By: Paula B. Cox, Ed.S, NCSC & Farra O. Criswell, M.S., LPC
Therapeutic Interventions Using Non-Therapeutic Games: Behavior Basics for K-8 is a creative twist on the traditional practice of using games in therapy. This book takes games that everyone knows and loves and gives a concrete, hands-on example of behavioral strategies for children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. The sessions and activity pages can be used by anyone who is in the role of helping children determine appropriate behaviors.
The sections within this book are divided by the behavioral skill that is being taught, and the discussion topics provide a solid platform to base your session on. Also, a reproducible activity sheet is included at the end of each lesson. This book covers topics such as attending, organizational skills, following instructions, respecting others, impulsivity, taking responsibility, making decisions and teamwork.
About the Authors
Paula Cox, Ed.S., presently works as a School Counselor and as an Adjunct Instructor at Blue Mountain College in Mississippi. She has also worked in a Day Treatment program sponsored by the Department of Mental Health. Paula is currently completing a Doctoral Program in Counselor Education at the University of Mississippi and is completing requirements to become a School Psychometrist and a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Farra O. Criswell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi. She has worked as an adult Case Manager at a Community Mental Health Center. She also has experience as a Residential Therapist at an inpatient facility for children and adolescents. Farra has worked as an outpatient adult Therapist as well. Presently, Farra is working as a Therapist for a Community Mental Health Center in an Elementary school.
Softcover, 160 pages