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Spring 2017 GROUPS, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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ANXIETY MANAGEMENT GROUP FOR ADULTS
Leah Katz, Ph.D.
6 Meetings
Beginning Wednesday April 5 – May 17, 2017 (No Class 5/10/17)   6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn to increase awareness and better understanding of anxiety, as well as practical skills to manage it in day-to-day situations. Based on the Cognitive Behavioral framework for managing anxiety, this 6-week skill-based class runs Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Program. We will touch on the basics of mindfulness meditation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and how to use these tools to manage your anxiety. Participants must schedule an initial meeting with the group leader.
$300. Sessions may be health insurance billable. REGISTER HERE

BEGINNERS AD/HD GROUP for Ages 7-12  Please call to check on availability for this class.
Jeff Sosne, Ph.D.
2 Parent Meetings, Wednesdays April 5 and June 7, 2017   5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
8 Student Sessions, Wednesdays April 12 – May 31, 2017   5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
This group teaches children struggling with self-control and/or attention (AD/HD) to work productively and behave appropriately within group settings. This program introduces behavioral, cognitive and emotional regulation skills that are reinforced through specially designed peer group activities. The group model encourages peer support and enables the children to learn from each other. Parents observe to learn and then apply the concepts at home. This group requires a , pre-registration and a specialized packet. $500.  Student sessions ($400) are insurance billable. Please CLICK HERE.**

TANTRUMS, MELTDOWNS AND RAGE: PARENTING STRATEGIES FOR CALMING THE STORM
Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D.
3 Thursdays, April 6, and May 4, and June 1 2017   6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
This is a workshop for parents of school-age children and teens who are prone to emotional outbursts. We will review strategies for catching your child before the storm, calming your child if he/she has passed that “critical window,” and preventing future meltdowns from occurring. We will also review strategies for parents to stay calm in the face of a child’s outburst. This workshop is for parents and caregivers only. $180 individual/or family. REGISTER HERE

STRENGTHENING ATTACHMENT AND HEALING FROM EARLY TRAUMA: A WORKSHOP FOR FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS
Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D. 
Thursday, April 13, 2017   6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This workshop will review the impact of early trauma on brain development and the common signs of attachment problems. Parents will learn the impact of parent attachment patterns and strategies for creating a secure attachment with your child. Tools to help calm and soothe a child who is in “survival mode” will be discussed. This workshop is not appropriate for waiting parents.
$60 per individual/or family. REGISTER HERE

MINDFUL PARENTING: STRESS REDUCTION AND DEVELOPING EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT CHILDREN – New Date and Format!
Sandra MacPhail, Ph.D. and Jennifer Abeles, LPC
Saturday, May 6th 2017   9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
All parents endure stress, but studies show that parents of children with behavioral and emotional problems as well as disabilities  such as ADHD,  autism, and learning differences experience depression and anxiety more frequently.  Mindfulness practice has been shown to reduce stress as well as increase attention in both adults and in children.  In this class, parents will be introduced to mindfulness practices as a way to not only manage their own stress but to be more effective parents through using mindful parenting strategies. $150 per individual/or couple. REGISTER HERE

PAY ATTENTION TO ATTENTION (Intensive Weekend Format)
Jeff Sosne, Ph.D.
Sunday, May 21, 2017  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This group is designed for elementary aged children with primary weaknesses in effortful/executive/“everyday” attention. Please note: children with self-control or attention problems are better served in the Beginner’s AD/HD Group. Students and parents will attend together. Students will learn the importance of giving teachers and tasks their undivided attention. Attention training games will help students improve their ability to sustain attention, shift focus and monitor task activity. Parents will learn how to light up their children’s attention center and work within their child’s attention span.
$200, this group is not insurance billable. REGISTER HERE

DE-STRESS, TARGET, AND CHILL
Sandra MacPhail, Ph.D. and Jennifer Abeles, LPC
1 Parent Orientation, Tuesday June 13 2017   5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
6 Student Sessions, Tuesdays, beginning June 20, 2017, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. (no class July 4) (billable to insurance).
Mindfulness has been found to help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and may be as helpful as therapy or medication.  High school girls will learn to focus their minds through mindfulness practices (including yoga) in order to become more aware of thoughts and feelings that lead to stress, worries, depression, and relationship problems. Group is limited to 8 girls.
$350 per child. Child sessions ($300) are insurance billable.
Register by calling the Children’s Program, 503 452-8002 or visit the front desk.


Does your high school student need help: Organizing and preparing presentations and projects? Writing and editing papers?
For more information call (503) 548-4844.

 

Is your child interested in developing coding or media skills?  Individual sessions are available with our in-house expert RJ Layton, B.S., M.F.A.  Call (503) 548-4844 for more information.

*Registration packets are available at the office or online at: http://www.childrensprogram.com/forms-2/forms
or mailed upon your request by calling (503) 548-4844.

**Groups that are billed to insurance require a deposit. Please note that copayments/coinsurance/deductibles may apply to covered sessions

If you are registering for a group, please note: Many groups are limited in size. Cancellations within 4 business days of the start of the class incur a $35 processing fee.

 

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