OUR GROUPS

Please complete our Group Inquiry Form here if you are interested in joining any of our groups.

For additional questions about our group services, you can reach out at groups@concordcbt.com

DBT SKILLS GROUP

Our adolescent DBT skills group will teach clients skills that enhance their ability to cope with emotional distress and deal more effectively with problems they experience. The DBT skills modules include: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path. Adolescents attend a weekly 90-minute group session that starts with a mindfulness practice followed by homework review of what was taught in the previous week. From there, clients will learn a new skill and then discuss with peers and group leaders how to apply these skills at home, in school, and in other areas important to the adolescent. Clients are asked to commit to the group for the full 6-month cycle in order to learn all the DBT skills necessary to begin to make changes in their lives. Adolescents interested in the group must also participate in their own individual DBT therapy and have access to skills coaching with their therapist. If you are interested in this group, please contact us to set up an intake so that we can help you to identify how this group could be helpful.

Group meets Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Please note, our Thursday Adolescent DBT Skills Group is currently accepting new members.

MULTIFAMILY DBT GROUP

Our DBT Multifamily Skills Group uses evidence-based treatment to teach both caregivers and adolescents DBT skills together. Multifamily Skills Group allow for parents/caregivers to learn the same didactic content side by side with their adolescents, and it can also improve family interactions and enhance closeness. The group teaches the 5 DBT modules (Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Walking the Middle Path) over the course of 6 months (23 weeks). Each session is 90-minutes and begins with a mindfulness activity, followed by a homework review of what was taught in the previous week. Then, members learn a new skill and explore how to apply these skills at home with the cohort. Adolescents in the group must have access to a DBT skills coach (which is usually their individual DBT therapist), so that they can have support in applying the DBT skills outside of group sessions.


Our DBT Multifamily Skills group is offered for adolescents ages 13-16 and their parents/caregivers. Group meets Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 PM virtually. This group is currently accepting new members. Please complete our Group Inquiry Form here if you are interested in participating.

ADVANCED DBT SKILLS INTEGRATION GROUP

Our Advanced DBT Skills Integration Group helps adolescents to generalize the skills they have acquired to various situations at home, in school, with family and friends. 


This is an agenda-based group that meets weekly for 60-minutes where adolescents will work together and alongside a group leader to identify DBT skills needed for situations and have an opportunity to share skills they have used over the week. The group will begin with a mindfulness practice that group members will take turns in leading. From there, clients will set the agenda for the remainder of the group participating in offering suggestions for skills to be used as well as receive feedback and validation from other clients in the group. 

Clients are asked to commit to the group for a minimum of 12-weeks, with an opportunity to be considered for additional weeks in the group. Adolescents interested in the group must also participate in their own individual DBT therapy and have access to skills coaching with their therapist. If you are interested in this group, please contact us to set up an intake so that we can help you to identify how this group could be helpful.

DBT PARENT GROUP

Our Parent DBT skills group is designed for parents of those who are participating in DBT treatment and/or have difficulties with emotion and behavior dysregulation. Parents attend a weekly 90-minute group session that includes mindfulness practice, homework review and consultation, and skills learning and practice. This group will help parents learn DBT skills to more effectively communicate with others, as well as manage emotions, behaviors, and crisis situations. The group will cover the five DBT skills modules:  mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path. Each week parents will be given an assignment to practice at home that will be reviewed in the following group. Parents are asked to a commit to the group for the full 14-week cycle to learn the DBT skills necessary to begin to make changes in their lives and the lives of their family members. 

Group meets Mondays from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

SPACE PARENT GROUP

We are excited to offer an 8-week teletherapy group for parents of children up to age 12 diagnosed with anxiety and/or OCD. The group facilitators will use the evidence-based intervention Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), an innovative treatment for caregivers of children who experience anxiety and related challenges. Developed at Yale University’s Child Study Center, SPACE has been shown to be as efficacious as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating child anxiety disorders and OCD.


SPACE is unique in that the treatment is delivered only to parents, without the need for child participation. This format can be a great option if the anxious child is unwilling or unable to participate in teletherapy, or as a compliment to individual CBT or Exposure and Response Prevention the child is already receiving.  


In the SPACE group, parents will learn about their role in supporting their anxious child and concrete strategies to respond effectively to their child’s anxious behaviors. Parents will work collaboratively with the therapists to develop a clear plan to take small, gradual steps in reducing accommodation (things they do or don’t do because of their child’s anxiety). The result is a child who can better self-regulate and cope with anxiety independently.

For more information on SPACE, please visit: https://www.spacetreatment.net/about-space


The next group will run on Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30am, staring on May 25th, 2022. Please complete our Group Inquiry Form here if you are interested in participating.

ADOLESCENT UNIFIED PROTOCOL (UP) GROUP

The Adolescent Unified Protocol is an evidence-based treatment created for teens with anxiety and depression. The group teaches teens to manage uncomfortable thoughts and feelings through a series of buildable skills. The group includes six topics: Getting to Know Your Emotions, Behavioral Activation, Sensational Awareness, Flexible Thinking, Awareness of Emotional Experiences, and Situational Emotion Exposure. There will also be two parent-only group sessions, during which parents will learn how to best support their teens by promoting independence, being consistent, and communicating empathy.


The next session of our Adolescent UP Group will be running from October 5th- January 11th (skipping the week of Thanksgiving and the Winter holidays) for high school students, ages 14-18. The group includes 13 in-person weekly sessions for vaccinated adolescents and two virtual sessions for their parent(s). This group will be held on Wednesdays from 4:30-6pm.


Please complete our Group Inquiry Form here if you are interested in participating.

PEERS SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP

The Concord Center is hosting a PEERS Social Skills Group for middle schoolers beginning on September 13th, 2022. It is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention curriculum that requires weekly parent participation. The program will consist of one teen sessions per week (1.5 hours in length each) as well as one parent session per week (1.5 hours in length). During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities. The program will assist teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand the teen’s social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. PEERS may be appropriate for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression or other social and behavioral disorders.


The PEERS teen group will be held on Tuesday’s from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. The parent group will meet on a weekday morning (day & time TBD). 

The program will take place in-person (COVID-19 pending). Please note: all potential participants must also have a 60-minute intake prior to joining the group. Our fall group will start September 13th and end December 6th.