Learn more from the group leader, Dr. Erika Stapert:
Each session will utilize a combination of instruction and role-play to teach a variety of parenting skills aimed at improving your child's behavior. There will also be time each week dedicated to being able to interact with other parents regarding the shared experience of raising a child and the challenges that it presents.
Dates/times: 6 weeks, one-hour per week (virtually)
- Runs on Wednesdays at noon
General goals/topics covered each week:
- Psychoeducation on childhood behavior problems
- Improving your child's behavior through the use of positive attention and effective discipline strategies
- Addressing aggressive behaviors
- Learning to play with your child in a way that provides a therapeutic effect and leads to better behavior
- Improving your child's behavior at school
Targeted issues include: Non-compliance, aggression, behavioral difficulties at school and at home, and negative attention-seeking behaviors (e.g. whining, tantrumming)
Learning objectives for attendees:
- Develop concrete parenting skills that can be used to improve your child's behavior and listening skills.
- Learn how to play with your child in a way that increases their self-esteem; decreases anxiety, anger or frustration; improves the parent-child bond; and increases positive behavior.
- Learn concrete strategies for dealing with oppositional and aggressive behavior.
- Learn ways to collaborate with teachers in improving your child's behavior at school.
Pricing: Fee is $1,200 per parent ($1,100 Early Bird pricing) or $1,500 for both parents ($1,400 Early Bird pricing) for all 6 groups. There is a discounted rate to add a third caregiver (step-parent, grandparent, nanny, etc.), as well.
Intake: An abbreviated intake is required for families that are new to MPG who plan to submit for out-of-network reimbursement. The fee for the abbreviated intake for patients new to MPG is $150. It is a brief session with the parent(s), and may include an observation of the child at the clinician’s discretion. The purpose of the intake is to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the behaviors of the child, identify the challenges and goals of the parent(s) for the group, and assess the parent-child relationship. The intake can provide a diagnosis for qualified parents to use for out-of-network reimbursement from insurance for the group fee.
Group Leader: Dr. Erika Stapert
Cancellation policy: There are no refunds or makeup dates for the group.
Group fees, including the intake fee, are to be paid for the entire series upfront. You cannot pay after the group is over or week to week. Since this is a closed group with only a limited number of parents per group, there are no make-ups, refunds or cancellations. We can provide a receipt for parents to submit for out-of-network reimbursement. The CPT code for group parent training is 90849-95. The parent attending the group must be the identified patient with a diagnosis for the receipt, which can be covered further during intake; we cannot use a child’s diagnosis. Reimbursement is only available for parents residing in NY, CT, PA, and FL where our psychologists are licensed.