SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL WELL BEING PROGRAM
Play Therapy Melbourne can provide an 8 week Social and Emotional Well being Group Therapy Program in schools and organisations across Melbourne.
Schools and organisations find groups advantageous because:
Children who may not be able to attend external counselling can often attend group therapy at school
Children who may otherwise reject individual counselling will often attend group therapy because their peers are there
Children whose parents/carers cannot afford individual therapy can often afford group therapy.
Learning Outcomes for this 10 week program meet the five broad areas of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as defined by the Victorian Education Department.
SELF-AWARENESS: Identifying and recognising emotions; recognising personal interests and strengths; maintaining a well-grounded sense of self-confidence.
SELF-MANAGEMENT: Regulating emotions to handle stress, control impulses, and motivating oneself to persevere in overcoming obstacles, setting and monitoring progress toward the achievement of personal and academic goals; expressing emotions appropriately.
SOCIAL AWARENESS: Being able to take the perspective of and empathise with others; recognising and appreciating individual and group similarities and differences.
RELATIONSHIP SKILLS: Establishing and maintaining healthy and rewarding relationships based on cooperation and resistance to inappropriate social pressure, preventing, managing, and constructively resolving interpersonal conflict; seeking help when needed.
RESPONSIBLE DECISION-MAKING: Making decisions based on a consideration of all relevant factors, including applicable ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms; the likely consequences of taking alternative courses of action; evaluation and reflection.
*Play Therapy Melbourne is also in the privileged position of providing Animal Assistance in some groups.