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Summer 2016 Group Therapy for Kids

Group work is an effective intervention modality for children and teens for many of the same reasons they are effective with adults, plus some additional reasons that are specific to childrens’ levels of cognitive, emotional, behavior, and social development. Some of these reasons include the following:
  1. Groups enable children to form bonds with peers in a structured environment that enables them to discuss feelings and ideas openly, with reduced risk of inappropriate negative interactions (e.g., teasing, ridicule) and discussion of individual differences that often hinder relationships among them in unstructured interactions.
  2. Groups enable to children to understand that their concerns are not unique to them and that there is not “something wrong with them.” Group discussions may assist children in discussing and coming appreciate that others share their problems, fears, worries, and the like.
  3. Through the use of developmentally appropriate structured activities, children and adolescents are often able to articulate personal feelings and interpersonal feedback to their peers that they would have difficulty verbalizing to adults. Often, young persons accept more readily constructive feedback from peers than from adults.
  4. As is the case with adult group work, groups with children enable counselors to reach more young persons more quickly and, in mental health contexts, at lower cost to families relative to individual counseling. In schools, group work enables counselors to serve ore children in an environment usually characterized by high student to counselor ratios and limited time to actually engage in counseling with students.

Age Groups 7-9, 10-13

4 Weeks beginning June 8 (Wednesday’s) * times determined by number of participants (8-10 per group)
Times: 60 minute sessions (please indicate your time of day preference)
Cost: $35 per session ($140 for 4 sessions)
Discounts: $30 per session (sibling) and/or receive 10% off of all sessions if paid before June 8
Financial Hardship Applications are Available Upon Request

Age Groups 14-18

6 Weeks beginning June 8 (Wednesday’s) *times are determined by number of participants (8-10 per group)
Times: 90 minute sessions (please indicate your time of day preference)
Cost: $40 per session
Discounts: $35 per session with sibling and/or receive 10% off of all sessions if paid before June 8
Financial Hardship Applications are Available Upon Request

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