Staff Blog

The latest from Children's Program clinicians.

ACT for Adolescents – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety & Depression

Facilitated byPriya Ramanujam, Ph.D. (Licensed Psychologist) 6 Sessions, 1 hour and 15 minutes each Sometimes anxious and depressive thoughts get the best of us, and life is hard to live. Sometimes we get caught up in the struggle, and pain turns into suffering. Sometimes things lose their meaning, and we forget what we care about. […]

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Pay Attention to Attention (and Behavior Too!) – Weekend Class

After a pandemic hiatus, our popular attention classes have returned in-person! This weekend class is designed for elementary age children (1st – 5th grade) who struggle with self-control and/or effortful attention (AD/HD).  We will focus on teaching children to exercise self-control in peer interactions, so that they can work productively and play appropriately. The in-person […]

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Understanding Needle Fear & Phobia

Last year, our practicum students created a presentation for parents whose children experience a heightened fear of routine shots. We have made this presentation on Needle Fear & Phobia available for free online for parents whose children are fearful of routine or recommended medical procedures involving needles. Follow the link to watch the presentation.

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De-Stress, Target, and Chill – Virtual Mindfulness Group for Teens

With Sandra MacPhail, Ph.D. (Licensed Psychologist) Learn how to focus your mind to improve attention in these areas: Schoolwork & Test Taking   Stress Reduction   Athletic Performance Building Confidence  Relationships with Friends & Family    In this 4-session course you will learn a specific way of paying attention to your breath, your body, your thoughts, your feelings, […]

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Pay Attention to Attention – On Demand Virtual Class

Presented by Jeff Sosne, Ph.D. This class is designed for parents of elementary aged children with attention weaknesses and self control problems. Our new online format allows you to view information through video, print, audio and other online offerings. Parents will learn how to direct and sustain their children’s attention at home, in the classroom […]

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Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Rages – On Demand Virtual Class

Created by Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D. (Licensed Psychologist) This is a workshop for parents whose children are prone to emotional outbursts. Dr. Ally Burr-Harris will review strategies for catching your child before the storm, calming a child who has passed that “critical window,” and preventing future meltdowns from occurring. We will also review strategies for parents […]

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