Child & Family Groups

Group 1

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Paths to Success: Promoting Self-Regulation and Social Skills in Children

Start Date: New Groups Forming Now!

Who: 3rd to 5th graders

When: Tuesdays from 6-7:15p. for 12 weeks/sessions

Where: Our offices at 950 Logan Street, Denver, CO 80203

Group Leaders: Dr. Stephanie Miller, Ph.D.Dr. Sara Knickerbocker, Ph.D., NCSP

Topics: Emotional triggers, managing emotions, flexibility, impulsivity, relaxation and calming, friendship, peer conflict, fairness and responsibility. 

Description:

Many school-age children face social-emotional and behavioral challenges that can at times impact their peer relationships. This group is designed to support children who are struggling to regulate and calm themselves, manage their behaviors and emotional responses, and successfully engage in positive peer relationships. 

There are many benefits of participating in a group therapy program. Children often find acceptance among peers who are facing similar challenges and learn that they are not alone in their experiences. They also have the chance to practice new skills in a safe and supportive environment. Finally, in a group setting, children often learn how to improve their communication around their challenges and receive not only the support of trained professionals, but their peers as well. 

Format:

This group will consist of 12 sessions, with 10 sessions being designed for the children and 2 parent sessions scheduled mid-way (Session 6) and at the conclusion of the group (Session 12). Group size will range from 6 to 8 children. There will also be a one hour intake session with parents scheduled prior to the start of group. 

The children’s groups will be a combination of activity-based learning and talk therapy. Ultimately, our goal is to allow children space to share and process their experiences while learning strategies and tools to help them manage challenges they are facing. While the topics (above) provide an outline for the content of our sessions, we believe that flexibility and working to meet the needs of the unique group that will come together is the most beneficial approach.

The parent sessions are intended to provide space for parents to learn about what their child has been working on in group sessions, as well as receive their own support in the unique parenting challenges they may be facing. 

Commitment:

In order to preserve the integrity of the group process, we ask that families be able to commit to 9 out of the 10 sessions for the children. All session dates will be provided to you prior to the initial intake session to ensure the feasibility of participation for each family. 

To  learn more and to sign up: Please call our main line to set up a phone consultation with Dr. Stephanie Miller. Alternatively, you can set up a phone consultation through our website (below). Please indicate your interest in groups in the note section.