Complete List

All classes and groups are offered online via our Virtual Clinic.

Last updated 10/30/2020 @ 1:09pm


RISE-UP GROUP (VIRTUAL)

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.


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

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

6 Mondays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm 
November 9 – December 14, 2020

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: $400.00/patient, non-insurance billable

Limited to 10 participants total. Participants must be between the ages of 11 and 17.

REGISTER HERE

UPDATE 11/4/2020 @ 3:28pm – ACT GROUP IS NOW WAIT LIST ONLY. If you sign up and a space does not become available, we will offer you early notification and sign-up access when the new session becomes available.



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

7 Mondays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Main program: November 30, 2020 – January 11, 2021 (NO class on December 28, 2020)
Booster Session: February 1, 2021

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., and Michael Schwartz, Ph.D., and virtually conducted over seven, 90-minute classes in a group setting.

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

Class size is limited to 6 families. Designed for children ages 5 – 14.
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)

11/6/2020 – Registration for SPACE is now closed, and the wait list is also full. Please check back for early 2021 dates to be posted near the end of the year!


INCREDIBLE YEARS – VIRTUAL PARENT GROUP

10 Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
September 23 – December 2, 2020 (skip week of Thanksgiving)

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: $400.00/family, non-insurance billable (includes 10 group sessions and session materials). There will be options for additional support outside of the class time to provide personalized feedback, self-care opportunities and building connection with group members. A specialized registration packet must be completed to finalize registration for the group.

8/31/2020 – THIS CLASS HAS FILLED AND IS NOW WAIT LIST ONLY.

Please email mclark@childrensprogram.com if you would like to be placed on the wait list.


VIRTUAL XP SOCIAL GROUP

Presented by Zaheeda Virani, Psy.D. (Psychologist Resident)
and psychology practicum students (TBA)

Supervised by Rose Eagle, Ph.D. (Licensed Staff Psychologist)

Section 1 (Late Elementary, Grades 4 & 5 only): Mondays at 4:00pm (September 28 – November 16)
Section 2 (Middle School, Grades 6-8): Thursdays at 4:00pm (September 24 – November 12) THIS SECTION IS FULL AS OF 9/17. 
Section 3 (High School, Grades 9 – 12): Tuesdays at 4:00pm (September 29 – November 17) THIS SECTION IS FULL AS OF 9/17.

Each section is limited to 8 participants.

Does your pre-teen or teenager need more social skills practice while social distancing? If so, our interactive, virtual game group may be the answer! Each week, we will introduce a new online game that will allow your child to practice their interpersonal relational skills while having fun with their peers. Group leaders will support individuals by providing structure and helping to reinforce positive social behaviors. Three group options are available based on your child’s age and parents are encouraged to sign their child up as soon as possible due to limited capacity.

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

Registration is currently closed for this round of this class. Please email zvirani@childrensprogram.com if you are interested in potential future serssions. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to licensure restrictions, this class is only available to permanent residents of the state of Oregon.



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


BEGINNERS’ AD/HD COURSE – VIRTUAL FORMAT

Jeff Sosne, Ph.D.

This group teaches elementary school age school children struggling with self-control and/or attention (AD/HD) to work productively and behave appropriately within group settings.

Content will be delivered via online modules, accessible at any time, that include a broad overview lesson for parents, and several shorter modules with skill-building exercises for parents to do at home with children.

Modules will be available online in late 2020. Please check back for updates!


PAY ATTENTION TO ATTENTION VIRTUAL FORMAT

Jeff Sosne, Ph.D

This group is designed for elementary aged children with primary weaknesses in effortful, executive, “everyday” attention. (Please note: children with self-control/attention problems are better served by the Beginners’ AD/HD Group). Students will learn the importance of giving teachers and tasks their undivided attention. Attention training games will help students improve their ability to sustain attention, shift focus and monitor task activity. Parents will learn how to light up their children’s attention center and work within their child’s attention span.

Content will be delivered via online modules, accessible at any time, that include a broad overview lesson for parents, and several shorter modules with skill-building exercises for parents to do at home with children.

Modules will be available online in late 2020. Please check back for updates!


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