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25 Weekly Groups for All Ages!

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Give your daughter – and yourself – the support needed to thrive! Dear friends and colleagues, I’m proud to lead our Child and Adolescent Group Therapy Program at the Institute. As you’re updating your schedules for 2019, we wanted to offer a helpful overview of our current group therapy options – in a concise format…

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Helping Kids to Confidently Ride the Waves of Big Feelings

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HELPING KIDS TO CONFIDENTLY RIDE THE WAVES OF BIG FEELINGS   By Jessica Fisher, Psy.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow / Dialectical Behavior Therapy Specialty Supervised by Vicki Chiang, Psy.D, PSY21136   How do I know if my child could use support?  Some kids are born into the world with big feelings! This is both a gift and…

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New Fall Therapy Groups!

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Head into this school year with the right support!  We’re offering several skill-building weekly groups this fall, including: Superflex Academy Girls’ and Teens’ Connections Groups Creative Connections Details below!   In gratitude, MORGAN FLETCHER, PSY.D. and DANIELLE NEDDO, PSY.D.   SUPERFLEX ACADEMY: A Super Fun, Social Skills-Building Weekly Therapy Group  For Girls Entering Grades 2 – 5 Mondays, 3:45pm-4:45pm |…

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Wise Mind Parenting

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Being a parent is tough work! Wise Mind Parenting is a new group for parents of teens and young adults who want to find new ways to understand and navigate the tough emotions that arise within themselves and their children during this transitional time of life.  As teens and young adults move towards independence the…

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RAINBOW GRIT – A Message for LGBTQIA Teens

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By Kara Johnson, M.A., LMFT Everybody needs a place where they can freely and safely express themselves. Yet I often hear from LGBTQIA teens that they feel  like no one understands what they are really going through.  They may feel  isolated from others. And, they may have lots of uncertainty about who they really are. …

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Child And Adolescent Specialty Program (CASP)—Group Therapy Program: FAQs

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IFGD Group Therapy Program: FAQs Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice (CASP) Tell me about group therapy at the Institute? Our groups help participants build skills in the areas of mindfulness, self-care and emotional regulation, friendship skills, and more.  Facilitators combine age-appropriate discussion, reflection, and activities – like games, role play, and crafts – to help…

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What’s So Special About Group Therapy?

If you’ve talked to someone from the Institute for Girls’ Development for any length of time, you’ve probably heard us talk about group therapy! Perhaps you or your daughter are in a group. Maybe you’ve considered group; perhaps it has been recommended for your child or yourself. Or, it’s possible that you’ve picked up fliers…

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