Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining any of our groups.
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 Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM or Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:00 PM
ADVANCED DBT SKILLS INTEGRATION GROUP
Group description coming soon.
DBT PARENT GROUP
We will be offering a DBT Parent Skills Group, consisting of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation modules. This group will run for 14 weeks and each group will be 90 minutes long.
SPACE PARENT GROUP
We are excited to offer a 12-week teletherapy group for parents of elementary school-aged children 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.
The Concord Center plans to offer this group to a small number of families, starting in early 2021. The parent group will meet once per week for 90 minutes via telehealth.
For more information on SPACE, please visit: https://www.spacetreatment.net/about-space