Group Therapy & Programs

Group Therapy & Programs

Group Therapy & Programs



Adolescent & Young Adult Groups

Group therapy is an invaluable tool within the full spectrum of psychological services. It normalizes struggles, provides psychoeducation, develops social skills, encourages empathy, improves communication skills, and provides opportunity for self-reflection and peer feedback. The most useful aspect of group therapy is providing and receiving input from fellow group members who are struggling and healing along with the client. Groups at The Woodlands Behavioral Health and Wellness Center are tailored to the specific needs of our clients. Our groups are lead by experienced therapists.


Social Skills Training Groups

As children grow, one way they learn social behaviors is by watching and interacting with others. 

Children with ADD/ADHD often have attention and working memory problems, which undermine this natural learning process and result in these children feeling and acting awkwardly or inappropriately in social situations. They tend to interrupt, not follow rules or directions, and lose self-control. They also have difficulty sharing and cooperating with others, dealing with their anger, feelings and conflict. These behaviors often result in them being rejected by their peers and perceived as difficult by their teachers.

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Anxiety Disorders who are just shy and have not naturally developed social skills can receive special help in our Social Skills sessions to learn these skills through directed training lessons. Each session of our Training Program focuses on establishing the need for the skill, identifying the skill components, modeling the skill, and practicing the skill through behavioral rehearsal. To help the child master these new skills, parents and teachers are kept informed about what the child has learned, so that they can positively reinforce the child’s behavior, while independently practicing their new social skills at home and at school. Children are grouped by age range not small groups with an age appropriate Social Skills curriculum for each group.
 
Our Social Skills sessions include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
  • Understanding the need for group rules
  • Being a good listener
  • Respecting others 
  • Sharing 
  • Self- control
  • Completing assignments 
  • Thinking before acting
  • Effective communication with others
  • Dealing with anger
  • Accepting change
  • Accepting differences
  • Dealing with conflicts
  • Dealing with peer pressure
  • Making friends
  • Controlling self-expression
  • Following rules and directions
  • Accepting consequences
  • Problem solving
  • Dealing with name calling
  • Avoiding tattling
  • Dealing with feelings
  • Getting along with others
  • Dealing with bullies 
  •  Improving self-image
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