Yahtzee for Telehealth

Yahtzee isn’t a game I use often in therapy, but it can be helpful for frustration tolerance, focus, and problem solving. It can be fun for groups working on taking turns as well. There are many options for playing Yahtzee online, but this website has a free dice set. Pull up the site, share yourContinue reading “Yahtzee for Telehealth”

Telehealth Activity: Virtual Legos

I recently completed another fantastic edition of Telehealth and Kids with PESI. If you didn’t get to view it live, you can purchase the recording of my original presentation on their website. As I was presenting my toolbox of kid-friendly telehealth activities, someone asked if I knew of a way to play with Legos online.Continue reading “Telehealth Activity: Virtual Legos”

Armani Doesn’t Feel Well

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve met Armani. I wrote a story about Armani to help kids who might have to take medicine they don’t like. Armani is a cat who came to live with me the week before I started graduate school. His mother was a stray, and he and all his brothersContinue reading “Armani Doesn’t Feel Well”

Why Do Kids Like Creepy Things?

We might not realize this when we are young, but a lot of kids’ shows and films have some dark and creepy themes. I remember being obsessed with the animated Anastasia movie, which contains an intense musical number about killing the main character and a pretty horrifying attempted murder scene. I’ve heard adults commenting onContinue reading “Why Do Kids Like Creepy Things?”

Skills for BIG Feelings: An Interview with Casey O’Brien Martin

As you all know, I’m constantly looking for new resources for my therapy practice, especially resources that I can share with other therapists. About two weeks ago, I found a fantastic workbook that can be used with kids individually or in a group setting. Skills for BIG Feelings author Casey O’Brien Martin is not onlyContinue reading “Skills for BIG Feelings: An Interview with Casey O’Brien Martin”

ADHD Online Presents: ADHD And Sleep Hygiene

Friday night, I had another amazing opportunity to talk about ADHD with the people at ADHD Online. I spoke about sleep hygiene and how people with ADHD (and parents of kids with ADHD) can help create and maintain structure to get rest they need. The presentation is available for free here. The slides can beContinue reading “ADHD Online Presents: ADHD And Sleep Hygiene”

How Can You Be A Child Therapist If You Don’t Have Kids?

Last week on Twitter, a social worker asked, “Child and family therapists who don’t have kids, what are you even doing?” (I might have the wording slightly wrong, as I didn’t screen shot and she deleted her account shortly afterwards, but the gist is in tact.) Seeing as I’m a child therapist/psychologist who doesn’t haveContinue reading “How Can You Be A Child Therapist If You Don’t Have Kids?”