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Winter/Spring Groups

Limited openings for winter groups, please complete the Winter 2021 group form if you are interested. 

 

For Spring/Summer Groups please complete the group interest waitlist form. 

 

For general Social group information, philosophy for grouping, schedule and fees

  Group Information Sheet 

 

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Social Cognitive Skills groups for:

⇒  Children, and teens based on age/grade and social cognitive skills level.

⇒ Participants who have average or above cognitive abilities and solid language skills.

⇒ Participants who are able to regulate their behavior with minimal prompting/support.

 

See below for descriptions of our social cognitive skills groups.

 


Social Cognitive Skills (Social CBT) Groups

Social CBT Groups:  Our social-cognitive behavior therapy groups use cognitive psychotherapy concepts along with vocabulary and methodology from Social Thinking®. These groups work on perspective taking, self awareness, social awareness, self regulation and how our thoughts and feelings influence our behavior. We work on teaching problem solving and more adaptive ways to think about and cope with environmental and social stressors. Self regulation and social attention are important skills for social functioning and necessary to improve our ability to observe and process social information with more reliability. Participants will learn to work together and provide one another with supportive and constructive peer feedback.

Elementary K-1st grade 

Elementary 2nd-3rd 

Boys 4th-5th grade 

Girls 4th -5th grade

Boys Middle School group

Girls Middle School group

 


Mindful Movement 

Group for 3rd - 5th grade

Day & Time TBD

(limited to 4 participants)
In this group we will explore how mindfulness, deep breathing, and mindful movement can help us find optimal energy and mood for learning and socializing. We will utilize Yoga Kids TM movement along with the Mood Meter and other fun mindfulness tools to become more aware, and feel more equipped to handle the ups and down of daily life.

 

Facilitated by Jessica Amedeo, LCSW

 


Let's Create

Group for 3rd-5th grade

(limit 4-5 participants)

Telehealth

Mondays at 4-5 pm

Fee: $30/session

Let's Create telehealth group weekly in December for late elementary participants. - three sessions including

mindfulness poems, art, improvisation, and storytelling. All participants must have enough self-regulation skills to stay engaged with the activities online. 

 

Facilitated by Amy Malone, LCSW


 

Positive Pals:

A Unique Group using the Big Life Journal

The group will be limited to four children and options are available to meet in-person or virtually.

7 sessions -$30 per session + $25 journal fee

·    Does your child struggle with failure or minor setbacks?

·    Could your child benefit from learning ways to think more positively?

·    Does your child need assistance in learning and utilizing coping skills in stressful situations?

This group will use the science-based, Big Life Journal to help wire the children’s brains for resilience and a growth mindset. In addition, the activities will assist in developing confidence, demonstrating kindness to themselves and others, and learning to begin a gratitude practice.

Facilitated by Courtney Brown, LCSW


Social Theatre™ Groups 

Social Theatre occurs in a group therapy setting, where participants learn about social skills through script writing and improvisational theatre activities.  Participants are taken through a collaborative writing process at the speed they are comfortable, then eventually perform their own skits in the community.   Scripts are written about social fails and how to correct the situations.  Their skits include strategies utilizing social emotional concepts from Social Thinking®, Assertiveness Training, Skillstreaming, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Actual sessions are 45-50 minutes with a parent briefing afterwards.  The parent briefing includes a discussion of the activities, the rationale and teaching behind the activities, as well as an optional weekly family assignment.  Moreover, during this time, we also brainstorm and plan outings where the participants can perform.

 

Intermediate (3-5th) nuance social learner 

Junior High (6-8th) nuance social learner 

HIgh School Group nuance social learner

Women's Young Adult/College Age Social Theatre - click here for flyer -openings available

Men's Young Adult/College Age Social Theatre

Young Adult -  emerging social learners 

 

 


For more information on these groups and to order a copy of her new book, please visit Shawn Amador's website  Social Theatre.org 
 
 

 


For more information on Social Thinking please visit their website
www.socialthinking.com