Tag Archives: sports-based therapeutic program

Girls Summer Olympics Week #5 in Photos

14 Aug


“Key”munications on Doc Wayne

9 Aug

Doc Wayne Coach Eric Davis (Key Program Outreach Caseworker) and Doc Wayne Liaison Tara Keefe (Key Program Supervisor) submitted an article to their agency newsletter narrating their team’s most recent Doc Wayne boy’s flag football season.

do the good!

Girls Summer Olympics Week #2 in Photos

24 Jul

Girls Summer Olympics Week #1 in Photos

17 Jul

Girls Flag Football Championship Week Photos

19 Jun

Doc Wayne – do the good

14 Jun


5 Jun

The Doc Wayne Athletic League and Roxbury Youth Work’s The GIFT Program (http://www.roxburyyouthworks.org/pages/giftprogram.html) celebrated the end of their first seven week do the good group therapy session.

Chalk Talk, Doc Wayne’s group therapy curriculum, is a unique approach to traditional group work that happens as part of players’ treatment plans. Principles and skills of the therapeutic life skills do the good curriculum, the backdrop of sport, and participants’ life experiences are used to create a meaningful clinical experience.

Prior to the group’s start, Roxbury Youth Work’s clinician Katie Carlson, LICSW and a GIFT Life Coach were trained by Doc Wayne GM Rebekah Conway Roulier, Ed.M. in the do the good curriculum and Chalk Talk.  The GIFT Program was then supported by Doc Wayne staff in the use and application of the curriculum.

For six weeks all participants played flag football, learned emotion regulation, built empathy, set goals, and gained confidence. On Week 7, participants received awards, praise and acknowledgement for their achievements and contributions to the group. Each member created a playbook, writing her goals set during Chalk Talk, inspirational quotes, artwork, and reminders of the eight do the good (DtG) skills.