9781560328643

Sticking Together: Experiential Activities For Family Counselling

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    9781560328643

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    1560328649

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-11-01
  • Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS

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Summary

Experiential Family Counseling is an action-oriented approach to family therapy. Through the use of structured games, physical challenges, intellectual exercises, and guided activities, therapists can gain incredible insight into the behaviors and responses that contribute to or perpetuate a family's identified problems. While traditional treatment methods can get bogged down in verbal sparring between family members as they attempt to isolate problematic issues in an attempt to solve them, experiential therapy calls for families to work together to succeed in overcoming obstacles placed before them. Because the activities are designed as metaphors for the family's own problems, counselors are given the opportunity to help them practice solutions that can be utilized in their daily interactions and experiences. InSticking Together, Jaclyn Gerstein has provided therapists and family counselors with a wonderful tool for implementing experiential therapy in their own practices. In addition toa thoughtful overview of the uses and benefits of such unique techniques, she also provides detailed plans for developing experiential counseling sessions. With an easy to use, perforated format,Sticking Togetheroffers detailed descriptions of check-in, warm-up, and follow-up activities for therapists, plus an extensive selection of experiential family-building initiatives that will introduce "fun" into the vocabulary of family therapy.

Author Biography

Jackie S. Gerstein, Ed.D., L.P.C.C., has been a counselor and experiential educator for over twenty years. She currently teaches in the Masters Degree programs at both the College of Santa Fe and Western New Mexico University.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction xi
SECTION 1 The Feeoundations of Experiental Family Counseling 1(12)
Experiential Counseling Defined
1(2)
Experiential Family Counseling Defined
3(1)
Characteristics of Experiential Family Counseling
3(5)
Action-Centered
4(1)
Strength-Promoting Program
4(1)
Naturalistic Interactions
4(1)
Use of Multifamily Groups
5(1)
A Narrative Therapy Approach
6(1)
The Focus on Play
6(1)
The Developmental Needs of Children are Addressed
7(1)
The Functions of the Experiential Activities
8(2)
Increasing Interest and Motivation for the Counseling Sessions
8(1)
Reducing Resistance
8(1)
Generating Additional Information
9(1)
Acting as Metaphors for Family Problem Areas
9(1)
Changing Family Patterns and Testing New Behaviors
9(1)
General Therapeutic Goals and Principles
10(3)
Establishing Open and Honest Communication
10(1)
Identifying Individual and Family Strengths
11(1)
Developing a Solution-Focused Orientation
11(1)
Modifying Family Roles
12(1)
Having Fun as a Family
12(1)
SECTION 2 Setting Up An Experiential Program 13(20)
Preparing for the Program
13(14)
Selection of Family Participants and Program Orientation
13(1)
The Family Performance Agreement
14(1)
Family Performance Agreement
15(2)
Participant Registration and Informed Consent Form
17(2)
Experiential Family counseling Participant Registration and Informed Consent Form
19(4)
Description of Problems and Goal Setting
23(2)
Goals of Experiential Family Counseling
25(1)
Inventory of Family Interests and Strengths
25(2)
The Experiential Counseling Program
27(4)
Using a Multisession Format
27(1)
Going to the Families
27(1)
Offering Services at Times Convenient for the Family
27(1)
Offering a Menu of Services
28(1)
Ongoing Assessment
28(3)
Follow-Up Strategies
31(2)
Follow-Up Contracts
31(1)
Progress Meetings
31(1)
Use of Adjunct Programs
31(2)
SECTION 3 Working with Different Age Groups 33(10)
Special Issues of Young Children in Experiential Family counseling
34(4)
Orientation
34(1)
Attention Span
35(1)
Physical and Verbal Skills
35(1)
Multi-family Groups
36(1)
Cultural Issues
36(1)
Challenged Children
37(1)
Summary
37(1)
Experiential Family Counseling with Adolescents
38(5)
Developmental Issues in Family Therapy with Adolescents
38(1)
Experiential Family Counseling with Adolescents
38(1)
Providing Opportunities for Leadership
39(1)
Positive Communication
39(1)
Power Struggles and Resistance
40(1)
Gender and Sexual Orientation
40(1)
Art & Music
41(1)
Humor
41(1)
Guiding Metaphor and Summary
41(2)
SECTION 4 The Counseling Session 43(126)
Introduction/Review Program Goals
43(1)
Physical and Emotional Safety Check
43(1)
PEEP: The Creation of Safe Space as a Norm in Experiential Family Counseling
44(5)
Introduction
44(1)
The PEEP Safety Check
44(1)
Framework
45(1)
P-Physical
45(1)
E-Emotional
45(1)
E-Environmental
45(1)
P-Personal
45(1)
Stop Mechanism
46(1)
Methodology
46(1)
Normalizing
47(1)
PEEP as an Intervention
47(1)
Summary
47(2)
The PEEP Safety Checklist
49(2)
Experiential Check-In Activities
51(12)
Movement Chain
53(2)
Musical Feelings
55(4)
Biblio Check-In
59(1)
Puppet Check-In
59(2)
Pick A Feeling
61(2)
Participant Rights and Responsibilities
63(2)
Participant Bill of Rights
65(1)
participant Responsibilities
66(1)
Contracts
67(12)
The Family Contract
69(2)
The Behavioral Contract
71(2)
Acceptable/Unacceptable Behaviors Form
73(2)
Behavioral Family Contract
75(2)
A Sample Behavioral Family Contract
77(2)
Name Games and Warm-Ups
79(22)
Purpose
79(1)
Strategies
79(2)
Name Games
81(6)
Toss a Name
81(2)
Duck, Duck, Goose Name Game
83(2)
The Other Side Of the Blanket
85(2)
Family Have You Evers?
87(2)
Family Scavenger Hunt
89(2)
Penny for Your Thoughts
91(2)
Beach Ball Toss
93(2)
Family Jump Rope
95(2)
Family We-Play
97(2)
Make Beliefs: A Gift For & From Your Family
99(2)
Family-Building Initiatives
101(52)
Purpose
101(1)
Strategies for Selecting Family Building Initiatives
101(2)
Guidelines for Selecting Family-Building Initiatives
103(1)
Strategies for Using the Family-Building Initiatives
104(3)
Emphasize Physical and Psychological Safety
104(1)
Initially Use Initiatives to Break Down Barriers
104(1)
Focus on the Process
104(1)
Use Time-Outs
104(1)
End An Initiative When It Is Not Working
104(1)
Focus on Fun and Enjoyment
104(1)
Identify Family Strengths
105(1)
Use the Family-Building Initiatives as Metaphors
105(1)
Emphasize Solutions, Not Problems
105(1)
Identify and Disrupt Problematic Patterns
106(1)
Process the Family-Building Initiatives
106(1)
The Family Juggle
107(2)
The Nurturing Spoons
109(4)
Family Pick-Up Sticks
113(2)
Family Parts
115(2)
Family Knots
117(4)
The Family Jewels
121(4)
Family Tower of Power
125(2)
Chain Reaction
127(2)
The Family Strengths Protector
129(4)
The Family Obstacle Field
133(2)
Crossing the Problem Pit
135(4)
Crossing Over Hard Ships
139(4)
The Dumping Field
143(4)
T-Shirt Panorama
147(2)
Desert Island
149(4)
Review and Closure
153(16)
Purpose
153(1)
Strategies
153(2)
The Family Feelings Chart
155(2)
Structured Questionnaires
157(6)
Family Interaction Assessment
159(2)
Family Strengths Focus
161(2)
Expressive Arts Exercises for Review and Closure
163(2)
Nature Symbol
163(1)
The Family Crest
163(1)
The Family Fantasy World
163(1)
The Family Book
163(1)
Family Warm Fuzzies
164(1)
Bead Giving
164(1)
Word for the Day
164(1)
Follow-Up Contracts
165(4)
Contract With Ourselves.
167(2)
Bibliography 169(2)
Author Index 171(2)
Subject Index 173

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