Group therapy offers kids, teens and adults an evidence-based way to gain new skills and information. Groups are a powerful and effective method of developing social and communication skills/confidence, emotional expression and self-regulation, as well as fine-tuning inter-personal relationship skills, with the overall aim of feeling happier in educational/work and home settings. Participating in a group can offer unique, dynamic and creative ways of developing skills, and can be a safe space to try out new ways of doing things. Groups can often help people to feel less isolated. Group participants provide valuable feedback and support to each other in a safe and encouraging environment.
Group Therapy at Crisalida
Crisalida groups are run by an experienced team of therapists. Group numbers vary according to the particular group offered at Crisalida, but are usually 6-10 participants. However, sometimes small group work with 2-4 children can also be offered. Many of the groups offered at Crisalida will be provided by two therapists working together, offering participants an enhanced therapeutic experience. Group therapy is not for everyone, and we work carefully to ‘match’ our groups and ensure clients are ready for this experience, and so a pre-group assessment is conducted for new clients to discuss individual’s needs, goals and expectations. Groups are tailored around individual’s needs and goals.
Group therapy offers people a financially viable way to receive therapy services.
Crisalida offers the following group therapy services currently in 2013 (check back frequently as changes can occur!):
|S.A.S Secret Agent Society||Monday||8-11yrs||Term 1 & 2 2014Weekly 5.30-7.00pm||YES|
|Friendship/Social Skills||Tuesday||Prep and Grade 1||Fortnightly 4-5pm||FULL – taking names for waiting list|
|Friendship/Social Skills||Tuesday||Grade 2/3||Fortnightly 4-5pm||FULL|
|Friendship/Social Skills – Boys||Wednesday||Grade 4/5/6/7||Fortnightly 5-6pm||FULL|
|Friendship/Social Skills – Girls||Wednesday||Grade 4/5/6||Fortnightly 5-6pm||FULL|
|Friendship/Social Skills||Thursday||Prep 1/2||Fortnightly 4-5pm||FULL|
|Ready Steady Prep||Friday||Prep||Weekly||Term 4 2014|
|Ready Steady Prep||Saturday||Prep||Weekly||Term 4 2014|
|Friendship/Social Skills||Saturday||Prep, Grade 1/2/3||Fortnightly 11.30-12.30||YES|
|School Holiday Friendship / Social Skills Groups||4 days during holidays (1 hour per day)||Primary||Every holidays||YES|
|Mindcraft ‘Social Mind’ group||TBC||Over 18yrs||Waitlist – will run when numbers allow||YES Taking names on waiting list|
|Tuning into Kids Parents Group||TBC – likely Sunday afternoons||Parents||Waitlist – will run when numbers allow||YES Term 1 2014|
|VCE Preparation Groups||TBC||Adolescents||Waitlist – will run when numbers allow||YES Taking names on waiting list|
|Art Therapy Groups||Saturdays and Wednesday nights||Children, adolescents and adults||Waitlist – will run when numbers allow||YES|
|Be Confident Belong 17-19 year olds||Thursday||17-19 year olds||Thursdays 5:15pm weekly||YES|
|Be Confident Belong 12-14 year olds||TBC||12-14 year olds||Weekly – Waitlist – will run when numbers allow||YES|
|Be Confident Belong 14-17 year olds||TBC||14-17 year olds||Weekly – Waitlist – will run when numbers allow||YES|
|Groups for Teens who Stutter||Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm||Adolescents||Weekly – Waitlist – will run when numbers allow||YES|
|Mindfulness Psychology for Parents Group||Tuesday evenings||Adults||Weekly – Waitlist – will run when numbers allow||YES|
For any of these groups, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 94846299 or fill in/send a Group Registration Form.