Telehealth Activity: Choose Your Own Adventure

I love creative interventions for therapy! One of my favorite things about telehealth is that it opens us up to even more options if we just think about things a different way.

I was recently sent a link to this tutorial on how to create Choose Your Own Adventure stories using Google slides. It is comprehensive and user-friendly.

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The tutorial was created for teachers, but the activity is easily tailored to therapy interventions depending on your approach, goals, or orientation.

Behavioral therapy? Have kids create a story of a typical day, and go through decisions they make with possible consequences for different choices. (You could even get cognitive here and explore what distortions come up in the story.)

Narrative therapy? Kids can tell their story while exploring how things could have been different.

Or you can take a non-directive approach and see what fun and creative ideas the child comes up with.

What kinds of interventions do you use to bring out your clients’ creativity?

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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