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
– Group begins again:  Winter 2018

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, Thursday, Winter/Spring 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Anxiety/Stress Busters Workshop




Children with stress & anxiety and fears
– Leader:  Michael Joy, MA, LPC
Workshop: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, $99

Teen Group Counseling And Workshops

The Cutting EDGE

– Teens who struggle with self-injury
– Leader: Leslie Johnsen, MA, LLP

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: Leslie Johnsen, MA, LLP
– Group begins again:  Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Taking the EDGE off Depression & Anxiety

– Teens who struggle with depression/anxiety
– Leader: Leslie Johnsen, MA, LLP

Social Skills

– 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
– Group begins again: Spring 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 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,  Spring/Summer 2018

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, October 28, 2017, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (NEW DATE!  Please note that the date has changed from 9/16/17)

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, Spring 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, beginning January 25, 2018

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

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, Summer 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, Winter 2018, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

 Parenting the Out-of-Control Child/Teen


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– 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, January 11, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Parenting the Self-Injurious Teen

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– 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:  Leslie Johnsen, MA, LLP
– Workshop:  Tuesday, Winter 2018, 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 pm  

Building Your Students’ Confidence, Motivation & Initiative

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–  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, Winter 2018, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Call for a current schedule (248) 244-8644