SPACE: Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions – Virtual Parent Class

PLEASE NOTE: Due to clinicians’ licensure restrictions, this virtual class is only available to permanent residents of the state of Oregon.

The Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) class is a parents-only, evidence-based treatment of childhood anxiety with an emphasis on promoting child confidence and coping with anxiety through making systematic and sustainable changes in parental actions and child-parent interaction patterns. You will learn how to best manage child discomfort, increase giving of effective supports to your child, and choose alternative methods for responding to anxious distress to decrease family stress levels. This course will be conducted virtually over seven, 90-minute classes in a group setting.

Follow this link for an excellent article from The Atlantic that features the SPACE Program.

7 sessions, 90 minutes each

Cost: $575.00/series (not insurance billable)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to clinicians’ licensure restrictions, this virtual class is only available to clients who reside in Oregon.

SECTION 1 – ELEMENTARY AGE: For parents of children in grades K – 5. Limited to 9 families. 
with Nichole Sage, Psy.D., Michael Schwartz, Ph.D., and Priya Ramanujam, Ph.D.,
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm (90 mins – via Zoom) 
Dates: January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 20, 27; and March 20, 2023

SECTION 2 – MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE: For parents of children in grades 6 – 8. Limited to 6 families. 
with Mariko Clark, MA, LPC, and Allan Cordova, Ph.D.
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm (90 mins – via Zoom)
Dates: January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 15, 22; and March 15, 2023

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 class setting will closely approximate classroom and social situations, so that your child can practice these skills in a representative environment. Parents will observe the class so they are better able to reinforce these skills through at-home practice.  

The group is led by Jeff Sosne, Ph.D., a child psychologist with more than forty years of experience. He specializes in helping children with attention and self-control problems, and has offered this class more than 200 times.  

Basic Principles for Teaching Attention & Self Control Skills (Parents Only)*:

Thursday, September 29, 2022
6:00pm – 8:00am (Virtual Zoom Session)

**9/29/2022 @ 4:00pm – The parent session is now closed. Parents may still register their child for the weekend workshop, and will be given access to a recording of this session.

Main Camp: Saturday & Sunday, October 8 – 9, 2022 (In Person)

Morning Session (for Children in Grades 1 – 3):
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am – 12:00pm (Breaks included)

Afternoon Session (for Children in Grades 4 -5):
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Breaks included)

Location: Children’s Program Main Offices (6443 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy)

Cost: $400.00 (not insurance billable)
Please note: A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 will be collected to hold your spot in the class.

For those parents who would prefer to work their way through the curriculum at their own pace, Pay Attention to Attention is also available as online, self-guided modules.

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 and in extra-curricular activities. We will talk about the nature of attention and how attention impacts all aspects of our lives. The class will focus on attention skills, with attention training games that help students to sustain attention, shift focus, fend off distractions, and monitor task activity. Parents will learn how to light up their children’s attention center and work within their child’s attention span. Since many children with attention problems also experience behavior difficulties, self control considerations are also included.

This class is intended to support other forms of intervention and not replace them.

Price: $100.00

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 to stay calm in the face of a child’s outburst. This workshop is for parents and caregivers only.

Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Rages is a self-guided virtual curriculum, designed to be completed at your own pace.

The class fee of $100.00 will grant you access to all course content for 6 months from the date of purchase.

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TBRI® Caregiver Support Group

For parents and caregivers of children and teens who have experienced early trauma or loss.

This support group will provide parenting tools and techniques to use with children and teens who have had early trauma and continue to struggle with regulation and healthy connection. Each session will have a learning segment, followed by an interactive time to process and problem-solve the unique challenges that each caregiver is experiencing with their child.

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) is an evidence-based therapeutic model that trains parents and caregivers in attachment-based, trauma-informed interventions to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Connecting Principles for attachment needs, Empowering Principles to address physical needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors.

Series II: TBRI Empowering PrinciplesThis series will focus on strategies to help you and your child stay regulated. It will include a deep dive into sensory issues, physiological regulation strategies, and ecological regulation strategies to support your child across home, school, and community environments. 

Cost for full series: $180.00 individual/ $240.00 couple; scholarships available on a limited basis
Location: This will be a virtual group, and registrants must reside in Oregon.
Facilitators: Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D., TBRI provider and licensed psychologist; Karina Peters, Psy.D., Psychologist Resident; Julia Rossi, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist; and Kayla Bailey, Psy.D., Psychologist Resident
Time: 9:00am to 11:00am on Tuesdays
Dates: January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023 

Registration Deadline: January 17, 2023

Additional TBRI modules coming in 2023:
Correcting Principles (starts in April 2023)
Connecting Principles (starts in October 2023)

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Questions? Email classes@childrensprogram.com

Incredible Years – Virtual Parent Group

with Rose Eagle, Ph.D., Child Psychologist & Kayla Bailey, Psy.D., Psychologist Resident 

10 Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. 
February 1 – April 12, 2023
(NO class March 29 during Spring Break) 

This research-based curriculum is designed to support parents with children ages 3-8 years-old with disruptive behavior including hyperactivity, defiance, impulsivity and tantrums. Parents learn to improve their child’s coping, self-regulation and social skills and decrease negative behaviors at home and/or at school through supportive parenting techniques. Sessions are highly interactive, engaging, informative and positive. Two sessions will be dedicated to child-focused self-regulation skills based off the companion curriculum, “Dinosaur School.” Families leave each session with tools for every-day use. A packet of materials will be sent to each participant prior to the start of group. All sessions will be conducted via Zoom. 

Cost: $450.00/family, non-insurance billable (includes 10 group sessions and session materials. A limited number of scholarships are available–indicate your interest at registration).

Psychologist Resident – Anxiety Specialty

Position begins September, 2023 

The Children’s Program is seeking a full-time psychologist resident. Our private multidisciplinary children’s mental health clinic in southwest Portland employs more than two dozen professionals (psychologists, licensed professional counselors, developmental & behavioral pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychometrician, speech-language pathologist, and educational consultant) and has served thousands of families over more than three decades. The position will start in September of 2023 and continue for one year.

This position will be primarily focused on evaluation and treatment of young children presenting with anxiety symptoms, and may also involve psychological assessment work with children who are involved in the child welfare system. We will be prioritizing applicants who have a demonstrated strong interest in working with young children impacted by anxiety. The resident will receive training in empirically-supported treatment approaches such as Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), exposure and response prevention, Incredible Years parenting curriculum, and other relevant approaches. The resident will have the opportunity to provide group and individual therapy interventions.

A background in assessment and intervention with children and families is required and experience with evidence-based evaluation and therapy is preferred.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Candidates should hold a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology from an APA accredited institution  
  • Applicants must have completed an APA- or APPIC-recognized pre-doctoral internship
  • Have clinical training and applied experience serving children and families 

The benefits of working at our clinic include:  

  • Salary of $53,000.00
  • Insurance-eligible position 
  • Generous vacation and leave policy
  • Numerous continuing education and consultation opportunities  
  • Full-time staff support with administrative tasks, including:
    • Intake screening
    • Scheduling
    • Billing & collections
    • Credentialing & insurance paneling
    • Marketing & community outreach
    • IT   
  • Well-established sources of client referrals from medical & mental health professionals, schools, and other institutions in the Portland metro area  
  • A vibrant, fun, supportive office environment  

Children’s Program values diversity among staff, trainees and the population we serve. Our non-discrimination policy indicates that trainees, clients and staff have the right be treated considerately and respectfully regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, cultural background, economic status, education or disability. We believe that diversity enhances the climate and training environment and are committed to ongoing efforts to recruit and retain diverse staff (including training supervisors) and trainees, as well as to improve our ability to serve diverse populations in our region. We seek to provide ongoing training and educational opportunities for our staff and trainees around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, with a goal of improving clinical practice, increasing outreach to underserved communities and improving our ability to welcome and support trainees and staff from a wide range of backgrounds.

For further information and to apply for the position, please email CV and cover letter to Rose Eagle, Ph.D., Director of Training, at reagle@childrensprogram.com

Helping Children Heal from Trauma & Loss

In this two-part video, psychologist Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D. and psychologist residents Dr. Julia Rossi & Dr. Karina Peters discuss how trauma affects children, signs that your child may need additional help, and ways for you to support their healing and resilience. Learn about additional programs to support the recovery process.  

Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist at Children’s Program and the director of our Child Trauma and Attachment Program. She has been practicing for over 25 years as a clinician, and is a provider of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), EMDR, and other evidence-based trauma interventions. 

Videos can be paused to read slides.

Psychologist Resident – Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialty

Position begins September, 2023 

The Children’s Program is seeking a full-time psychologist resident. Our private multidisciplinary children’s mental health clinic in southwest Portland employs more than two dozen professionals (psychologists, licensed professional counselors, developmental & behavioral pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychometrician, speech-language pathologist, and educational consultant) and has served thousands of families over more than three decades. The position will start in September of 2023 and continue for one year.

This position will involve a combination of assessment and intervention. The resident will complete psychological evaluations of children and youth (ages 2-18) for whom Autism Spectrum Disorder is a primary referral concern. Previous experience in ADOS2 administration and/or clinical work with children and youth with ASD is desirable. Intervention work will focus primarily on working with children and youth ages 11-21 who have ASD diagnoses as well as co-occurring challenges related to anxiety and depression, social and adaptive skills deficits, executive functioning vulnerabilities, etc. Resident should have experience and comfort working with LGBTIQA+ youth and related adjustment concerns. Opportunities for group social skills intervention and parent training and support are also available.

A background in assessment and intervention with children and families is required and experience with evidence-based evaluation and therapy is preferred.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Candidates should hold a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology from an APA accredited institution  
  • Applicants must have completed an APA- or APPIC-recognized pre-doctoral internship
  • Have clinical training and applied experience serving children and families 

The benefits of working at our clinic include:  

  • Salary of $53,000.00
  • Insurance-eligible position 
  • Generous vacation and leave policy
  • Numerous continuing education and consultation opportunities  
  • Full-time staff support with administrative tasks, including:
    • Intake screening
    • Scheduling
    • Billing & collections
    • Credentialing & insurance paneling
    • Marketing & community outreach
    • IT   
  • Well-established sources of client referrals from medical & mental health professionals, schools, and other institutions in the Portland metro area  
  • A vibrant, fun, supportive office environment  

Children’s Program values diversity among staff, trainees and the population we serve. Our non-discrimination policy indicates that trainees, clients and staff have the right be treated considerately and respectfully regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, cultural background, economic status, education or disability. We believe that diversity enhances the climate and training environment and are committed to ongoing efforts to recruit and retain diverse staff (including training supervisors) and trainees, as well as to improve our ability to serve diverse populations in our region. We seek to provide ongoing training and educational opportunities for our staff and trainees around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, with a goal of improving clinical practice, increasing outreach to underserved communities and improving our ability to welcome and support trainees and staff from a wide range of backgrounds.

For further information and to apply for the position, please email CV and cover letter to Rose Eagle, Ph.D., Director of Training, at reagle@childrensprogram.com

Children’s Program Doctoral Internship Program

We are pleased you are considering the Children’s Program doctoral clinical psychology internship program. Children’s Program is a multi-disciplinary mental health clinic serving children and families. Our internship in clinical psychology offers an opportunity to learn from more than 20 licensed psychologists, all of whom have a unique specialty relating to children and families. Areas of specialty include: diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders (including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and developmental delays), mood disorders and anxiety, issues related to trauma and attachment, and issues specific to children involved in the child welfare system. Children’s Program clinicians use empirically supported treatments and work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective. We offer a number of therapy and psychoeducational group programs and classes for children and families. 

We are proud to have served our community since 1987. Although located in Southwest Portland, Children’s Program serves children, families and agencies from across the state of Oregon. In addition to psychologists, Children’s Program employs developmental behavioral pediatricians, a child psychiatrist, licensed professional counselors, a social worker, a psychometrician, tutors, and also is a training placement for students from various training programs and specialties (e.g., Pacific University, OHSU).

The Children’s Program internship has provisional membership status in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), and will participate in the APPIC match (APPIC #2543). Children’s Program will be accepting 2 interns for the 2023/2024 training year. Please see the Children’s Program Internship Brochure for details regarding the training year experience. Please email Dr. Rose Eagle, Training Director (reagle@childrensprogram.com) with questions.

Prerequisites for Application

Internship candidates must be doctoral students in counseling, clinical, or school psychology. Both psychometric assessment and psychotherapy experience are required. Qualified candidates will ideally have completed at least 400 intervention and assessment hours, with preference being given to applicants who have a majority of hours completed with children and/or adolescents. Please note, we will be reviewing applications with the full understanding that training hours have been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions, and will make accommodations as appropriate. A minimum of 4 years of graduate training is required. All qualifying examinations must be passed by the internship application deadline. A candidate’s dissertation proposal must be approved before the internship match ranking deadline.

Please note that to protect our staff and clients, and in accordance with our current clinic policy, interns will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the start date of their internship.

We require a Supplemental Assessment Report for all applicants, which should include a comprehensive evaluation with a child or adolescent client (not for a class).

Applications

Applications are due on 12/2/2022. Applicants will be notified of interviews by 12/16/2022. Interviews will be held on 1/25/2023 and 1/27/2023, either virtually via Zoom or in-person, depending on the preferences of the applicant and logistics. No preferential treatment will be given to applicants interviewing in-person versus virtually. If applicants are unable to interview that day, alternative arrangements may be made. Applicants will meet the Director of Training and Assistant Director of Training for a 1-hour individual interview. An optional virtual group meeting with all applicants will be held from 12:00 – 12:45 to provide applicants the opportunity to speak with current trainees (e.g., residents, practicum students) and staff psychologists. 

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Children’s Program values diversity among staff,  interns and other trainees and the population we serve. Our non-discrimination policy indicates that trainees, clients and staff have the right be treated considerately and respectfully regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, cultural background, economic status, education or disability. We believe that diversity enhances the climate and training environment and are committed to ongoing efforts to recruit and retain diverse staff (including training supervisors) and trainees, as well as to improve our ability to serve diverse populations in our region. We seek to provide ongoing training and educational opportunities for our staff and trainees around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, with a goal of improving clinical practice, increasing outreach to underserved communities and improving our ability to welcome and support trainees and staff from a wide range of backgrounds.

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

Facilitated by
Priya 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. If this sounds familiar, it’s about time to “get out of your mind, and into your life”. In this group, participants will learn to acknowledge pain and struggle, make space for difficult thoughts and feelings, and live a values-based life. Using the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT- pronounced like the word), those who participate will acquire tools to help them engage in behaviors that are in line with who they are and who they want to be, while also accepting all emotions, thoughts, and feelings that come along with living a rich and fulfilling life.

Participants must be between the ages of 15 and 18.

Winter 2023 ACT Dates:

Thursdays, January 12 – February 16th, 2023
3:30pm-4:45pm

Limited to 8 participants total. Participants must be between the ages of 15 and 18.

Cost: $450.00 per patient (not insurance billable)