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 …

RISE UP Camp

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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 …

Psychologist Resident

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Position Starting September, 2022  The Children’s Program is seeking a full-time psychologist resident. Our private multidisciplinary children’s mental health clinic in southwest Portland employs more than two dozen professionals (psychologists, licensed professional counselors, developmental & behavioral pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychometrician, speech-language pathologist, and educational consultant) and has served thousands of families over three decades. The position will start in September of 2022 and continue …