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Winter/Spring Groups    Group of children smiling 

We will have limited group openings for Winter and Spring currently available. Additional groups may be posted so stay tuned. 

Winter/Spring Group Registration Link

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Elementary - Middle School

Social Theatre- -Shawn Amador, LCSW

3rd - 5th grade

Saturdays @ 10 am

Social Theatre utilizes targeted skill improv and humorous/lighthearted role plays to practice teach and practice social skills. Social Thinking®, mindfulness, and CBT concepts are intertwined into group activities.  This group works on nuanced skills and is targeted towards those with Autism Level 1, ADHD and/or Anxiety.

Clients who have difficulty with understanding more subtle/nuanced social skills

  • Create a space where kids eel comfortable

  • Rehearse social behaviors to increase relationships

  • Learn brainstorming, accepting and building on others’ idea

  • Enhance confidence through feeling validated

Social Theatre group flyer

 

Teen Groups

Resilient & Regulated Tweens - ages 11-13 - Sundays 10:00 am -11 am -

Resilient & Regulated Teens- ages 14-18 - Sundays 11:00am - 12 pm

Intro To DBT Coping Skills- Courtney Brown, LCSW & Jessica Amedeo, LCSW

Starting on January 22nd 

A group focused on developing coping & emotional regulation skills, mindfulness & effective communication strategies, teaching Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills with practice and discussion. 

Are you a teen who?

  • Experiences strong emotions
  • Feels overwhelmed easily
  • Wants to feel more connected to others
  • Struggles with negative thoughts

Our group can help to:

  • Increase self-awareness, problem solving skills, and effective communication skills to enhance your relationships
  • Tolerate distress and learn how to navigate emotionally triggering situations
  • Learn concrete coping skills

See group information flyer: 

Ages 11-13

Ages 14-18

 

 


 

General Social Group descriptions

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.

⇒  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.

Group Information Sheet 

 

Social Theatre™ Groups 

Social Theatre occurs in a group therapy setting, where participants learn about social skills through role playing, collaborative idea creating, and improvisational theatre activities through a 14 week semester.  Skills targeted are reading the room, feelings expression of self and others, appropriate conversation and reactions for different relationship levels, and perspective taking.  The concepts utilized in Social Theatre is inclusive of social emotional concepts from Social Thinking®, Peers UCLA curriculum, Assertiveness Training, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Actual sessions are 50 minute sessions 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.  
For more information on these groups and to order a copy of her book, please visit Shawn Amador's website  Social Theatre.org 

 
 
 

 


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