Over the course of 8 weeks, children ages 8-10 will meet virtually in a group of no more than 5 children and 2 clinicians once per week for 30 minutes learning different skills to help with emotion regulation. Parents will meet weekly together in a virtual group with the clinician for 1 hour following the child group to learn specific skills taught to the children in the group and how best to support their children when they become dysregulated.
Dates & Schedule
- Meet one afternoon, weekly for 8 weeks
- Child group meets for one hour
- Parent group meets for one hour
- It is not mandatory to attend all eight weeks, but it is highly recommended. Makeup sessions are not available.
Weekly Agenda & Learning Topics
- Week 1: Introduction to the group & emotion regulation basics
- Week 2: Zones of regulation & emotions
- Week 3: Identifying triggers
- Week 4: Connecting mind and body
- Week 5: Problem solving, size of the problem
- Week 6: Inner critic vs. Inner coach
- Week 7: Introduction to calming tools
- Week 8: Creating a home toolbox, saying goodbye
Group Leader: Lauren Feiden, PsyD
- $350 per week per family ($150 for 30 min child session & $200 for 60 min parent session)
- Plus an intake fee of $100 for 1 hour (30 mins with parents and 30 mins with child) to determine goodness of fit for the group.
- Full payment of $2,800 is required before starting group.
- After group ends, we can provide a receipt for insurance reimbursement with a diagnosis and CPT telehealth codes (Intake 90791-95, Group Therapy 90853-95, and Group Parent Training 90849-95). Any missed sessions will be documented as such on the receipt.
Limited to the first 5 accepted families
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria:
- Child must be between the ages of 8-10 years old with average or above language and cognitive abilities
- Child has difficulty regulating emotions with parents, siblings and/or peers
- Child is motivated to work on difficulties
- Parents are seeking support/tools to manage dysregulation
- Child is not physically aggressive and does not have violent tendencies towards others
- Child does not have behavioral issues with non-family authority figures (coaches, tutors, teachers, etc..)
Written by Joshua Rosenthal, PsyD