Adult Psychotherapy Group 

What:

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

For:

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.

Format:  

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

Participants:

Maximum of 10 adults

When:

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.

Where:

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.