All groups meet 2 times per week for 7 weeks, totaling 14 sessions and have an open enrollment. Each group session is 90 minutes long.
Early Intervention Group
Our Early Intervention Group is designed for teens and adults experiencing school, work, legal, or family consequences related to their substance involvement.
Participants will learn about the disease model of addiction and related information and strategies, including the following:
- The stages of change
- The risk and harmful effects of substance abuse
- Mood regulation
- Breaking addictive behavior patterns
- Coping strategies
- Getting needs met through a substance free lifestyle
- The key to overcoming addictive behaviors
This group meets 2 times per week for 7 weeks, totaling 14 sessions. Two of the sessions are designated “multi-family” group and involve the family members of each participant. Teen and adult groups run separately and have no affiliation with each other, besides subject matter.
Random drug testing is crucial to effective substance abuse treatment and is administered twice over the course of the 14 group sessions.
Coping Skills Groups
Our Coping Skills Group is designed for teens and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions that are negatively impacting on their school, work, social life, or family wellbeing.
Participants will learn the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and related strategies, including the following:
- Identifying and understanding thought patterns
- Challenging and restructuring thoughts
- Mood regulation
- Anxiety reduction
- Anger management
- Effective communication
- Breaking unhealthy behavior patterns
- Developing self-discipline
- Living a “solution-focused” lifestyle
Our coping skills group meets 2 times per week for 7 weeks, totaling 14 sessions. Teen and adult groups run separately and have no affiliation with each other, besides subject matter.
Social Skills Group
Our Social Skills Group is designed for students in grades 7-10 experiencing social anxiety, or having difficulty getting along with others and making friends.
Participants learn a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based system for making friends and getting along with others, including the following:
- Strategies for reducing social anxiety and insecurity
- Understanding the intentions of others
- Reading body language
- Initiating contact
- Engaging in small talk
- Knowing when to express personal information
- Conflict resolution
- Developing close friendships
This group meets 2 times per week for 7 weeks, totaling 14 sessions. It is a highly experiential group that utilizes video-taped demonstrations, role plays, and other active learning strategies for helping group participants develop the necessary social skills.
Academic Improvement Group
Our Academic Improvement Group is designed for students in grades 6-12 experiencing school underachievement. While traditional tutoring focuses on helping students improve their competency in a specific subject (math, science, etc.), our Academic Improvement Group focuses on the process of learning and helping students develop the following skills:
The 3 Ingredients to School Success
- Self-Motivation: How to become a self-starter
- Organization: How to save time and energy
- Persistence: The cycle of change and ability to deal with setbacks, disappointments, and failures
6 Success Skills
- Organization: How to use a student planner and the 1-2-3 Succeed system of organization
- Note Taking: How to use the 4-point note taking method
- Reading School Material: Strategies for improving reading speed and comprehension, how to read with the “end in mind”
- Study Skills: Strategies for active learning, and several study strategies for saving time and energy while getting better grades
- Memory Power: Strategies to improve memory power and recall
- Test-Taking Skills: Strategies for taking a variety of tests including multiple choice, true/false, essay and math test, strategies of reducing test taking anxiety and developing a performance mindset
Understanding and Overcoming Roadblocks to Success
- Understanding & Overcoming Roadblocks To Success: Recognizing the internal and external barriers to success and what to do about them
At the conclusion of this group your child will know exactly what it takes to get better grades. He or she will be pleased to discover that the keys to success are several daily routines rather than “working harder” as he or she has heard so many times before.
This group program meets 2 times per week for 7 weeks, totaling 14 sessions. While it is well suited for all students, it will be of particular importance to “the capable, but disorganized and unmotivated student”. This includes students with learning disabilities, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other emotional or psychological difficulties that negatively impact on their school performance.
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