Adolescent Group Therapy Worksheet

Video & audio overview of the worksheet

What is the theory behind the worksheet?

Art therapy offers adolescents a safe medium to begin engaging in self-reflection and expression. Allowing them to focus on who they are supports the developmental stage they are in and facilitates the development of key skills within this stage.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet offers an opportunity for adolescents to reflectively identify themselves through art and build their self-concept in a safe and containing environment. Sharing their creations (and themselves) with the group develops trust within themselves and others. It can be a helpful activity to use at the beginning of a group program to develop trust and introduce the group members.

A group will be able to share their reflections comfortably as they would have signed group confidentiality agreements.

How to use the worksheet?

As a therapist, you can use this activity in a group process for adolescents, it can be a helpful introductory activity.

Offering a wide variety of art supplies will help encourage free creativity. Encourage participants to not worry about what the artwork looks like – rather focus on what it means.

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References

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Rielly, S. (2001). Art Therapy with Adolescents. Western Journal of Medicine, 175(1). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1071468/