Groups at CAFCO-CEAFO

We know that wait times for mental health services are incredibly long right now, and these groups, grounded in evidence-based treatments, may be an excellent option to access effective treatment more quickly.

Keep scrolling to learn about all of our new and upcoming groups from Parent Programs to Emotional Regulation!

Perfectionism Group

  • Grades 9 – 12
  • June 1st start
  • Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • 9 weeks + caregiver session in 10thweek

 

Does your teenager struggle with perfectionism related to school, their appearance, their athletic performance, or in any other area of their life? This group will help teens reduce perfectionistic thinking and behaviours and increase confidence and self-worth.

Each week, the group will meet virtually with two clinicians for 90 minutes. Following the last session, caregivers will meet virtually to review the course content and discuss how they can best support their teen. Cost: $125/session. Reimbursed by most comprehensive insurance plans. See the attached poster for more information. To register please email Joana at jmukunzi@cafco-ceafo.ca.

  

Emotion Regulation Group, “Don’t Flip Your Lid!

  • Grades 1-3 and 4-6
  • May 29th start
  • Grades 1-3: Sundays, 4pm-5pm
  • Grades 4-6: Sundays, 6-7pm
  • 6 weeks + 2 caregiver sessions weeks 1 and 6

 

We will be offering our popular emotion regulation groups, one for children in grades 1-3 and another for those in grades 4-6. If your child struggles with big feelings, such as staying calm when frustrated or angry, this group may be right for them. The group includes 6 sessions for children and two sessions for caregivers. Both teach practical strategies for dealing with, or supporting kids with, big feelings. Cost: $100/session. Reimbursed by most comprehensive insurance plans. See the attached poster for more information. To register please email

Michela at mdistefano@cafco-ceafo.ca.

DBT Skills Group

  • Grades 9–12 + caregiver
  • August 1st start
  • Mondays, 3pm – 4:30pm
  • 12 weeks

 

We are running another DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) skills groups for teens and their caregivers. This group is 12 weeks long and requires participation of both the youth as well as one primary caregiver. DBT skills have been shown to be effective for teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, intense emotions and mood swings, impulsive and disruptive behaviours, self-injurious and suicidal behaviours, and family and peer conflict. Participants will receive a workbook to use throughout the group. Cost: $125/session. Reimbursed by most comprehensive insurance plans. See the attached poster for more information. To register please email Sophie at sfobert@cafco-ceafo.ca.

 

To learn more about the 4 DBT skills modules please take a look at the following resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ljzoPktJ4Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf3_VzI0xXY

SPACE Group (for parents of anxious kids)

  • For parents of kids in grades 1-8
  • May 17th start
  • Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm
  • 7 weeks

 

SPACE is a caregiver-based treatment program for children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, OCD, and related problems. It has been shown to be as effective as 1:1 cognitive behavioural therapy with the anxious child, which is considered the ‘gold standard’ treatment. This 7-week group will take caregivers through the treatment program, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get support along the way. Cost: $125/session. Reimbursed by most comprehensive insurance plans. See the attached poster for more information. To register please email Michela at mdistefano@cafco-ceafo.ca.

 

To learn more about the SPACE treatment program, please watch this 10-minute of Dr. Lebowitz, founder, explaining what it is, where it comes from, and what to expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqff9kJGDWA. You may also want to check out his website: https://www.spacetreatment.net