Updated: Jan 15
Let's make a creative space for our young clients, where we can connect with them on a more profound and age appropriate level. Technology in therapy has an incredible amount of benefits, all of which contribute to engaging with our kids in new and exciting ways. I was contemplating how to increase my technology knowledge to create more meaningful experiences for my clients. This was when I decided to give bitmoji rooms or virtual therapy rooms a try! What I found was that it's pretty simple and very addictive. The primary resources you will need are google slides and bitmoji. I have also included other free resources to add special creative touches to your virtual therapy spaces. Now Let's dive in!
I have to start off by saying that I am so excited about this activity. It gives me the chance to be really creative, and it is something that you get to do along with me! I have been wanting to learn more about creating virtual rooms for a while now. What better way to learn than to teach and create alongside my readers!
There are many different ways you could use this in therapy. Once you have learned the basics, you can create animated scenes like the one below and create multiple virtual therapy rooms by themes, such as play, anger, or relaxation. This will be so much fun!
So let's focus on the necessary resources you will need. Having a Google account is a must! It's completely FREE, and it will make this process so much easier for you since we will be using Google Slides and various google add-ons and extensions for the google chrome browser. If you have a Gmail account, then you are all set! Follow the video below for more details!
PART 1: Getting Started
Let's move on to adding backgrounds, images, and GIFs! You can use a neat tool that will allow you to snap pictures with your phone from your environment and add them to your virtual therapy scenes. Watch the video below for a short tutorial.
PART 2: Adding Images & GIFS
Now some special touches! Let's add rainbow text and link our virtual therapy scenes to therapeutic resources!
PART 3: Adding Text & Links
And, finally, we are going to put it all together! Let's add a little animation to introduce our virtual therapy space to our clients! We are going to be making our own custom GIF starring your bitmoji character!
PART 4: Creating Animated Scenes:
This is the final video, I promise! I accidentally turned off the camera before fully explaining how to share your virtual therapy space with your client via teletherapy platforms.
PART 5: Sharing Your Virtual Therapy Room
I can't wait to see what you have created! This was so much fun for me, and I hope it is as well for you! I have included a FREE Art Therapy Rx download! Make sure to hit the subscribe banner below so that I can send your freebie. This will be a quick link access pdf. All resources covered in this tutorial will be included in the handout!
I can't wait to see what you have created! This was so much fun for me, and I hope it is as well for you! I have included a FREE Art Therapy Rx download!
Make sure to hit the subscribe banner below so that I can send your freebie. This will be a quick link access pdf. All resources covered in this tutorial will be included in the handout!
This year has been a challenge for all of us! I hope that the resources I provide here help you add more digital tools to your therapy tool box.
I will see you soon for another post!
I have another cool digital resource coming on using an augmented reality (AR) app. It's so cool, you don't want to miss it! And it's also a completely FREE online resource.
Just a little check in! Feel free to comment below!
Was the tutorial helpful? Are there any additional resources you would like me to provide?
Any resources or tips you want to share to help others in continuing to add to their virtual therapy scenes?
Teletherapy resources for engagement and creativity in session! Check out the following blog posts below:
Creating an Interactive Digital Zine
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be utilized as a form of self-help, personal clinical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The content on this blog is meant for educational purposes and to provide clinical art therapy directives/resources for trained mental health professionals. This information is by no means a substitute for therapy.