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).

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

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

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

Cost: $450.00 per patient (not insurance billable)

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.

De-Stress, Target, and Chill – Virtual Mindfulness Group for Teens

With Sandra MacPhail, Ph.D. (Licensed Psychologist)

Learn how to focus your mind to improve attention in these areas:
  • Schoolwork & Test Taking  
  • Stress Reduction  
  • Athletic Performance
  • Building Confidence 
  • Relationships with Friends & Family   

In this 4-session course you will learn a specific way of paying attention to your breath, your body, your thoughts, your feelings, and the world around you. This way of paying attention is very powerful because when you can observe your thoughts and feelings, then you can choose what you say and how you act. Often, when teens are worried or fearful, or have problems paying attention, certain thoughts can lead to these feelings. Being mindful of these thoughts and choosing to act and feel differently can improve your life! Students who have taken this course have found it has helped them with their friends, parents, siblings, schoolwork, and other activities.

Over 25 years of research has proven that Mindfulness increases attention and focus, reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, and increases well-being.  And in some cases, it has been found to be as helpful as therapy or medication.  Mindfulness is used by professional athletes, artists, musicians, business people, teachers, healthcare professionals, lawyers, and military personnel to enhance their performance.

Who: Teens ages 13-19. Limited to 8 participants total. Dr. MacPhail will reach out after registration to conduct a short 15-20 minute orientation session to ensure that this class is a good fit for your teen.

When: 4 Wednesdays (October 12 – November 2, 2022) from 4:15 to 5:30 pm.

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: $300.00 ($75.00 nonrefundable deposit collected to hold your slot). A limited number of partial scholarships are available.

About the leader: Sandra MacPhail, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist at The Children’s Program.  She has many years of experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults who have attention, learning, and emotional difficulties. Dr. MacPhail has received over ten years of training in mindfulness practices for children, adolescents and adults in addition to developing her own practice based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. She is currently becoming a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher through the Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley.

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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