Actions Speak Louder than Words has become recognised as an essential tool
for all therapists working with people with communication difficulties.
This new edition is a manual of over 50 structured group exercises for use when working with groups to help those taking part to overcome problems with interpersonal communication. The terminology and language in this new edition has been revised to explain the use of exercises in the context of the latest developments in psychiatric medicine. Each exercise follows a step by step approach making it easy to use in a practical situation. Specific problem areas are targeted and the aims and objectives clearly stated. Similar exercises are grouped together for easy reference and comparison. Suggested discussion topics encourage further exploration of particular subjects and allow the techniques to be adapted for individual situations.
Table of Contents
Some Basic Concepts / Exchanging Chairs / Getting Acquainted with Rhythm / Introductions / Name Recall / Likes and Dislikes / Names / Pass the Ball / the Match Box Is ...? / This Is My Life / Who Stole the Cookie...? / Word Circle / Comment Cards / Continuing Story / Geography / Hand Puppets / Monologue or Dialogue / Newspaper Quiz / Persuasion / Save Yourself / Simultaneous Conversations / Soapbox / Story-Telling / Action Mime / Am I Too Close...? / Charades / Co-Operation / Expressions / Join Me / Magic Box / Mirrors / Movement and Sound Circle / Mystery Objects / People Machine / Theme Collage / Sort Yourself Out / Caboose / Compliments / Friendship Collage / Gifts / Guided Exploring / Happiness / How I Feel Today / Life- Sized Portrait / Masks / Memory Game / Now and the Future / Painting to Music / Perceptions / Personal Symbols / Security / Self-Portrait Collage / Support Systems / Time Management / Appendix a / Appendix B / Glossary / Bibliography / Index
By A. Jane Remocker, BSR, OT(C), Occupational Therapist, Paediatric Private Practice and Consultant to B.C. Children's Hospital, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; and Elizabeth T. Sherwood, BA, OT(C), Sole Charge Occupational Therapist, Greater Vancouver Mental Health Service, Vancouver, B.C., Canada