Perkins Counseling & Psychological Services offers a variety of therapy groups. We are always expanding and rotating our available groups, so be sure to check back frequently to see what’s new or coming up!
*All groups must be registered for to attend. Contact the office to sign up today!

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group for Adolescents (ages 13-17) *Start Date: January 24, 2019*

*Open group* Patients can join at the start of any Module. Intake appointment must be scheduled before the start of each Module.
• Group Coordinator: Selena Waite, MA/CAS, LPC, LPA
• Cost: $45 per session or Based on Insurance Benefits
• Group consists of 4 Modules- each module is 4 weeks long with a one-week break in between each module (16 weeks of content).
• DBT is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. It is especially helpful in identifying and changing negative thinking patterns.

How Do I Know If I Need a DBT Group? This group can help if you: struggle with intense emotions that make you feel out of control; use self injury or abuse substances to deal with your life; want better relationships; desire to have better self-esteem; want to learn healthier ways of interacting with others.

The four module topics are: Mindfulness/Selfawareness Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Emotion Regulation Skills, and Interpersonal Relationships.

Module 1 Starts January 24th (Must join the group for the 1st Module by January 17, 2019.)
Module 2 Starts March 7th (Must join the group for the 2nd Module by February 28, 2019.)
Module 3 Starts April 11th (Must join the group for the 3rd Module by April 4, 2019.)
Module 4 Starts May 16th (Must join the group for the 4th Module by May 9, 2019.)

*Contact the office today to sign up today!

Positive Parenting Classes – 2 Sessions: January 26 and February 9
For Parents of Children Ages 5-11
Total Cost: $300 per Individual or $450 per Couple
Dates: Saturday, January 26 and February 9
Duration: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM (3 hour sessions)

Day 1 Objectives:
Parents will learn about:
• Positive parenting as a less stressful approach to parenting.
• Common reasons for problem behaviors.
• A variety of ways to track problem behaviors in order to target behaviors for effective and efficient intervention.

Day 2 Objectives:
Parents will:
• Review progress towards goals set on day one using a self-evaluative model that is designed to build confidence in parenting skills.
• Learn strategies for preventing and managing problem behaviors.
• Select one problem behavior and learn about appropriate strategies to address behaviors.

Videos, discussion, and interactive exercises will be used to ensure parents feel confident in implementing strategies at home. By the end of the two session workshop, parents will know how to apply strategies to problem behaviors and will be able to apply these strategies to current and future problem behaviors.

*Contact the office today to sign up today!