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Implement therapeutic group activities

Reference
T/616/2544
Level
Level 3
Credit Value
4
Guided Learning Hours
25
 
Aim
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to plan, prepare and implement therapeutic group activities in collaboration and agreement with individuals and others.


Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in line with Skills for Health Assessment Principles.
Therapeutic group activities may include:
· reminiscence therapy
· relaxation and anxiety management
· remedial games
· health-related group activities
· art or music therapy.
Individual refers to someone requiring care or support; it will usually mean the person or people supported by the learner.
Others may include:
· Team members
· Other colleagues
· Families, carers and advocates.

Risks may include those associated with:
· the health, safety and wellbeing of those in the group
· unintentional exclusion of some group members
· others involved with the group’s activities
· the environment
· equipment and resources used.

Active participation is a way of working that recognises an individual’s right to participate in the activities and relationships of everyday life as independently as possible; the individual is regarded as an active partner in their own care or support, rather than a passive recipient.

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