11 Best Psychology Activities For Supporting Your Clients

Psychology Activities

Choosing the most engaging, effective psychology activities for your clients takes a little thought, but it’s a small investment that can pay off in leaps and bounds.

If you’re looking for new, fresh additions to your library of therapy activities, this guide includes some of Quenza’s top activities – plus a How-To on sending them!

Before you continue, we think you’d enjoy Quenza’s 30 day trial of our digital therapy toolkit. Our easy-to-use features will help you share engaging digital solutions with your therapy clients, and give you everything you need to build, and share digital psychology activities that maximize your positive impact.

4 Benefits of Using Psychology Activities

Psychology activities are vital elements in any therapeutic program and play a central role in getting clients involved in their own development.

They can take a wide range of different forms, with various types of activities suited to different clients’ learning styles, preferences, and goals.

When designing a treatment plan, it’s a good idea to have your coaching or therapy framework mapped out in advance as a customizable template.

Videos, for instance, can be particularly appealing to younger clients, while children might enjoy games, and interactive activities frequently lend themselves well to dynamic group therapy contexts.

However you choose to design them, there are manifold benefits to using psychology activities in a care pathway or coaching program:

  1. Activities give clients a chance to develop new skills, whether through lessons, video tutorials, or worksheets
  2. They can serve as valuable homework between sessions, allowing clients to deepen their learning through reflection and practical application in the real world
  3. Quizzes, scales, and other assessment activities can be useful for measuring progress and improvement in therapy
  4. When they are interactive or cleverly designed, such as through gamification, images, or custom multimedia, activities can be a brilliant way to build up client motivation.

Picking the activity types that best suit a particular client is an important part of personalizing a signature coaching program or treatment pathway so that it’s more appealing, informative, and engaging.

When designing a treatment plan, it’s a good idea to have your coaching or therapy framework mapped out in advance as a customizable template.

This not only allows you to pick and mix the most suitable psychology activities for your client while you’re personalizing your program, but it also saves you plenty of time by avoiding the need to start planning from scratch.

10 Best Psychology Activities To Try

With this in mind, Quenza’s Expansion Library gives you a host of ready-to-customize Activity templates that you can use as therapy or coaching tools.

These work beautifully across a range of contexts regardless of whether you:

  • Send them as they are
  • Tailor them to your client’s individual requirements
  • Share them as separate Activities, or
  • Include them as steps in your coaching program or care pathway.

Here are three of the best.

The Top 5 Values

The Top 5 Values exercise is an incredibly versatile exercise that helps your clients discover what important life domains they deem most important.

Quenza Psychology Top 5 Values
Quenza’s Expansion Library includes personalizable psychology Activity templates such as The Top 5 Values that helps clients find meaning and purpose.

It invites clients to explore the most meaningful elements of their lives with questions such as:

  • What is your life’s purpose? 
  • What do you enjoy doing? and
  • When do you feel satisfied and fulfilled?

This dynamic exercise can easily be modified into an interactive group coaching tool, and it works just as brilliantly within an individual therapy program.

A Value Tattoo

Building on The Top 5 Values exercise above, this Value Tattoo Expansion exercise gets clients to identify their values in a playful way – by thinking of the values they’d like to reflect in an imaginary tattoo.

Questions include:

  • If you got a tattoo, what would it be and why?
  • My underlying theme, when considering the reason for getting the tattoo (or piece of art), is…
  • To what extent are you currently living in line with what you answered in the previous question?

Doors Closed Doors Open

Doors Closed Doors Open is another Expansion activity that encourages clients to reflect on ‘closed doors’ or losses they have experienced to identify opportunities or ‘silver linings’ that have resulted from them.

Quenza Psychology Activity Doors Closed Doors Open
The Doors Closed Doors Open Expansion Activity can be customized with your unique images, text, questions, and practice logo.

This exercise takes the reader through a series of steps to raise their awareness of possibilities and opportunities, for a healthier approach to dealing with life’s many changes.

5 Versatile Psychology Exercises

If you’re looking for multipurpose psychology activities that are well-suited to coaching and therapy, we recommend looking at the following Quenza Expansions:

  1. Applying the Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion – which helps clients identify ways to practice self-care and self-love
  2. The Wheel of Awareness – an imagery-based audio meditation that builds a client’s internal and external awareness
  3. The Life Certificate – ideal for helping clients cope with the grief of losing a loved one
  4. Brief Needs Check-in Meditation – which builds a client’s awareness of their emotional needs throughout the day, and a positive habit to ‘check-in’
  5. A Mindful Goal Focus – this exercise encourages clients to establish a healthy relationship between a long-term goal focus and the present moment.

Psychology Activities for Group Therapy

If you’re after practical templates to customize for online group therapy sessions, check out Quenza’s:

  1. Best Possible Resilient Self: This Expansion exercise asks participants to recall a personal obstacle they want to overcome, and the particular aspects they are struggling with. It will show them how to connect with the most resilient version of themselves, so they can leverage their internal resources to overcome it.
  2. Top 5 Values: Use this Activity to guide your clients through a value-clarification exercise, so they can explore what is most meaningful and important to them. They’ll also identify areas they want to work on, making it a helpful tool for goal-setting.

How To Easily Send Activities To Clients

Quenza not only makes it straightforward for you to share Activities, but you can also easily set custom reminders for your clients to complete them.

You can do this by:

  • Sending single Activities – ideal for quickly sharing between-session homework, or by
  • Including them as steps in a Pathway – this is perfect if you’d like to include an Activity as a step in a broader program or care pathway.

A Look At Quenza’s Care Pathways & Activities

When you’re ready to send your beautifully designed psychology activities with your patients, coaching clients, or group therapy participants, you’ll find everything you need in two of your Dashboard tabs.

However you choose to send them, you can customize your Activities with your corporate logo and deliver them from your unique email address with Quenza’s white label email sending feature.

Send Single Activities

If you’re keen to send an Activity on its own, you can do this either with an unmodified template or after you’re finished tailoring it to your patient’s needs.

The first way is by clicking the ‘Send’ button within your Activity builder as soon as you’re happy with your Activity, as below:

Quenza Psychology Activities Builder
You can easily share completed psychology activities directly from Quenza’s Activity Builder as soon as they are saved.

The second way to send a single Activity is by saving it to your library, where you simply select ‘Send’ as an action item.

Including Activities as Pathway Steps

As soon as an Activity is saved in your Activity library – either from Quenza’s Expansion Library or Activity Builder – you can also include it in a care pathway, treatment plan, e-learning curriculum, or coaching program.

Simply choose your Activity as a step in any Quenza Pathway that you’re editing as shown below:

Quenza Pathways Psychology Activity
Select different psychology Activities as steps with Quenza’s Pathway Builder to share therapy tools, lessons, or exercises as part of a larger program.

In your Pathway Builder, you’re free to designate custom intervals between steps to automate your clients’ learning.

Your psychology activities will all be delivered to your client’s private portal where they can complete it at a time that suits them.

10+ Tools & Features For Better Helping Clients

As a psychologist, therapist, or counselor, Quenza’s simple-to-use features allow you to craft your own unique solutions, stay in touch with your patients, and empower them with the tools required to make positive progress on their own.

Your powerful toolkit includes:

  1. A versatile Activity builder with full support for multimedia uploads for original videos, images, and audio files
  2. A Pathway builder for creating unique, organized, and automated pathways
  3. An Expansion library full of customizable therapy and coaching templates that you can tailor to different clients’ needs and programs
  4. Live Results Tracking for all your client Activities and Pathways, and
  5. Quenza Chat, which helps you connect securely in real-time with those you help.

Quenza’s intuitive features also give you full control of your entire therapy journey – from how you brand your content to the free patient or coaching portal you create for your clients. They include:

    1. A Multilingual Client App
    2. Custom branding of all your psychology activities and interventions
    3. Push notifications and reminders that prompt your patients to complete Activities
    4. Client notes that you can view within organized patient files
    5. White label email sending for communicating with your own email address and name, and
    6. A wealth of upcoming features such as group activities, pathways, and chats.

We recommend looking at our Roadmap for a little more on what’s coming ahead, and checking back regularly to stay on top of the latest developments!

Final Thoughts

Having a custom library of psychology activities to draw from is an exceptional way to halve your resource prep time while treating your clients to the most engaging tools for their circumstances.

If you’re excited to save time or design your own, check out our Tools For Therapists, and 21 Popular Life Coaching Tools, Worksheets & Exercises resources.

We hope this guide was helpful. Don’t forget to start your 1 dollar, 30 day trial of Quenza’s digital therapy tools to start sharing your own unique psychology activities.

Quenza’s flexible, powerful toolkit will enhance your professional impact as a therapist, psychologist, or coach and comes with everything you need to improve your clients’ mental health with unique solutions of your own.

About the author

Catherine specializes in Organizational and Positive Psychology, helping entrepreneurs, clinical psychologists and OD specialists grow their businesses by simplifying their digital journeys.

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