For the fall of 2015, CRG will be offering three groups to meet a variety of our patient’s needs.
This group has been designed for 7 to 10 year old boys to provide supportive and solution-focused group therapy aimed at enhancing the development and use of appropriate social skills. The group is facilitated by Dr. Nathan Larson (Psy.D., HSPP). The goal of group will be to assist group members in developing a better understanding of their difficulties and learning skills to more effectively cope with their emotions and the situations they encounter. Participants will be given opportunities to work on social skills, adaptive functioning (learning to read social cues, regulating behaviors, being patient, being confident, and paying attention in social situations), and learning how to control mood and impulsive actions. We do this through role play and goal-directed interactions, where we share experiences with one another and think of new and appropriate ways to handle common situations. The group is held on Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm, starting September 10, 2015.
This social skills group is designed for girls ages 7-11. This group is facilitated by Dr. Sarah Norris (Ph.D., HSPP) Format for the fall will be similar to last year with a variety of themes and topics discussed depending on the needs of the group. The discussion is usually accompanied by some art activity, role playing or social skills game. The girls seem to work best and talk more when they are involved in an activity. In addition, the activity works on the executive functioning skills of listening, planning ahead, using time well, staying on task and completing a task in a timely manner. The art activity also helps to strengthen visual spatial, fine motor skills, and the ability to follow directions. In addition, cooperation is usually needed between the girls to complete their activity so conversational skills are strengthened. This group will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm, starting September 8, 2015.
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This psychoeducational group is for parents, grandparents and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and is facilitated by Dr. Sandra Burkhardt (Ph.D., ABPP, HSPP). Rather than provide therapy, Dr. Burkhardt will provide instruction and promote greater educational awareness. You will learn more about ASD issues and how to apply them in your family while raising your children or grandchildren.
Monday, 9/21/15 at 4:30pm-5:30pm
Topic: “Understanding the “spectrum”
Monday, 10/26/15 at 4:30pm-5:30pm
Topic: “Outgrowing ASD: How to tell if treatment is working”
Monday, 11/16/15 at 11:00am-Noon
Topic: “Making Positive Plans for the future”
Monday, 12/14/15 at 11:00am-Noon
Topic: “How to have happy holidays”
For more information about availability and pricing of CRG’s Summer Groups and Programs, please contact our office at (317) 575-9111.