Understanding Needle Fear & Phobia

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Last year, our practicum students created a presentation for parents whose children experience a heightened fear of routine shots. We have made this presentation on Needle Fear & Phobia available for free online for parents whose children are fearful of routine or recommended medical procedures involving needles. Follow the link to watch the presentation.

PEERS© Summer Boot Camp for Middle Schoolers

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The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) is an evidence-based social skills group for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression and other socioemotional challenges. The group focuses on helping participants and their parents learn new ways of making and keeping friends. Middle school-aged students are taught social skills through didactic and …

Beginners’ AD/HD Camp

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After two long years, we are pleased to announce the return of our Beginners’ ADHD class, in summer camp format.   This camp is designed for elementary age children (1st – 5th grade) who struggle with self-control and/or effortful attention (AD/HD).  We will focus on teaching children to exercise self-control in peer interactions, so that they can work productively and play …

Middle School Academic Success Camp

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with Jeff Sosne, Ph.D. and Stephen Beard, Psy.D. Middle school is always a challenging time–even more so after a year of distance learning.  This class will reinforce academic motivation, attention skills, time management, organizational habits, goal setting, and other executive functions that are central to academic achievement in middle school. Please note that this class is focused on academics, and …

De-Stress, Target, and Chill – Virtual Group for High School Students

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With Sandra MacPhail, Ph.D. (Licensed Psychologist) Learn how to focus your mind to improve attention in these areas: Schoolwork & Test Taking   Stress Reduction   Athletic Performance Building Confidence  Relationships with Friends & Family    In this 4-session course you will learn a specific way of paying attention to your breath, your body, your thoughts, your feelings, and the world around you. …

TBRI® Caregiver Support Group

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For adoptive parents, resource parents, and caregivers of children and teens who have experienced early trauma or loss. This support group will provide parenting tools and techniques to use with children and teens who have had early trauma and continue to struggle with regulation and healthy connection. Each session will have a learning segment, followed by an interactive time to …

Pay Attention to Attention – On Demand Virtual Class

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Presented by Jeff Sosne, Ph.D. This class is designed for parents of elementary aged children with attention weaknesses and self control problems. Our new online format allows you to view information through video, print, audio and other online offerings. Parents will learn how to direct and sustain their children’s attention at home, in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities. We …


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A Relationship-Skills Day Camp for Middle Schoolers  Children’s Program is excited to bring back our highly successful, outdoor therapeutic day camp for incoming 6th-8th graders. RISE UP provides a small microcosm of what students may experience in middle school. We hope to create a diverse membership to help group members practice key relationship skills with one another with the goal of increasing …

Incredible Years – Virtual Parent Group

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with Rose Eagle, PhD, Child Psychologist  10 Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. February 16 – April 27, 2022 (skipping week of March 21 due to Spring Break)  This research-based curriculum is designed to support parents with children ages 3-8 years-old with disruptive behavior including hyperactivity, defiance, impulsivity and tantrums. Parents learn to improve their child’s coping, self-regulation and social skills and decrease negative behaviors at home and/or at school through …