fearful. Brief, art therapy warm-ups are the perfect way to break the ice and get clients feeling comfortable, less inhibited and motivated to participate in individual or group therapy. These 250 art exercises increase self-esteem, self-awareness and a feeling of success in artistic expression and communication, allowing clients to engage in therapeutic exercises without judgment. Using simple materials like paper, pencils and markers, these techniques can be immediately implemented in your practice. Art techniques based in: Mindfulness CBT Self-Compassion Useful for clients dealing with: Anxiety Stress Low self-esteem Relationship issues Life changes



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.



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 Family Therapy Techniques

Creative Family Therapy Techniques Author Liana Lowenstein
ISBN-10 0968519962
Release 2010
Pages 313
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Bringing together an array of highly creative contributors, this comprehensive resource presents a unique collection of assessment and treatment techniques. Contributors illustrate how play, art, drama, and other approaches can effectively engage families and help them resolve complex problems. Practitioners from divergent theoretical orientations, work settings, or client specialisations will find a plethora of stimulating and useable clinical interventions in this book.