Adult Psychotherapy Group 


A skills-based group for adults, utilizing cognitive-behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy components.


Parents (male/female) of children receiving services (being treated) at CASA.

Parents Will:

  • Gain insight into themselves and others.

  • Experience group support and discover that their problems are shared by others.

  • Develop alternative (healthier) thoughts, behaviours and coping mechanisms in their interpersonal and parent-child relationships.

  • Develop improved ego strength and a sense of self-worth.

  • Learn effective communication skills, problem-solving techniques, and emotional regulation and mindfulness skills.


Group interaction and skill practice on the personal issues, problems, and perspectives presented by the participants, as well as weekly “homework” sheets for skill building and practice.

Group Length:

1.5 hours per week for 12 weeks


Maximum of 10 adults


Every Monday morning from 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Please Contact the CASA Intake Receptionist for exact dates and times. Groups run in September and January.


CASA Centre, 10645 – 63 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

Who Can Refer:

Mental health clinicians in the publicly funded Children’s Mental Health service system.

Referral Eligibility:

Children of participants must be receiving services at CASA.
The referring clinician will make a written commitment to provide follow-up care.

Eligibility exclusions:

  • Psychotic, manic, agitated or paranoid behaviour;

  • Active suicidal and/or homicidal ideation (at high risk);

  • Active substance abuse;

  • Continued risk of spousal and/or child abuse.

Information Required:

  • A letter of referral from the referring clinician including commitment to provide follow-up care.

  • A completed CASA group referral form.

Referral Process:

  • The referring clinician directs the referral to CASA Intake Services receptionist.

  • Adults will be expected to attend a screening interview during which they will learn more about the group, objectives, process and expectations.

  • An assessment will be made by the group clinicians of the suitability of the referral.

  • CASA will advise the referring clinician of the outcome of the referral.

For More Information:

Please contact the Program Manager, School Age Services at 780-400-2271.