Emotion Regulation Coping Skills: A Skills Training Program to Improve Regulation of Emotions & Self Awareness in Children
Minnesota Center for Psychology is now accepting referrals for a skills training group aimed towards children experiencing anxiety, inattention and other emotional and behavioral issues. During this 8-week program, children will develop new skills to aid in managing their emotions and behaviors.
This group will:
- Teach age appropriate coping skills such as Mindfulness, Relaxation and Distress Tolerance skills to children in a peer group format.
- Teach group members how to identify and manage feelings.
- Teach and model effective communication skills to children.
- Reinforce the acquisition of attentive behaviors in participants.
- Encourage child group members to use skills learned in group at home and in school to replace unskillful, disruptive or maladaptive behaviors.
- Provide parents and teachers with information that they can use to maintain and encourage success in each client’s school and life.
This group will not:
- Place blame on children, parents nor teachers for client difficulties.
The target population for this skills group is children between 8 to 11 years of age with emotional issues and/or behavior problems at home, school, or in the community who have eligibility for Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care health insurance, or any self pay clients. Please contact Dr. Andrea Anderson regarding referrals for children with similar clinical concerns outside of this age range.
This group meets Monday evenings from 5-6:30pm. For more information or to make a referral, please contact Kristin Nelson, Psy. D. at 651-644-4100 x30, or Andrea Anderson, Psy.D., L.P., CTSS Clinical Supervisor at 651-644-4100 x.16.