Designed for children and adolescents who experience difficulties with peer relationships, The Anti-Bullying Game enables both victims and bullies to understand the dynamics underlying bullying behaviour and helps them to explore more adaptive interaction styles. Exploring the mechanisms behind passive and provocative behaviour, the game focuses on interactive processes, communication, belief systems and assertiveness.
Providing an opportunity for exploration within a safe group, the game helps young people to understand the dynamics of the power differential between victim and bully. It promotes positive self-esteem and encourages behaviour to be taken over into other settings.
The game comprises game board, counters, dice and four sets of colour-coded cards arranged in categories corresponding to coloured shapes on the board.
This is part of a series of therapeutic board games, each of which has been carefully developed utilizing an integrative psychotherapy model which incorporates systemic, cognitive-behavourial, humanistic and psychodynamic orientations. A therapist should always be present playing the games, which address factual issues and focus on emotional expression, belief systems, cognitive processes, behavourial responses, relationships, fantasies, memories and dreams. They provide a safe, boundaried space where children and adolescents may explore their inner feelings, and can be used to answer questions which children may have been afraid to ask.
Dr Yvonne Searle, BSc., MPhil., ClinPsyD., CertBehPsych, was a Chartered Clinical Psychologist for the NHS and in private practice in Cambridge.
Dr Isabelle Streng is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and works at the Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
*All About Me* is designed as a rapport building tool for use in counselling with children. It is designed to gather information and get to know the child in a non-threatening and non-confrontational way . Three areas are explored in the board game; 1. Strengths and Difficulties 2. Feelings and Behaviour 3. People in the child's life All About Me is designed for use with children aged 5-12 years of age. This is a fun yet useful way of engaging children in the counselling process. It is... More info
*A fun way to develop 5 key skill areas. * This board game has been designed to support work on social communication skills, self-esteem and friendship skills. The Talkabout board game is a journey through the week where a player will encounter a number of different social skills tasks that need to be completed in order to get to the end of the week. The purpose of the game is to work together. There is therefore no winner. Once a player has got to the middle of the board,... More info
Developed for children and adolescents whose parents are separated or divorced, this game which is part of the ''Lifegames'' series, is of use for those who are finding it difficult to cope with or understand the pain and upheaval surrounding separation. The game can be played with groups of siblings, peers or children from reconstituted families and is also suitable for working with individuals. It may be played over consecutive sessions or adapted to the pace of the treatment. The board game set comprises of a game board, counters,... More info