by Susan Pinn-Atkinson & Jenny Woolloff
Based around 30 themes, this practical resource provides flexible and adaptable ideas for groupwork sessions.
p>Based around 30 themes, this practical resource provides flexible and adaptable ideas for groupwork sessions.
The themes:Can be adapted and developed to match the exact needs and interests of the participants;
Aim to generate and inspire group facilitators to think broadly and creatively, and to feel confident in using the culture and history of their geographical area to enrich the work they do with participants;
Enable participants to explore, develop and reflect upon their hidden, unidentified or unacknowledged strengths, transferable skills and knowledge;
Have a variety of alternative or additional ideas, and many are accompanied by worksheets;
Include: colour; television soaps; homes; summer; vision; hearing; numbers; emotions; maps - and many more.
Introduction; Information for facilitators; How to use themes; Theme titles
Occupational therapists, social workers, teachers, probation officers, mental health or learning disability nurses, support workers in statutory or voluntary social care agencies, and anyone else working with special needs groups.
About the authors
Susan Pinn-Atkinson is a qualified teacher and counsellor. She has extensive experience in working creatively with groups in special education with both adults and young people enabling them to increase their skills, confidence and self-esteem. She has a particular interest in working with people with Autism and their families. Susan is currently working as a counsellor in Mental Health services for a NHS Trust in Yorkshire. Jenny Woolloff is a qualified Senior Occupational Therapist who has worked in both mental health and physical settings. Prior to Occupational Therapy, she worked in a variety of posts with adults with learning disabilities.
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