Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Think about how long activity sessions should last for.Also be aware of the people taking part,and how long each can concentrate for.
Practical activities should not last longer than one and a half hours.During that time clients may need tn take a break. Encourage them to return to the activity afterwards.Social and projective activities are not normally longer than one hour.
Be aware of the need of individual clients. For instance be aware of a client who needs encouragement to successfully complete the activity,or a client who finds the activity too easy and is getting bored,and who needs an additional challenge.
Group leaders should make sure they have the material and equipment you need.Try to involve the clients in as much of the activity as possible.It may be that clients do not do things as quickly or neatly as the facilitator,but the aim of the activity is for clients to increase their skills.In a successful therapy programme attitude is crucial.It must be:
* Respectful of all.
* Welcoming contributions from everyone.* Not experienced as punishment.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Group leaders being actively involved in the activity with clients enables a number of things to happen,for instance.
*Opportunities for doing something together,talking will reinforce the therapeutic relationship.
*Reducing the us and them split.
Gives insight into how the activity is experienced. For instance is it enjoyable,is there enough equipment,is the environment comfortable,what part of the activity are difficult,what changes would make the activity work better.