Have you ever thought of doing art therapy with your sensory child? It’s a wonderful way for them to express themselves and work through some of the emotions they’re experiencing.
The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula
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+.
Using a variety of techniques which make use of art, music, stories, poetry and film, the activities teach social skills development, anger control strategies, conflict resolution, positive thinking skills, and many other therapeutic 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 book will be invaluable to anyone working with children and teenagers, including school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists and teachers.
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About the Author
Lindsey Joiner is a Positive Behavior Specialist with Meridian Public School District in Meridian, MS. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and National Certified School Counselor. She is also a Board Qualified Supervisor for the Mississippi Board for Licensed Professional Counselors. She is a member of the Mississippi Counseling Association and has served as secretary for the organization from 2008 to 2010. Lindsey has received the following professional honors: Outstanding New Counselor of the Year, Mississippi Counseling Association Emerging Leader, and Outstanding Education Graduate Student.
Lindsey is a graduate of Mississippi State University. She has an educational specialist degree in school counseling, a master’s degree in community counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in educational psychology. She holds an educator’s license with endorsements in guidance counseling, vocational counseling, and special education. She is currently completing requirements for the school psychometry endorsement. Joiner has experience in both the school and community setting working with children and teens from preschool through high school with a wide variety of behavioral, emotional, and mental concerns. She has served as Day Treatment Supervisor where she supervised master’s level therapists conducting group therapy and coordinated curriculum for the programs. Lindsey has also served as an adjunct professor for the Counselor Education Department at Mississippi State University (Meridian Campus).
Lindsey is the author of The Big Book of Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts Based Activities and Character Education Curricula. The book was published in October 2011. Her most recent book, The Big Book of Even More Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts Based Activities and Character Education Curricula was published in November 2015.