Is My Child’s Recurring Behavior a Tic?

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Is your child displaying frequent eye-blinks, shoulder shrugs, sniffing noises, or other repetitive movements or sounds? If so, your child might have tics. Tics are sudden, recurrent, non–rhythmic movements or vocalizations. They usually emerge between the ages of 4-6 years and generally affect males more often than females. Tics are often preceded by “premonitory urges”; unpleasant somatic sensations that typically occur in the area of the body involving the tic.

Incredible Years – Virtual Parent Group – Winter 2021

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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 …

Act For Adolescents: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety and Depression (Virtual Group) – Winter 2021

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Emily Morgan, Ph.D.Priya Ramanujam, Ph.D. 6 Mondays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm January 25 – March 6, 2021 (No class on President’s Day, 2/15/2021) 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 …

Virtual XP Social Group – Winter 2021

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Facilitated by Pacific University’s Doctoral Psychology Practicum Students Section 1 (Late Elementary, Grades 4 & 5 only): Thursdays at 4:00pm (January 28 – March 18, 2021)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 (January 26 – March 16, 2021)This section is limited to …