Title / Titulo

Use of Chess as a Metaphor for Life in School Counseling

Presenter Information / Informacion del presentador

Fernando MorenoFollow

Speaker's Country of Origin

USA

Location

CBC 140

Start Date

19-5-2018 11:45 AM

End Date

19-5-2018 12:45 PM

Presentation Type / Tipo de propuesta

Interactive Workshop / Talleres interactivos

Description / Descripción

Using chess as a metaphor for life in counseling is an effective approach to support children with a variety of mental health difficulties. The general conceptual framework of this model is based on cognitive behavioral theory. The ideas in this approach are based on the premise that learning social skills is the foundation for social emotional and academic capacity.

The counselor/therapist must understand the relationship he/she wants to establish and choose the therapeutic moments in which to use this approach. However, when using chess as a metaphor for life, the counselor and the child do not need to play the whole game. Instead, individuals could explore chess positions as they related to life. Sharing experiences, feelings and thoughts while playing chess and simultaneously reflecting the children’s decisions, feelings and thoughts with their own life situations create a positive atmosphere of trust

Audience / Audiencia

Teachers: K-5, Teachers: Special Education / Educación especial, Psychologists / Psicólogos, Sociologists / Sociólogos, Other / Otro

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May 19th, 11:45 AM May 19th, 12:45 PM

Use of Chess as a Metaphor for Life in School Counseling

CBC 140

Using chess as a metaphor for life in counseling is an effective approach to support children with a variety of mental health difficulties. The general conceptual framework of this model is based on cognitive behavioral theory. The ideas in this approach are based on the premise that learning social skills is the foundation for social emotional and academic capacity.

The counselor/therapist must understand the relationship he/she wants to establish and choose the therapeutic moments in which to use this approach. However, when using chess as a metaphor for life, the counselor and the child do not need to play the whole game. Instead, individuals could explore chess positions as they related to life. Sharing experiences, feelings and thoughts while playing chess and simultaneously reflecting the children’s decisions, feelings and thoughts with their own life situations create a positive atmosphere of trust