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I am looking for expientail conponents that can be used during a presentation relating to use of computers in TR services and presentation on diversity(African American)
karen
USA Ithaca college Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 08:51:23 (CDT)

I am starting up a volunteer group in a psych day program. I need suggestions so that I could have a successfull placement.
cindy clark
Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 14:41:33 (CDT)
I need some activities to put in my note book for a TR class that I have. Any suggestions that would have for me?
TaWanda Edwards
Winston-Salem, NC USA Winston-Salem State University Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 20:26:17 (CDT)
I have a problem I have to conduct a group session which I will be graded on about trust and am really stuck for some original ideas and I was wondering if someone out there could give me some ideas
stephanie
Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 04:55:05 (CDT)
was looking for ideas on writing letters for donations, and group activities thanks great site
pat andersen
Monday, September 20, 1999 at 16:45:40 (CDT)
I have no suggestions at this time but am desperatly looking for help. this is my fist time working in the field after graduating 20yrs ago thanks
amy dematthew
racine, wi USA all saints medical center Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 12:28:24 (CDT)
Hi,I work at a day treatment program for schizophrenics. I would appreciate any creative ideas for group work. Also, I would like any suggestions for books with activities.
Cristy U.
Miami, FL USA Friday, September 17, 1999 at 20:01:15 (CDT)
Hi, I work in a Partial Hospitalization Day Treatment Program with children from the ages of 6 to 14. The treatment we use is Positive Peer Culture. I am looking for new activites and cooperative games, especially for the older students. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.
Kelley Jones
Groveport, OH USA Hannah Neil Center for Children Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 21:39:58 (CDT)
I work at a day treatment program for the mentally ill.I'm looking for some ideas.
kathy r.
Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 17:23:24 (CDT)
Im an activity therapist working in a mental health daytreatment area. Would love to receive group ideals on ADLs, recreation, social interaction, anything to help me do a better job of helping my clients.
Jeff Maxwell
HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas USA Small Group Work Therapy Monday, September 06, 1999 at 20:21:39 (CDT)
I work in a mental health day tx program, needing new ideas to form a new group. currently I do a life skills group, community reentry, therapeutic games, relaxation. i'm draggin', need some new ideas!!!
Beth Shupert
, USA Monday, September 06, 1999 at 12:04:13 (CDT)
I would like to find out more information on how to effectively run groups with clients who are primarily diagnosed a schizophrenia.
Jacqui thornicroft
Thursday, September 02, 1999 at 14:06:13 (CDT)
I am trying to find some group activities for persons suffering with schizophrenia.
Jacqui thornicroft
Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 15:21:42 (CDT)
The nursing home I work in recently opened up a rehabilitation unit, which I am responsible for. I find it very different programming for this population compared to the long term units. I have had little luck getting these residents to participate in activities. Does anyone have any suggestions on what programs may work in a rehabilitation setting?
Gina Chase
USA Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 15:58:17 (CDT)
IN LEISURE COUNSELING DISCUSS AND HELP RESIDENTS SEE LEISURE AS A PERSONAL RESOURCE AND HELP THEM SEE THE VALUE OF MAKING POSITIVE CHOICES ABOUT THEIR USE AND OUTCOMES OF LEISURE EXPERIENCES BY THEMSELVES AND WITH OTHERS.`
ted muilenburg
so chas, wva USA WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE Friday, August 13, 1999 at 21:38:00 (CDT)
Currently I am doing my internship for an acute care psychiatry/psychology department. As a major project, I am working on developing a new leisure assessment for incoming patients. I am just curious to receive any feedback from other professionals (i.e. what assessments are being used, what works, and what doesn't). I would appreciate any suggestions or opinions that anybody may have to offer!
Kara Tweten
Rochester, MN USA Mayo Clinic- Department of Psychiatry and Psychology Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 14:57:00 (CDT)
Does anyone have any ideas about sessions (activities or leisure education)to implement to a group of women about specific issues surrounding women and recreation? Eg day care, transportation etc...
Carolynne Russell
Toronto, Ontario Canada The Donwood Institute-Drug and Alcohol Rehab Cantre Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 17:19:30 (CDT)
Have functional outcomes to your group. Develop guidelines that allow for diversity in the goup
MaryBeth M Mishler
Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 12:48:57 (CDT)
chronic mental ill attending rehabilitatio day tx.,community based program
velma craven
wagoner, oklahoma USA nsu Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 13:40:19 (CDT)
I work with a adolescent males in a residential treatment setting. We are getting ready to start up a social skills group and I am looking for any suggestions, topics, or activities. Thank-you!I am also interested in finding some new processing techniques to use in groups or after a community outings. If any one has any ideas or suggestions please let me know. Thanks again!
Jill Dunbar
USA Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 17:00:43 (CDT)
Conflict Resolution
Vince Naseem
Maple Hieghts, Ohio USA Applewood Centers Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 23:28:47 (CDT)
Social Skills groups and or processing techniques
Jill Dunbar
Annapolis, MD USA Edgemeade Center Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 13:23:22 (CDT)
adolesecnece boys, longterm inpatient chronically mentally ill
DENNY SIPE
Logansport, Indiana USA Indiana Wesleyan University Friday, May 07, 1999 at 13:16:41 (CDT)
I am a Recreation Therapist working specifically working with adult psychiatric patients. The primary diagnoses are schizoaffective disorder - bipolar type, major depression, and substance abuse. We are going to begin a new class called Life Skills, in which we would like to cover the following topics: budgeting, community situations, cooking & cleaning, shopping & price comparision, nutrition, home maintenance, completing necessary forms (housing, food stamps, etc.), finding employment & completing necessary forms (job applications, etc.), dressing for success, transportation, use of the telephone book to locate community resources, increasing self esteem, setting & acheiving goals, managing stress & anger, getting enough sleep, support systems (family, support groups, etc.), compliance with medication & treatment, leisure education, self medication & medication questions, problem solving & appropriate decision making skills. I have some information / activities for a few of these topics, but I am in need of more. If anyone has any information or session plans for any of these topics, please send them to me. Thank you very much.
Melissa L. Hunt, CTRS
Wichita Falls, Texas USA Vernon-Wichita Falls State Hospital Monday, May 03, 1999 at 11:36:28 (CDT)
I need help with info on medicaid waiver for billing for TR services for children/adolescents with SED/EBD. It is a relatively new program for children with serious emotional disturbances. The biggest need is for therapeutic social and recreational activities.Most kids on Medical Assistance some with private health insurance.
Renee Backlund
Moorhead , MN USA MHRSC Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 21:52:34 (CDT)
I need theme ideas for every month, such as Give of Yourself Week, Make a diffrence day, etc... I ran out of them. I work with 12-17, I kind of need mature ideas.
Patricia Evans
Long Beach, CA USA Harbor View Adolescent Center Friday, April 16, 1999 at 16:04:06 (CDT)
I need theme ideas for every month, such as Give of Yourself Week, Make a diffrence day, etc... I ran out of them. I work with 12-17, I kind of need mature ideas.
Patricia Evans
Long Beach, CA USA Harbor View Adolescent Center Friday, April 16, 1999 at 16:03:37 (CDT)
info need for activities to overcome leisure barriers
Eric
Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 13:45:37 (CDT)
I work at a state ran mental health center. I have adults. Population includes forensics, suicidal, depressed, borderline, schizophrenics, substance abusers with mental problems(MISA), eating disorders, etc. I run a Creative Awareness group, GROW (a support group for anyone with mental problems that was started in Australia), Recreation Leisure Studies group, as well as plan numerous special events. Creative Awareness uses a variety of art material, music, drama, writing skills, etc. to aid consumers to get in touch with their feelings and to look at what they need to change and what their good assets are.
Bev Noble
Lincoln, Illinois USA McFarland Mental Health Center Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 08:47:42 (CST)
Winslow Press have some great groupwork titles including: Creative Action Methods in Groupwork By A Hickson, The Groupwork Manual by A Hickson and Creative Drama by S Jennings. These are full of 100's of suggested activities.
andii
London, UK Tie Tours Monday, March 29, 1999 at 15:15:36 (CST)
Hi! I am a CTRS who is currently working in an Assisted living Community as a Recreation DIrector. I am having troublegetting my Alzheimer residents engaged in arts and crafts activities. They either fall asleep, cannot participate independently or cannot stay engaged due to restlessness or wandering...any ideas?? HElP!!
Amy Wagner
Front Royal, Virginia USA Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 20:34:08 (CST)
Hi, I am a T.R. student and I am looking for suggestions for a group activity that is aimed at a group of 14 college students going through a transitional period, e.g., graduation, lack of time, employment concerns etc. I am going to be the last student to conduct my session, so my focus will be on the termination stage. If anyone has any suggestions please email me.Thank you,Kelly
Kelly Miller
Philadelphia, Pa USA Temple University Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 19:29:55 (CST)
I was recently hired (a week ago) as a Rec. Therapist for a day treatment program within an alternative education program. The program is less than 2 years old a curriculum has not been established yet. I am looking for suggestions for this program.
Christie
La Crosse, WI USA Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 18:32:06 (CST)
Trust building activities for troubled teens.
millie
Hartland, MI USA Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 20:02:47 (CST)
Last week, we did a group activity, that took the sense of sight.We blind folded students, and had them walk down a hallway full of emergency cones and garbage canes.It was fun & its a great way to experience sight deprivation.
Ronald Smith
Baton Rouge, LA USA Southern Univ. Grad. Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 15:25:05 (CST)
INFORMATION ABOUT GROUP WORK
MAYRA JEFFERS
BRONX, NEW YORK USA Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 16:57:52 (CST)
I am working with 24 adolescent males court ordered to SA treatment. They have to attend groups daily and many of them are both resistant and disruptive mainly because they dont want to be in treatment. Any sugestions for getting them involved and interested so that they do not keep the other clients from getting the most out of treatment?!?!?Thanks!
Nicole
Carbondale, IL USA Gateway Foundation Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 10:31:49 (CST)
i need some suggestions in regards to group work for the stimulation of the elderly
sylvia schedewitz
USA seneca college king campus Friday, February 05, 1999 at 07:15:25 (CST)
Looking to touch base with anyone working in a MHRC. In the planning stages, curious about recreational therapy program, staffing, vocational emphasis, etc.Thank you.
Karen
Fresno, CA USA Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 22:40:30 (CST)

Hello- I have just started an ET post within an adolescent psychiatric residential hospital. The population that I am to be working with include mostly teenage boys with sexual perpretration issues, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. I would greatly appreciate an ideas for initiative, teambuilding, and cooperative games/ activities that other TR's or ET's have found to be effective with this population. Thank You.
Soma
Colorado Springs, Colorado USA Cedar Springs Hospital Monday, January 25, 1999 at 21:20:33 (CST)

I am in the process of putting together a day-habilitation program for a group of individuals with developmental delays who are not yet served in our area. Anyone have any ideas on how to get started? I am still unsure of many of the particulars, ie: who, where, budget, etc. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has started anything similar! Nancy G.
Nancy Gavel
Portland, Maine USA The Center for Therapeutic Recreation Monday, January 25, 1999 at 11:59:03 (CST)
I recently took over a activity director position for two nursing homes. The activity staff have never had the opportunity to work with a recreational therapist and have had no training in leading activities, writing asessments and documentation. I would like to do an all day training in these areas but need some direction on developing and implementing this educational workshop.
connie latham
roseville, mi USA henry ford health system Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 16:19:29 (CST)
looking for othopedic and SCI standards of practice...basically ideas that are performed at your facility. thank you
paul w. dunning
syracuse, ny USA university hospital at syracuse Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 14:15:48 (CST)
I am looking for information on providing TR services on a hospital based SNF unit. We are in the planning phase for a new unit and need info. on reimbursement and justification for utilizing TR services. We are part of a large teaching hospital and in the same dept. as PT and OT. THANKS!
Alice L. Williams
Galveston, Texas USA The University of Texas Medical Branch Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 14:15:17 (CST)
Looking for ideas on running a high school group for children of alcoholics. New group, just starting. Small number of kids. I'd like to do fun and interesting activities or projects that will help the group bond while still addressing important COA issues in a non-threatening way.
Sue Deep
USA Wesley Academy Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 08:57:41 (CST)

THE HOSPITAL I AM EMPLOYED AT IS CURRENTLT A SNF FACILTY AND IS IN THE PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR MHRC LICENSE. I CURRENTLY HOLD THE POSITION OF A REHAB ACTIVITY LEADER OR SPECIALIST. I AM ASKING FOR INPUT OR INFORMATION THAT WILL ASSIST ME IN IMPLEMENTING THE PSYCH REHAB MODEL AND WHAT TYPES OF GROUPS OR ACTIVITIES WILL BE BENEFICIAL IN ASSISTING THE CLIENTS IN THIS CHANGE AS WELL. MY CURRENT GROUPS OF INTEREST ARE ILLNESS AWARENESS, STRESS MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY LIVING SKILLS. ALSO THE NEWEST GROUP EXTENDED IS READINESS ASSESSMENT AND DISCHARGE PLANNING. ANY THOUGHTS OR IDEAS TO OFFER ARE CERTAINLY WELCOME. SATURDAY JANUARY 9TH, 1999 E-MAIL ADDRESS IS:ANGUS87*WEBTV.NET
MRS. ANGELA SALGADO
NEWARK, CA USA VILLA FAIRMONT MENTAL HEALTH CENTER Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 00:27:22 (CST)

Allow the group to be a major part of the decision making and planning process. The leader is the one who gets things going.
Brenda Betsch
Bend, OR USA Oliver's House- Group Home/Respite Care/After School Care - Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 15:03:30 (PDT)

I work in an adolescent psychiatric unit. This age group is new to me, and I could use some activity suggestions. As for my suggestions, be positive and encouraging, stating,"It's time for group," rather than, "Who's going?"
Linda Mayhugh, CTRS
Honolulu, HI USA Kahi Mohala Hospital - Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 00:51:19 (PDT)

I work in an adult male drug and alcohol rehab center. I'm tailoring my RT program to the concept of self-efficacy. However, I'm having difficulty finding appropriate recreational/experiential activities to help my cts understand the concept and increase their own efficacy. If anyone has any suggestions regarding appropriate activities, please contact me. Thanks.
Charmaine O'Donnal
Salt Lake City, UT USA First Step House-substance abuse tx center - Monday, July 20, 1998 at 21:50:35 (PDT)

Do you know about this new book:The Groupwork Manaulby Andy Hicksonpublished by Winslow Press, Bicester, UK. 1997This book is intended for anyone who runs or participates in group sessions.
Andy Hickson
London, UK TIE TOURS - Friday, December 26, 1997 at 07:23:18 (PST)

TAKE MAGAZINES AND CUT OUT PICTURES THAT DEPICT PARTS OF EACH CLIENTS LIVES , SAY...ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO. THEN 15 YEARS AGO. THEN TEN. FIVE. LAST YEAR. AND PRESENT. GLUE THEM ALL TO A LARGE PIECE OF COMSTRUCTION PAPER...MAKING A COLLAGE DEPICTING THE LAST 20 YEARS. WHERE YOU WERE THEN, WHERE YOU ARE NOW AND THE PATH YOU TRAVELED TO GET THERE. THEN, SHOW & TELL. ENJOY :)
KEN WITTIG
SPRING HILL, FL USA THE HARBOR - Wednesday, September 03, 1997 at 17:30:08 (PDT)

When I work with children, I let them have as much responsiblity during groups as possible, they feel like they are contributing and are as much a part of the group as the leader. Make leader tags and put them on their shirts, give them rewards, etc.
Amanda Cameron
USA Grand Valley State University - Friday, July 18, 1997 at 20:30:50 (PDT)

After facilitating many relationship building groups for parents having troubles with their teenagers, I have now found the most effective approach is creating a group envirnoment where the teenagers and parents learn from each other in the same group. The result is dramatic and effective.
Andrew King
SYDNEY, N Australia Burnside (Child Welfare) - Wednesday, May 21, 1997 at 06:52:28 (PDT)

I often like to wind up a group by asking one person to "say 3-4 sentences that will synopsize what we have discussed/learned today" It gives the group members a chance to have the last word. Sometimes the wrap-up is VERY interesting. Try It!!!!
Carol Pothier
Binghamton, NY USA Binghamton Psych Center - Wednesday, April 23, 1997 at 19:04:49 (PDT)

If no one in the group is willing to discuss issues, instead of trying to pull teeth, adjourn the group. Next session it is likely that someone will have an issue to discuss
Jonathan D. Krueger, L.C.S.W.
Greeley, CO USA North Range Behavioral Health - Sunday, April 06, 1997 at 09:02:41 (PDT)

I know this idea isn't brilliant but maybe it will help others. I was having trouble working with a group of male patients age 7-12. I decided to split the boys into two groups; 7-10 and 11-12. The positive effect was immediate and helped each group to function better. If you have the same problem try it, it may work for you.
eric j. geller
bluebell, pa USA Northwest Center - Sunday, July 28, 1996 at 20:41:44 (PDT)

If a patient asks, "Is this activity going to be fun?," I respond, "I'm not that powerful to make you have fun. I can only give you the opportunity to have fun. It's up to you to choose to have fun or not."
Charlie Dixon
Morgantown, WV USA Chestnut Ridge Hospital - Sunday, April 14, 1996 at 00:13:28 (PDT)

If a client responds to my prompt to share and he begins to talk directly to me, I stop him and encourage him to speak to everyone in the group.
Charlie Dixon
Morgantown, WV USA compuTR - Saturday, March 23, 1996 at 23:34:08 (PST)

When working with highly energitic kids, I encourgage the use of self control. As an example, if the volume of the group becomes too loud, I stop the group and remind them about personal control in managing the loudness of the group. To help them, I might suggest a logical reason why they need to keep the volume down. I then might suggest that there is an imaginary hospital nearby and each of us has to speak softly to keep from disturbing the patients.
Charles Dixon
Morgantown, WV USA compuTR - Saturday, March 23, 1996 at 23:27:57 (PST)

 

 

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