If you are like me, you sometimes get antsy in sessions. I think our clients like to move around a bit too, especially kids, teens, and families. I have developed several programs where we use activities to meet therapeutic goals. But somethings, it is not always possible to get clients out sailing or hiking.
I did a series of videos for our local community college. These show how to build teams within the classroom, but these are some of the same activities that I use in my counseling private practice with my clients, families, and students.
Group Therapy Exercise 1: Comfort, Growth, and Panic
Group Therapy Exercise 2: The Handshake
Group Therapy Exercise 3: Group Juggle
Group Therapy Exercise 4: The Train
Group Therapy Exercise 5: Piranha River
Group Therapy Exercise 6: Communication Breakdown
Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC is a counselor that helps angry kids, frustrated parents, and distant couples. He also helps counselors to grow their private practice through identifying their strengths, skills, and showing those in their marketing. To link to Joe’s Google+ follow the link.
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