Thinking outside of the box : using creative interventions with children, youth, and families in a clinical counselling setting
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This report discusses the counselling experiences and agency involvement of an MSW student at Ehrlo Counselling Services in Regina. Formal individual, family, and group counselling sessions are highlighted and demonstrate the use of theoretical approaches including cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, narrative, and play therapy. An in-depth analysis of these experiences is offered based on the relevant literature as it pertains to the determinants of problems and effective interventions. Other learning opportunities in relation to the practicum are also shared including skill development and visions for the future. This student's personal framework for counselling is revealed with its strong emphasis on the use of creative interventions.