Groups & Workshops

Here is a handy overview of our Groups & Workshops at Perspectives!

Child Group Counseling And Workshops

Social Skills

– Children with social anxieties or deficits
– Help kids learn effective ways to make friends
– Learn to communicate in socially acceptable ways.
– Leader:  Diana Jennings, MS, LLP
– 8 week group for kids, Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm 

Anger/Self-Control

– Kids who are oppositional or defiant
– Learn about triggers and behaviors
– Learn strategies to manage emotions effectively
– Leader: Joe Lilly, LMSW
– 8 week Group for Kids 8-12, Thursdays,  6:00 – 8:30 pm

Anxiety/Stress Busters Workshop

Children with stress & anxiety and fears
– Leader:  Michael Joy, MA, LPC
Workshop:  Saturday,  August 18, 2018 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Teen Group Counseling And Workshops

The Cutting EDGE

– Teens who struggle with self-injury
– Leader: John Noteware, LMSW

The Teen EDGE

– Males and females who struggle with depression or anxiety
– Teens who are either using or abusing drugs and/or alcohol
– Teens who engage in self-destructive behaviors including self-harm
– Leader: John Noteware, LMSW
– Group begins again:  Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Taking the EDGE off Depression & Anxiety

– Teens who struggle with depression/anxiety
– Leader: John Noteware, LMSW

Social Skills/Teens

– Teens with social anxieties or deficits
– Helps teens learn effective ways to make friends
– Learn to communicate in socially acceptable ways
– Leader:  Diana Jennings, MS, LLP
– 8 week group for teens,  Wednesdays,  7:00 – 8:30 pm

Social Skills/Adolescents

– Teens with social anxieties or deficits
– Helps teens learn effective ways to make friends
– Learn to communicate in socially acceptable ways
– Leader:  Mary Costa, LMSW
– Group begins again:   July 9, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

NEW! DBT Skills Group

-Teens ages 13 to 17
-Use DBT skills to help over come strong emotions
-Learn to cope with depression, anxiety, suicidal behaviors and eating disorders
-Learn mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance
-Leader: Aleksandra Nedelkoski, MA, LPC
-8 week group for teens, Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:30-9:00 pm

NEW! #SelfiEsteem

-Workshop designed to strengthen ability to see one’s self-worth
-Identify how different factors impact self-Esteem
-Managing inner and outside bullies
-Stress reduction and slf care
-Leader: Georgiana DesRosiers, MA, LPC
-Workshop for girls 10-14, Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:30 am-2:30 pm

The Self-Control/Anger EDGE

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– Teens who struggle with anger, impulsivity & hyperactivity
– Focusing on self-control and anger management
– Learn about triggers and behaviors
– Learn tools to manage emotions effectively
– Leader:  Joe Lilly, LMSW
– 8 week Group for Teens,  Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm

Academic Motivation Workshop for High School Students

Building Motivation, Confidence & Initiative in Academically Struggling High School Students.
– Learn goal setting, time management skills and positive decision making
– Learn organizational skills and finding balance
– Leader:  LaTanya Carter, PhD, LP
Workshop:  Saturday, Fall 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Academic Motivation Workshop for Middle School Students

– Building Motivation, Confidence & Initiative in Academically Struggling Middle School Students.
– Learn goal setting, time management skills and positive decision making
– Learn organizational skills and finding balance
– Leader:  LaTanya Carter, PhD, LP
Workshop:  Saturday, Summer 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Adult Group Counseling And Workshops

Anger Management Group for Men

– Men who struggle with anger and anger management
– Learn about triggers, stressors and different ways to manage anger
–  Learn strategies to change your script
–  Leader:  Joe Lilly, LMSW
–  8 week group on Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Fall 2018

Very engaging and felt free to express my opinion.”  
“Instructor was knowledgeable, practical and very encouraging.”
“This class changed my outlook on life.

NEW! Anger Management Group for Women

-Women who struggle with anger and anger management
-Women who feel misunderstood and have trouble dealing with disappointment
-Learn to resolve the emotional pain of anger and heal damaged emotions
-Learn to let go of the past and be free to be you
-Leader: Karolyn Thompson, PhD, LPC
-8 week group on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm, beginning September 17,2018

Navigating the College Experience

– For new and returning college students, age 17+
– Learn goal setting techniques, eliminate procrastination
– Learn organizational skills, study habits and time management
– Learn positive decision making, balance in life & finding your niche
– Leader:  LaTanya Carter, PhD, LP
– Workshop:  Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 

Codependency Workshop for Men & Women

– For Men & Women 18 +
– Providing direction for men & women in understanding their roles in relationships and how to manage and maintain them without losing self respect and self acceptance
– Challenging patterns of unhealthy relationships
– Learn how to stop making excuses for others
– Setting appropriate limits
– Accept yourself right where you are and be free to be you
– Leader:  Karolyn Thompson, PhD, LPC
 – Workshop:  Saturday, Summer/Fall 2018, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 Parenting the Out-of-Control Child/Teen

Number Attending

– For the Parents of Children & Teens ages 5-15
– Parenting the impulsive, angry and hyperactive child
– Determine who struggles with self-control & why
– Learn skills to help your family
– Leader:  Joe Lilly, LMSW
Workshop:  Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Parenting the Self-Injurious Teen

Number Attending

– For parents of adolescents who engage in self-injury and other self-destructive behaviors.
– Learn why people self-injure
– Learn what to do & what not to do to help
– How to effectively parent a teen who struggles with this issue
– Leader:  John Noteware, LMSW
– Workshop:  Tuesday, Summer 2018, 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 pm  

Building Your Students’ Confidence, Motivation & Initiative

Number Attending

–  For parents of students who often have missing assignments, who have failing grades, who are taking summer classes, procrastinate, create conflict regarding homework and/or need constant reminders to do homework
–  Learn strategies for helping their middle school, high school or college student find what motivates them
–  How to use reinforcement and consequences to enhance motivation
–  How their students’ individual learning style can affect motivation
–  Leader:  LaTanya Carter, PhD, LP
– Workshop:  Saturday, Fall 2018, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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