DIDACTIC/PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION YOU CAN LEARN IN A GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL FORMAT!
– Groups become active when we have a critical mass to run one; if interested, email email@example.com to add your name to our list of possible group participants; when and if we reach a critical mass to start a group, we will email you.
– Or, if you have 6+ people interested in one of the topics below, we can start a group just for you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us what you need.
– When there are no groups running, the didactic information and skill-building can be provided in a one-on-one format with a therapist as well! Call or email to schedule! This is a great option many people have used! This option to learn the topics below 1-1 is always available, whereas groups are more rarely available.
– Currently there are no groups running. **Consider meeting with a therapist individually to learn the same information covered in groups!**
– The groups and seminars listed below come in a variety of formats, such as:
- On-going / open-ended therapy groups
- Time-limited therapy, personal growth, and psychoeducational groups
- Informational talks
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- Groups for Adults
- Groups for Children
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- Speaking: General Adult Topics for the Public or Businesses
- Talks on Parenting
- Talks on Divorce
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- Speaking Engagements / Speaker’s Bureau
GROUPS FOR ADULTS
Personalized Cooperative Parenting Seminar Series – 8 weeks
This seminar series is designed to guide separated or divorced parents to amicable and effective co-parenting or parallel parenting. The process of divorce requires you redefine your relationship with your former spouse as well as help your child cope with the separation of the family. This seminar will offer valuable tools to enable you to hear each other’s perspectives and come up with child-focused solutions in a practical manner. Typically meets requirements for court-ordered co-parenting class though offered in private 1-1 format; it is more in-depth than most court-ordered classes which tend to be ordered for 4 hours.
Cooperative Co-Parenting Class – 4 hours
This class is designed to provide you with the skills to develop and maintain a child-focused relationship with your co-parent. When we do not have a critical mass to run this as a class, it can be done 1-1 in individual sessions, which typically meets the requirements for a court-ordered co-parenting class though offered in private 1-1 format (check with your attorney to be sure).
Mindfulness Matters – 6 weeks
This group discusses the potential health benefits of practicing mindfulness which can include: Increased ability to cope with and decrease the effects of chronic stress on health, blood pressure reduction, chronic pain management, improved sleep, blood sugar reduction and improved mood. Each class will include presentation, discussion, mindfulness practices and more.
Health & Wellness Drop-In Support Group – On-going:
This group is designed to support healthy living. Recent research has shown people who have group support achieve both short term and long term success in their healthy living goals, and support stands out as the #1 factor in success.
Men’s General Supportive Therapy Group – On-going:
Therapy group for men. A variety of topics will be discussed depending on the group to include general stress, work stress or issues, depression, anxiety, intimate relationships, social anxiety or concerns, and compulsive behaviors such as substance use, gambling, etc.
Women’s Therapy Group – On-going
Therapy group for women. A variety of topics will be discussed depending on the group to include depression, general stress, relationships, and compulsive behaviors such as food, shopping, etc.
Supportive Therapy Group for Graduate Students:
The goal of this group is to provide a safe and confidential space for graduate students to receive support, gain perspective and insight into themselves and their relationships, and learn to cope with the demands of graduate school. The content of the group is open-ended and themes are broad and varied – they have included balancing academic and family life, self-care, family and intimate partner relationship concerns, advisor-advisee relationship concerns, procrastination, perfectionism, depression, anxiety, cultural adjustment, and issues of oppression (e.g., sexism, racism, heterosexism, ageism).
Supportive Therapy Group for Partners of Graduate Students:
This therapy group is designed for romantic partners of graduate students (e.g., spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, etc.). According to researchers (e.g., Brannock, Litten, & Smith, 2000; McLaughlin, 1985), graduate school can put a tremendous amount of strain and stress on relationships. This group aims to offer you the opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation and offer each other support. The content of the group will be open-ended, however some basic themes usually emerge including relationship problems, adjustment to life events, understanding oneself, enhancing self-esteem.
Pregnancy and New Mother Education and Therapy Group – On-going
This group is designed to help mothers cope with the stressors of their pregnancy and impending labor and parenthood. We will discuss how to cope with a wide variety of stressors, possible mental health conditions that occur, body image, self-care, and have outside presenters come talk about resources in your community.
Coping Skills Group Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy
This therapy group is designed for adults with many different emotional problems. The goal of the group is to help you develop balance in your life through skill acquisition. The group will help you learn and refine skills in changing behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns associates with problems causing distress. Components include interpersonal relationships, regulating emotions, developing distress tolerance, and improving your sense of self.
Parenting Dilemmas – 6 weeks
Psychoeducational group for parents, offering expert advice on parenting issues. Runs concurrent to Social Skills Group for Children & Teens (described above).
Addictions/Compulsions Recovery Group – Ongoing
This group is designed as a support and therapy group specific to the needs of people who have struggled with addictions and compulsions (alcohol and drug abuse, gambling, shopping, hoarding, overeating, pornography, recurrent infidelity, etc.). We welcome people at all stages in the process of recovery, with a history of any type of addictive or compulsive behaviors.
Codependency Recovery Group – Ongoing
This group is designed as a support and therapy group specific to the needs of people who have a problem with codependency – often times, adults who grew up in alcoholic homes.
Supportive Therapy Group for Helping Professionals – On-going
Helping professionals face unique stressors and issues. This group is for all helping professionals (nurses, therapists, doctors, child advocates, etc.). This is an opportunity to help you cope with the stressors of dealing with difficult clients. We will discuss specific strategies for self-care and how to utilize both professional and natural supports.
Finding the Voice Inside: Exploring Your Unique Feminine Spirituality – 10 weeks
Through a series of brief, designated writing exercises, women are invited to name, honor, and explore their female experience.
Transitioning Through Divorce
These seminars are designed for people experiencing divorce to help them
move beyond what is often a difficult and challenging life transition.
GROUPS FOR CHILDREN
Coping Skills Group for Teens Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy
This therapy group is designed for adolescents with many different emotional problems. The goal of the group is to help you develop balance in your life through skill acquisition. The group will help you learn and refine skills in changing behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns associated with problems causing distress. Components include interpersonal relationships, regulating emotions, developing distress tolerance, and improving your sense of self.
Social Skills Group for Children – 6 weeks
Through a series of fun activities, in a supportive environment, we help children learn social skills. Improving social skills for children who are shy, socially awkward, reserved, have difficulty making and maintaining friendships, or have behavioral problems in groups.
Social Skills Group for Teenagers – 6 weeks
Through a series of fun activities, in a supportive environment, we help teens learn social skills. Improving social skills for teens who are shy, socially awkward, reserved, have difficulty making and maintaining friendships, or have behavioral problems in groups.
Coping with Divorce for Pre-Teens and Teens (separate groups) – 6 weeks
Aimed to help children and teenagers prepare for and cope with feelings related to divorce, and to develop a positive outlook and plan.
Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss
Children face unique stressors and issues related to grief. This is a six-week group for children 8-11 years old. This is an opportunity to help your child cope with the unique stressors of loss of a loved one, change in life situation, and trauma. Children will learn to proceed through the grief process through hands-on activities.
Group For Children ages 7-11 with ADHD
Parent, child, and joint sessions to help with organization, homework, preparation for the school day, and time management. Also learn how to effectively communicate with your child’s teachers.
SEMINARS / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TOPICS
We offer seminars, workshops and informational talks of varying lengths on a variety of topics. Please call for additional information.
Effective Communication & Listening Skills
Does Mental Illness Interfere with Parenting?
FREE Q&A Session for Family Law Attorneys
Come get some clarification on mental health issues that apply to family law cases, and ask case specific questions. This is your opportunity to decide if your case/client can benefit from a consultation with a psychologist.
CLE: Successful and Happy Living for Lawyers
This seminar provides one mental health/anti-substance abuse credit for CLE credit.We will discuss the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. We will also discuss coping skills to deal with these problems.
Educators: The Road to Resilience Workshop (building resilience in children)
Stress vs. Anxiety: When Does it Cross the Line and How to Cope
GENERAL ADULT TOPICS FOR THE PUBLIC OR BUSINESSES
Have A Stress Free Wedding
This seminar will help you cope with the stressors of your upcoming wedding day such as issues with your in-laws, making decisions about the big day, and generally dealing with your fears of the wedding day.
Suddenly Single and How to Cope (For Women)
This seminar is designed to help women cope with the life changes that occur due to divorce and widowhood. Presented by both a certified financial advisor and a psychologist.
Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Seminar Series
Can be done online for your place of work, Fridays at noon, once a month, to enjoy seminars on a wide variety of topics related to health, wellness, parenting, and relationships.
7 Ways to Get More Sex
Maintaining Balance During Your Engagement: How to Plan without Losing Yourself and Your Relationship
Disaster Proof Your Relationship
The Secrets to Maintaining Marital Bliss–Why Love is Never Enough
Baby Proof Your Marriage
Improving Your Marriage without Talking About It
Helping Parents Help Children: How To Build Self-Esteem and Raise Children Who Make Good Choices
Stop Teen Substance Abuse Before It Starts Teenage
The Road to Resilience Workshop (building resilience in children)
Stay Happily Married
Healthy Eating Habits in Pregnancy and Beyond
AD/HD and Nutrition
Charting Your New Life: What Women Need To Know About Divorce
This workshop is lead by a financial advisor, attorney, and psychologist to help you navigate the complex issues of divorce.
Surviving (and Thriving) During Divorce
Tips for Communicating with Your Ex
Assisting Your Children During Divorce
Does Mental Illness Interfere with Parenting?
SUGGEST A NEW GROUP OR SEMINAR
We regularly expand our offerings, and are always open to suggestions. If there is a specific topic you would like addressed in a group or presented as a seminar, we are happy to consider developing new groups and seminars based on interest. Pass your idea by us and we may just start a group under that heading! If you have a group of people who would like a specific seminar topic presented, and we develop a seminar to meet your specific needs, we may be able to go to a location of your convenience to conduct the seminar.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS / SPEAKER’S BUREAU
Requesting a Seminar or Informational Talk: We have designed seminars and talks for businesses, attorneys, schools, churches, and community groups, and are open to requests for speaking engagements. Please call for more information, or email email@example.com with your request.