"Chock-full of the very best activities, The Fun Encyclopedia for Therapists: Proven Activities for Therapists gives therapists a comprehensive resource of fun and therapeutic activities and games to use in a variety of settings with people of all ages and abilities. This book consolidates activities from top publications and resources, including Harbin's The Fun Encyclopedia, and from practitioners working in the field. From cooperative games to video games, the activities in this book have been designed to focus on specific goals and objectives for use as therapeutic tools. Most activities include debriefing questions and some have discussion built into their procedure--a key element in the therapeutic use of activities. Recreational therapists, as well as other therapists, can directly adopt and employ the activities and games in this book or simply use these to spark their creativity. Moreover, others such as organizations, friends, and family may find these activities helpful. Arising from personal experiences of the authors as recreational therapists and from input from recreational therapists practicing in the field, The Fun Encyclopedia for Therapists is sure to be a useful resource for therapists to engage participants in therapeutic activity."- Publisher's website.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Fun with a purpose -- Fun with icebreakers -- Fun with hobbies/leisure education -- Fun with games for small groups -- Fun with cognitive activities -- Fun outdoors -- Fun with adventure therapy activities -- Fun with relaxation: stress reduction activities -- Fun with cooperative games -- Fun with music -- Fun with dramatic games -- Fun with individual activities -- Fun with humor and laughter -- Fun for persons with dementia -- Fun with reminiscence -- Fun with video games -- Fun with physical activities