This course will help to incorporate bibliotherapy and art into sessions with elementary school aged children.
The purpose is to teach counselors how to provide appropriate aged books for children in elementary school with a focus on anxiety, emotions, grief, bullying, divorce, exclusion, etc. and utilize compatible art projects to assist the child with a better understanding of the book’s purpose while reinforcing coping skills by providing concrete examples.
The class will go over how the chosen book provides therapeutic support and the accompanying art project exemplifies its message. In addition, appropriate questions to ask clients during the session will be provided to assist the therapist and client in processing emotions.
“Mad Cow Mediates” and Mediation Jar
“Invisible String” and Heart and Yarn Project
“Norma Jean The Worry Machine” and Worry Jar or Worry Doll
“Rainbow Fish” and Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Activity
“The Girl Who Never Made a Mistake” and Picasso Art
“Dear Girl” and Confidence of a Lion Art Project
“Color Monster” and What does your Monster Look Like
“Alexander and The No Good Horrible Day” and making stress balls.