Group Therapy

Common Group Therapy

Anger Management Group Therapy
The Anger Management program employs a cognitive-behavioral and solution focused approach. The clients assess their level of anger, review employed strategies for dealing with anger, discuss physiological and psychological constructs of anger, present strategies for reducing anger, and restructuring of cognitive errors. The program attempts to improve communication skills, develop conflict resolution skills, problem solving and assertiveness skills. The format includes exchanges, modeling, various “anger workouts” and pen/paper assignments.
Social Skills Group Therapy
The Social Skills program focuses on developing pro-social skills, such as, listening, self-image, accepting consequences, exercising self-control, problem solving, dealing with feelings, and dealing with peer pressure. A structured learning approach is used, consisting of four components: (1) modeling, (2) role playing, (3) discussion of performance, and (4) use in real life situations.
Eating Disorders Group Therapy
Eating Disorder Group Therapy addresses clients whom have deficits in behavioural coping skills and emotional dysregulation; furthermore, clients may struggle with extreme thinking, regulating emotions, emotional vulnerability, emotional sensitivity, and very intense response to stimuli, resulting in inappropriate behaviours and an inability to organize self or self-soothe. Group content includes (1) how to use powerful solution-focused strategies, (2) skills building training, (3) emotional regulation, (4) interpersonal effectiveness, (5) distress tolerance, (6) relaxation training, (7) learned optimism and non-judgemental observation, and (8) exploration of mindfulness and self-awareness.
Solution Focused Group Therapy
Solution Focused Group Therapy provides counselling services to a small group of clients through a Brief Solution-Focused approach. Group sessions are specifically designed to treat specific populations, depending on the common need. By coaching clients collaboratively to assist them in identifying their strengths, clients are able to create positive behavioural change successfully within a short period of time.
Stress Management Group Therapy
Stress Management Group Therapy’s goal is to quickly and effectively elicit realistic positive change through the development of self-control and emotional modulation skills in a therapeutic group setting. Also, each client is to effectively establish a “self management” plan that focuses on building upon already existing strengths and coping skills.

Employee Assistance Programs

Stevenson, Waplak & Associates provides Solution-Focused Brief therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management, and in-house seminars as part of their EAP service delivery.

Presentations/Research

Stevenson, Waplak & Associates deliver seminars and presentations on a number of mental health topics and contribute to research on mental health issues.

Seminars

  • Stress
  • Parenting
  • Attachment
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Research

  • Care and Treatment issues within Treatment Foster Care
  • Eating Disorders

 

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