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Unless otherwise noted (e.g. Rise Up), all classes and groups are offered 100% online at this time.

Last updated 4/14/2021 @ 1:45pm


ACT FOR ADOLESCENTS: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety and Depression (Virtual Group) – Spring 2021

Emily Morgan, Ph.D.
Priya Ramanujam, Ph.D.

6 Sessions, Mondays 4:00pm – 5:30pm
May 10 – June 21, 2021 (NO CLASS on Memorial Day, 5/31)

Sometimes anxious and depressive thoughts get the best of us, and life is hard to live. Sometimes we get caught up in the struggle, and pain turns into suffering. Sometimes things lose their meaning, and we forget what we care about. If this sounds familiar, it’s about time to “get out of your mind, and into your life.”  In this group, participants will learn to acknowledge pain and struggle, make space for difficult thoughts and feelings, and live a values-based life. Using the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT- pronounced like the word), those who participate will acquire tools to help them engage in behaviors that are in line with who they are and who they want to be, while also accepting all emotions, thoughts, and feelings that come along with living a rich and fulfilling life.

Cost: $495.00/patient, non-insurance billable

Limited to 15 participants total. Participants must be between the ages of 15 and 18.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE SPRING SESSION OF ACT


VIRTUAL XP SOCIAL GROUP 

 Facilitated by Pacific University’s Doctoral Psychology Practicum Students 

 Section 1 (Late Elementary, Grades 4 & 5 only): Wednesdays at 4:00pm (May 5 – June 23) 

This section is limited to 5 participants. Supervised by Zaheeda (Zee) Virani, Psy.D. (Licensed Staff Psychologist) 

Section 2 (Middle School, Grades 6-8): Tuesdays at 4:00pm (May 4 – June 22) 

This section is limited to 8 participants. Supervised by Zaheeda (Zee) Virani, Psy.D. (Licensed Staff Psychologist) 

Does your child need more social skills practice while social distancing? If so, our interactive, virtual game group may be the answer! Each group aims to provide a structured format in which participants are introduced to a new game (ex. Taboo, 20 Questions) that allows them to practice their interpersonal relational skills while having fun with their peers. Group leaders will support individuals by providing feedback and helping to reinforce positive social behaviors such as listening, turn taking, good sportsmanship and cognitive flexibility. Due to the limitations of the virtual format, this group is best suited for children who are able to participate with minimal in-person adult intervention. However, should your child require additional support, parental presence and assistance during sessions may be requested. Parents are encouraged to register their child as soon as possible due to limited capacity. 

Cost: $100.00 for 8 virtual sessions (60 minutes each). 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to licensure restrictions, this class is only available to permanent residents of the state of Oregon. Participants must be physically located in Oregon for each session.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR VIRTUAL XP


Understanding Needle Fear and Phobia

A FREE Virtual Presentation for Parents of Children Who Dread Shots

Offered on two separate dates:
Wednesday, May 19 at 4:00pm
Monday, June 7 at 5:00pm

“Am I getting a shot today?” is one of the most common questions asked by children when they visit the doctor’s office. While the majority of children express apprehension and discomfort when receiving shots, how can parents identify when their child or teen needs more support in overcoming needle fears? In this presentation, we will distinguish between fears and phobias, explore research into the development and maintenance of high levels of needle fear and phobia, and outline management strategies for reducing intense fear in children and teens.

The goal of this presentation is to equip parents with the knowledge to support their children and ultimately to help improve children’s experiences with doctors and routine medical care.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Understanding Needle Fear and Phobia

PRESENTER:
Courtney Ball, MA is a doctoral candidate at Pacific University currently completing her practicum rotation at the Children’s Program. She is under the direct supervision of licensed psychologist, Dr. Nichole Sage, PsyD.


Gender 101: FREE Webinar

Offered on two separate dates:
Tuesday, June 1 at 6:00pm
Monday, June 7 at 6:00pm

Gender is a complex concept that can be difficult to wrap our minds around. This presentation is designed to build a basic understanding of gender and how it is differs from sex assigned at birth and sexual orientation. We will also discuss the importance of personal pronouns and how to use them. At the end of the presentation, a list of resources will be provided to work from further strengthen your understanding of the concepts, to discuss these concepts with your children, and to better understand the experiences of gender diverse people.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Gender 101

Presented by Miranda Moore (she/they), MA, Doctoral Practicum Student
Supervised by Megan Nichols, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Zaheeda Virani, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist & Stephen Beard, Psy.D., Psychologist Resident


Rise-Up: A Relationship-Skills Day Camp for Middle Schoolers

Dates: June 28th – July 2nd Half Day (9 AM to 12 PM). No aftercare provided outside of camp hours.

Children’s Program is excited to announce an outdoor therapeutic day camp designed to help incoming 6th-8th graders make the next jump in their relationship skills. Strong empathy skills predict self-awareness, emotional control, perspective taking, kindness toward others, values development, and problem-solving skills. Each day, activities and group discussions center around one of the RISE UP principles — Respectful, Informed and Inclusive, Self-Aware, Empathic, UPstanders. Camp activities are fun, thought-provoking, and supportive. This is an appropriate group for youth who tend to err by under-empathizing (e.g., bullying, teasing, spreading rumors) as well as for youth who err by over-empathizing (e.g., caregiving at the expense of their own mental health). Our goal is to help them find the “sweet spot” of both self-care and other-care.

Location:
German International School, 3900 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005
All camp activities will be outdoors on campus with access to bathrooms and shelter as needed.

Camp facilitators:
Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
Zaheeda (Zee) Virani, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist
Mariko Clark, MA LPC, Professional Counselor

Stephen Beard, Psy.D., Psychology Resident

Cost: $400.00 (not insurance billable)
This camp will fill up quickly, so reserve a spot soon. For more information and a specialized registration packet, please email Mariko at mclark@childrensprogram.com.


SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) – VIRTUAL PARENT CLASS

The Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) class is a parents-only, evidence-based treatment of childhood anxiety with an emphasis on promoting child confidence and coping with anxiety through making systematic and sustainable changes in parental actions and child-parent interaction patterns. You will learn how to best manage child discomfort, increase giving of effective supports to your child, and choose alternative methods for responding to anxious distress to decrease family stress levels. This course will be co-led by Nichole Sage, Psy.D., Michael Schwartz, Ph.D., and Mariko Clark, LPC. There are seven 90-minute group sessions.

Follow this link for an excellent article from The Atlantic that features the SPACE Program.

Class size is limited to 9 families. 
PLEASE NOTE: Due to clinicians’ licensure restrictions, this virtual class is only available to permanent residents of the state of Oregon.

Cost: $495.00 for seven (7) 90-minute sessions (non-insurance billable)

Due to the popularity of this class, the next session beginning May 10, 2021 is currently wait list only.

 

If you would like to sign up for the SPACE wait list, please click here. Families on the wait list will receive early bird invitations to register for future sessions, as availability allows. 


INCREDIBLE YEARS – VIRTUAL PARENT GROUP – Winter 2021

10 Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
February 3 – April 14, 2021 (skip week of March 22 for 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 supportive parenting techniques. Sessions are engaging, informative and positive. Two sessions will be dedicated to child-focused self regulation skills based off the companion curriculum, “Dinosaur School.” Families leave with tools for every-day use. A packet of materials will be sent to each participant prior to the start of group. All sessions will be done via Zoom.

Cost: $495.00/family, non-insurance billable (includes 10 group sessions and session materials). A specialized registration packet must be completed to finalize registration for the group.

Please email mclark@childrensprogram.com if you would like more information.


RISE-UP GROUP (VIRTUAL) – Fall 2020

Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist 
Zaheeda (Zee) Virani, Psy.D. Psychologist Resident 
Mariko Clark, MA LPC, Professional Counselor   

Mondays 4:30pm – 6:00pm, November 16, 2020 to January 11, 2021 (no class December 28)

Are you eager to help your middle schooler grow in their empathy for others? We know that strong empathy skills predict self-awareness, emotional control, perspective taking, kindness toward others, strong values, and problem-solving skills. This 8-week virtual group for middle schoolers supports the development of these skills. Each week, exercises, games, videos and group discussions center around one of the RISE UP principles (Respectful, Informed & Inclusive, Self-Aware, Empathic, UPstanders). Participants consider ways to apply these skills and ideas outside of group as well. The sessions are fun, thought-provoking, and supportive.

Cost: $400.00 for the full series (not insurance billable)

For more information and a specialized registration packet, please email Mariko at mclark@childrensprogram.com.


TANTRUMS, MELTDOWNS AND RAGE: PARENTING STRATEGIES FOR CALMING THE STORM – Online

Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D.

Tantrums, Meltdowns and Rage, is the first of our virtual classes offered through Learn.childrensprogram.com. Dr. Burr-Harris offers a three module video course for parents and caregivers of school-aged children.

This is a workshop for parents whose children are prone to emotional outbursts. We will review strategies for catching your child before the storm, calming a child who has passed that “critical window,” and preventing future meltdowns from occurring. We will also review strategies for parents to stay calm in the face of a child’s outburst. These strategies are designed for school-aged children (kindergarten +).

Cost: $100 per family (i.e., co-parents/caregivers in the same household) (non-insurance billable).

Register HERE for Tantrums, Meldown and Rage Online


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