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Thursday, April 15, 2010

First activity post: "Lean on Me"


Title: Lean on Me (Tips for Building Trust)

Domain: Social

Population: Adult Mental Health (Forensics)

Category: Lyric analysis, sing along, reading

Materials: Guitar or piano, chords to “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, copies of “10 Tips for Building Trust” handout, copies of lyrics to “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers for each client.

1. Hand out lyrics to “Lean on Me” to all clients and introduce song
2. Play song and encourage clients to sing along.
3. Discuss lyrics of song and what it has to do with Trust.
4. Hand out “10 Tips” worksheet and review them with clients.

Behavioral Observation: Participation, reality orientation, input

Source: Song by Bill Withers; 10 Tips taken from: and edited for time and content by me.

Get worksheet here:

Submitted by: Bethany Clayton; 2/22/2010

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