We are currently accepting new clients for our fall SPACE groups! Our parent groups take place in 90-minute sessions for a period of 7 weeks and the next round will start in mid to late October (Mondays, 12 - 1:30, or Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30, via Zoom).
Please see below for more details, and feel free to email me at email@example.com with any questions. Thank you so much!
This ‘virtual’ group, based on the concepts of “SPACE”: Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions, is designed for parents of children who struggle with anxiety or OCD-related disorders. The group will be delivered via ZOOM.
The group will take place in 90-minute sessions for a period of 7 weeks. Parents are expected to commit to the entire program.
SPACE was developed at the Yale Child Study Center by Dr. Eli Lebowitz, and is a systematic program that teaches parents how to change their own behavior so that they can best support and respond to their child’s anxiety. By reducing an ‘accommodating’ approach to a child’s anxiety, parents are able to engage in a manner that ultimately enhances the child’s ability to cope with anxious thoughts and feelings.
The goal of the group is to jumpstart a change in family behavior by teaching parents how best to respond to their anxious child. Family accommodation is a way that some parents engage with their children in order to decrease their anxiety. Instead of helping your child avoid anxiety-provoking stimuli, you’ll learn new ways to engage that encourage confronting, rather than avoiding their fears. We will help parents take the initial steps in confronting their own accommodating behaviors towards their child’s rituals and anxious routines.
You can expect to:
gain confidence in parenting your anxious child
develop the tools to effectively address your child’s anxiety