Teen Group with Becca Bishop, LPC and Kwabena Blankson, M.D.
This is an open group designed to let teens talk about what is important to them. Becca Bishop, LPC https://www.gtw-health.com/tea... and Kwabena Blankson, M.D., adolescent medicine physician https://www.gtw-health.com/tea... are are facilitating this group. All identities in LGBTQIA+ are accepted. Please call 972-733-6565 to register.
How to handle social exclusion - age 13-18
Life in a post-pandemic world is hard enough without the added feelings of exclusion. How can your teen navigate a healthy social scene when they are constantly feeling like they are on the outside looking in? This group is designed for teenagers to come together to discuss how to handle social exclusion and to learn coping skills and strategies to adapt a healthy social life.
Executive Functioning Skills - ages 8-12
The Unstuck and On Target! curriculum has the following major goals:
• Teaches what flexibility is through concrete, hands-on experiments with physical and cognitive flexibility, and a specific vocabulary (e.g., flexibility, Plan A ➔ Plan B, stuck), which is then used consistently throughout the intervention.
• Explains why it is important to be flexible. The curriculum provides explicit instruction to students on the benefits of being flexible (e.g., it gives them more choices, it helps them become a better friend).• Teaches students how to be flexible by emphasizing routines and self-regulatory scripts that are continuously practiced and reinforced until they are automatic.
• Teaches what goals are and how to achieve them. The curriculum contains lessons to help students focus on what their goals are and distinguish major or target goals (e.g., getting good grades, making a friend) from distractors.
• Teaches a routine and script for setting a goal and completing any type of multiple step activity, project, or assignment. GWPDC is a universal strategy that improves executive functioning, efficacy, and independent work habits for a variety of tasks. It promotes goal-directed behavior, sustained effort, problem solving, self-monitoring, and flexibility.It is such a critical strategy that we use it as the framework for every lesson and embed it in activities as often as possible.
Social Anxiety Group for Teens
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a fear of social interactions and settings. It’s fueled by the belief that people you don’t know will judge or scrutinize you. You also fear embarrassing or humiliating yourself. This group is designed to help teens gain coping skills for social anxiety and realize that they are not alone.
Parent Support Group for ADHD
Facilitated by Becca Bishop, LPC and Jennifer Charney, LPA
By the end of this series, you will have a clear understanding of ADHD and how it manifests in your child. We will discuss characteristics that impact daily life and provide tools and strategies that are effective for children with ADHD. We will help guide you to make practical, small adjustments which positively impact the relationship with your children. The first three classes will discuss summer schedules and how to create a routine to navigate roadblocks that come up during less structured times. The last three classes will focus on transitioning back to school which includes schedules, school communication, and possible accommodations. There will be designated time to discuss current, pressing issues in your family and brainstorm solutions each week.
Re-orienting to life after COVID - age 18 to 35
Getting back out in the “real world” after two years of a pandemic is hard. This group is designed for adults ages 18 and up to come together to discuss and share their experiences and struggles with adjusting to post-pandemic life. Individuals who are struggling with loneliness and social anxiety and more would be a great fit for this group. We know that group sharing can be scary and opening to strangers is no easy task! But through supporting each other and creating a safe space to share our feelings, this group could be a meaningful experience for you.
How to handle social exclusion - age 18-35
Life in a post-pandemic world is hard enough without the added feelings of exclusion. How can we navigate a healthy social scene when we’re constantly feeling like we’re on the outside looking in? This group is designed for adults ages 18 to 35 to come together to discuss how to handle social exclusion and to learn coping skills and strategies to adapt a healthy social life.
Women’s support group - age 18-35
If you’re a woman who is feeling like she is needing more support from other like-minded women in your area, this group is the perfect fit for you. We welcome all women ages 18-35 to come join us in discussions about women-specific issues and what living in our world as a woman means today!
Body image/confidence - age 18-35
Finding difficulty in competing with today’s beauty standards? Join our body image and confidence support group. This group is great for people struggling with body image, beauty standards, and confidence. In this group, we will discuss coping skills for increasing your confidence and feeling good in your own skin.
Communication skills - age 18-35
In this group, you will learn communication strategies for building healthy relationships and self-advocating. We will lead discussions in communication skills like assertiveness, networking, negotiating, self-advocating to enhance your personal and work relationships.