Episode 18 | Child-Centered Play Groups for Kids

May 20, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Why kids having a space that supports who they are and not who they are “supposed” to be is important, and how “masking’ can inhibit group connections
  • How to design a space that creates child-centered connection and what Michelle includes in her play therapy group room
  • The structure, lack of structure and methods to include or not include parents in the process

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Michelle Tolison, visit www.dandelionfamilycounseling.com


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Episode 01 | ADHD Groups for Boys: You Can't Teach Conversation From a Book!

Jan 18, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • Why unstructured time is critical for teaching social skills
  • The unwritten rules of hangout time and how this is counter to the social skills curriculums most therapists teach
  • The truth vs. the norm in therapists teaching social skills

Tools & Resources Referenced:

  • Social Thinking ILAUGH curriculum by Michelle Garcia Winner

To learn more about Ryan Wexelblatt, visit www.ADHDdude.com

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