Tag Archives: Group Therapy

Olympic Day at Doc Wayne

15 Jun

On Friday, June 12th, Doc Wayne and the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center (South Boston, MA) teamed up to engage local youth in a specially organized Olympic Day Celebration. Olympic Day, celebrated annually in image1June, is a celebration for youth and adults around the world to observe the Olympic values of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship. It is also a day to celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s three Olympic Day pillars: Move, Learn and Discover.

Doc Wayne youth participated in a traditional “torch relay” during the opening ceremony before discussing olympic history. During “the games,” youth participated in both soccer and a home-run derby before closing with snacks and a great discussion about international competition.

One youth shared her dream of being “the next Gabrielle Douglas,” and others shared their interest in becoming Olympians in sports such as basketball, baseball and fencing! Additionally, youth and coaches engaged in a thoughtful discussion over how they would feel competing against athletes from all over the globe, notably; how would they express “good game” to someone who doesn’t speak their language? Youth and coaches also discussed the power of sport and sport’s ability to bring people together.

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About Doc Wayne:

Doc Wayne (www.docwayne.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that connects with youth through sports, utilizing our sports-based therapeutic curriculum, do the good® (DtG). Our mission is to fuse sport and therapy to heal and strengthen youth.

Our program is inspired by the thought that, “sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else can. ”  –  Nelson Mandela

For more information on Doc Wayne please email info@docwayne.org or follow us on twitter @DocWayneDtG.

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Power of Love and Forgiveness Reaches Doc Wayne Youth

19 Jun

Within Doc Wayne’s Chalk Talk Group Therapy Program, and supported by the Fetzer Institute, pilot sessions utilizing the newly launched Teaching Love and Forgiveness Through Basketball curriculum were recently completed. Doc Wayne’s collaboration with the Fetzer Institute provided youth with a 7-week opportunity to learn about love and forgiveness within the context of basketball. 43 youth were served at a low-income housing development and residential treatment facility. Insights into youth participants’ experiences of, understandings about, and obstacles faced in relation to the themes of love, forgiveness, and trust were gained through the project. 

Please see pictures of Doc Wayne’s Love and Forgiveness Celebration hosted by the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center. For more information on Doc Wayne Youth Services please visit www.docwayne.org or contact us at info@docwayne.org.

 

 

ABOUT THE FETZER INSTITUTE (@FetzerInstitute):

The Fetzer Institute’s mission is to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community. People across the globe, from all cultures and traditions, embrace love and forgiveness in daily life. These values are universally viewed as central to the fabric of humanity. Yet, the emerging global community has few institutions dedicated to deepening the understanding and fostering deeper awareness of these values. In this context, the Fetzer Institute pursues a unique role—working to investigate, activate, and celebrate the power of love and forgiveness as a practical force for good in today’s world. We are interested in how people truly experience and understand love and forgiveness from their diverse points of view, especially from the perspective of their daily work in the world.

ABOUT DOC WAYNE’S CHALK TALK GROUP THERAPY PROGRAM (@DocWayneDtG):

Through Boston ASAP (http://www.bostonasap.org), Doc Wayne provides Chalk Talk as a billable, sport-based group therapy program that creates a clinician-guided environment where sport is the lens through which youth examine important social and emotional issues in real-time. The curriculum teaches the principles of do the good® by both didactic and interactive approaches. In a series of weekly sessions, participants undertake written goal setting and movement-oriented exercises to develop the thoughtfulness, sense of competence, and feeling of effectiveness that are derived from positive sport participation and are essential to social development.

Doc Wayne Profiled by The Provider

10 May

Doc Wayne Youth Services was recently profiled in The Provider (May2013 – Provider eEdition). The Provider newspaper is the flagship publication for the Providers’ Council and is widely considered the voice of the private provider industry in Massachusetts. With a combined hard copy and electronic circulation estimated at over 5,000, it is the most widely read — and respected — publication of its kind in the state.

Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. (www.docwayne.org) connects with youth through sports, utilizing our sports-based therapeutic curriculum, do the good® (DtG). Our mission is to offer at-risk youth a dynamic and innovative group therapy experience through sport to encourage positive youth development.

For more information on Doc Wayne please visit http://www.docwayne.org or contact us at info@docwayne.org.

 

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do the good Basketball Training Photos

4 Dec

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Trivia

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“Circle Up”

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Active Training

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Kristen Rasmuseen, former WNBA and Doc Wayne Board Member

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Passing

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Veteran Coaches Basketball 2012-2013

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Doc Wayne at Providers’ Convention and Expo

30 Nov

Rebekah Conway Roulier, Ed.M. (General Manager, Doc Wayne) and Nikki Valila (Sexual Exploitation Coordinator, Youth Villages – Germaine Lawrence Campus and Doc Wayne Coach) presented a workshop at the 37th Annual Providers’ Council Convention & Expo covering the use of sports in the group therapy setting to increase self-esteem, self concept, social awareness and to improve overall effective emotion management. Techniques from Doc Wayne’s sport-based do the good curriculum were taught.

For more information on Doc Wayne please email info@docwayne.org or visit www.docwayne.org 

Roulier and Valila to Present at Providers’ Council Convention and Expo

9 Oct

Doc Wayne’s General Manager, Rebekah Conway Roulier, Ed.M. and Youth Village’s Coach Nikki Valila will be presenting DBT: Sports in Behavioral Treatment of Youth at the Providers’ Council 37th Annual Convention & Expo: Caring It Forward on November, 28th.

DBT: Sports in Behavioral Treatment of Youth

  • Rebekah Conway Roulier, General Manager, Doc Wayne Athletic League
  • Nikki Valila, Sexual Exploitation Coordinator, Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus

The workshop will cover the use of sports in the group therapy setting to increase self-esteem, self-concept, social awareness and to improve overall effective emotion management. Techniques from Doc Wayne’s sport-based do the good curriculum will be taught.

To register for the conference and Doc Wayne’s afternoon workshop click here: http://secure.providers.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=453

For more information on Doc Wayne please visit www.docwayne.org or email info@docwayne.org.

Giving Common Challenge October 10th and 11th

5 Oct

Doc Wayne is pleased to announce we will be participating in the Giving Common Challenge, a statewide online fundraising effort on October 10th and 11th including more than 500 nonprofits from across Massachusetts. Beginning at 8 a.m. on October 10th, Doc Wayne and others will be highlighting our work and encouraging donations through our profile on Giving Common, an initiative of the Boston Foundation. Donors can give money to organizations through the Giving Common portal.

You can visit Doc Wayne’s profile at http://www.givingcommon.org. A direct link will be available on October 10th.

You can also help by:

  • Spreading the word.
  • Posting on your Facebook wall.
  • Tweeting  about @DocWayneDtG and #givingcommon
  • Watching our progress on the Giving Common website (http://www.givingcommon.org)

Doc Wayne seeks to offer an innovative group therapy experience delivered through the medium of team sports stressing positive youth development.

For more information on Doc Wayne please email info@docwayne.org or visit www.docwayne.org