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SUMMER TREATMENT PROGRAMS

SUMMER 2024 PROGRAMMING

We will continue to update this page as we have more information on our summer programming. If you are interested in one of our summer programs, please complete the inquiry form using this link, and a clinician will reach out to you within the next few business days.

DBT FOR THE TRANSITION TO COLLEGE

Preparing for college can be both an exciting and stressful time for many incoming college students. This 7-session program focuses on helping incoming college students prepare for the transition to campus life. By reviewing and integrating DBT skills, DBT For the Transition to College helps teens to recognize the ways in which they can effectively manage some of the challenges they are likely to face when living on a college campus.  
 
Program participants can expect to: learn more about what some of these typical challenges might involve; review a selection of skills from the DBT modules (Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness) that can help with these difficulties; and have opportunities to consider what skills application and integration will look like for them in their unique college environment. The program will help participants cope ahead for potential challenges, including how to manage crises, practice self-care, interact with others (e.g., roommates, peers, professors, etc.), manage their time, navigate homesickness, and make authentic decisions while living on a college campus.  
 
This program is best suited for: 

  • Incoming first year college students 

  • Students who will be living on campus for the first time 

  • Students who have taken a gap year or gap semester 

  • Students who have struggled in their first or second year of college 

  • Individuals who have had some previous exposure to DBT skills 


There will be two iterations of this group during the summer of 2024: 

  1. July 9th through 18th 5-6:30PM 

  2. August 6th through 15th 5-6:30PM

ADOLESCENT UNIFIED PROTOCOL (UP) GROUP 

This group is now closed to new members. 

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.  
 
Our Adolescent UP Group will run from July 9th through August 20th for high school students (ages 14-18). The group includes 13 in-person sessions, held twice per week and two virtual parent sessions (date & time TBD). This in-person group will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm. 

DBT 101

This program has already run and is now closed to new members. If there is significant interest still, we will run it again in August. Please email groups@concordcbt.com if interested.


Our DBT 101 5-Day Intensive Program is designed for adolescents (ages 13-19) who want or need DBT skills, but do not want this type of learning to interfere with their academic schedule. This accelerated program pulls from the evidenced-based curriculum of Dr. Alec Miller and Jill Rathus, which tailors Dr. Marsha Linehan’s skills training manual specifically to adolescents. DBT 101 uses hands-on and interactive learning to help adolescents learn the necessary skills to begin to make changes in their lives, and work towards building a life worth living. Modules covered in DBT 101 include: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Walking the Middle Path. 


Over the course of the 5-day program, adolescents will learn skills to: 

  • Manage and express their emotions 

  • Effectively manage stress 

  • Increase mindfulness 

  • Improve relationships 

  • Increase self-respect 

  • Set boundaries 


DBT 101 takes place from 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday. Participants are expected to be willing to commit to the entirety of the program, complete daily homework assignments, and must be able to sit through a full day of groups. There will be breaks throughout the day, and The Concord Center will also provide group materials, lunch, and snacks. We also ask that group members are free from substance use, do not have active suicidal ideation, and are not actively engaging in self-injurious behaviors. If you are interested in the program and have concerns regarding any of the above, please let us know so that we can discuss alternative options or potential accommodations.   


This group will run from June 24th through June 28th, 9AM to 3PM. 

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 

We run a new iteration of the SPACE group approximately every 8-10 weeks.  

The group will meet on Mondays from 4:30-6pm. The first group of summer 2024 will begin on June 27th.

THERAPEUTIC TABLETOP ROLE PLAYING GROUP (TTRPG)

This group is now closed to new members.

Our Therapeutic Tabletop Role Playing Groups (TTRPG's) use The Game to Grow Method to provide a unique opportunity for adolescents to work on building real-life social skills while also engaging in play. Tabletop Role Playing Games (e.g., Dungeons and Dragons) can provide a unique opportunity to provide therapeutic supports and interventions while engaging in a fun and playful activity. 

These groups are a great fit for adolescents who want to work on the following, while also having fun:

  • Perspective Taking

  • Frustration Tolerance

  • Impulsivity

  • Cooperation Skills

  • Building Confidence

  • Giving and Receiving Feedback 

We will be offering two TTRPG's for Summer 2024: a 90 minute weekly group for middle schoolers, and a 2 hour weekly group for high schoolers. Each group will be capped at 5 members. Groups will run in-person for 8 weeks starting in late June, and take place on Tuesdays (time TBD). 

CHILD CBT GROUP

This group is now closed to new members.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that focuses on the relationship between our emotions, physical sensations, thoughts, and behaviors – and how this relationship impacts our daily lives. This group uses interactive learning opportunities and activities to teach children about their emotions and how to cope with difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations. The group includes six topics: Learning about Feelings, Coping Skills, Thinking Strategies, Defenses, Control, and Gratitude and Kindness.

Our Child CBT Group is for 7-11 year-olds who struggle with navigating feelings of sadness, frustration, and anxiety. The group will take place weekly in-person on Tuesdays from 1:30-3pm, running from June 25th - August 20th.  There will also be two parent-only group sessions focused on helping parents learn more about their children’s emotional experiences and how to best support their children by using reinforcement strategies, being consistent, and communicating empathy (days and times TBD).

FOCUSED SUMMER EXPOSURE WORK

This summer, we are offering short-term, exposure-based treatment for older adolescents and adults (16+) with anxiety disorders and OCD.

Learn to manage your anxiety and confront targeted fears through interventions grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and exposure-response prevention.

This short-term work will consist of 2 to 3 sessions per week (in-person) for a minimum of 4 weeks, with optional additional weeks added on per therapist discretion. This treatment is a good fit for those with mild to moderate anxiety disorders and OCD; it is an outpatient level of care and is ideal for individuals with increased availability during the summer months (such as college students who want treatment prior to returning to school or high schoolers with busy afterschool schedules during the school year). All those interested will complete a semi-structured clinical interview and self-report measures to determine if this is the right fit for your needs before committing to this treatment.

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