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Journal #11: Creativity Is Key

Updated: Mar 9

I don’t know if I’m the only one, but lately, I have been flying off the seat of my pants in my sessions. That is, I have not had the time to plan for sessions.

Further, sometimes we just get into a lull with clients, particularly children clients I think. I think I am in a lull with a few clients.

If any of you are like me, I am writing this to bring us back to basics a bit.

First Things First, Please Share Your Favorite Interventions

Please share your interventions here or on Instagram. If I get enough suggestions, I can make a video or new post.

Any and All Role Plays

Kids in particular do well with made-up scenarios. I do it often to explore their feelings, thoughts, and coping skills (ie “what would Johnny feel if ___?”). But also I’ve been having fun making up superhero problems using my clients’ favorite heroes. I do this to help them practice coping skills or to team them skills like problem solving skills.

Regular Games, New Twists

Lately, I’ve been using my old games with new twists. For one example, I play Spot It with a lot of clients, but one day I decided to challenge my client to tell me a coping skill every time he got a point. He had fun and I’ve been using it a lot.

Utilize Worksheets

Therapist Aid has plenty of worksheets. I also recommend checking this post out: Online Resources for Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals

Regularly Checking In With Colleagues.

Plain and simple, we can’t share resources if not given the opportunity to do so. So ask ask ask for any suggestions or recommendations.

Please let me know what kind of articles you’d like to see in the future!Check me out on Instagram @eagersocialworker for post updates!

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