Group Programs

Below is a listing of upcoming group programs.  If you have questions about any of these programs, please send an email to the clinic at yupc@yorku.ca or call the clinic at 416-650-8488.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Workshop

If you wanted to understand your emotions more - this is a group for you.  This group will help you improve your emotional competence in your work, relationships and life!  During this 9 session group you will:

learn why emotions are important and what their universal characteristics are; learn to tell the difference between healthy and problematic emotions; learn to map out and understand your own personal emotional patterns; learn how to manage your emotions better to work more productively, have more satisfying relationship and live a more emotionally intelligent life!

Date and Time: every Thursday night from January 18 - March 22, 2018 (no session reading week - February 22)

Location: Rm 102, Behavioral Science Building, York University, Keele Campus

Cost/Fee: $300 for 9 sessions.  The fee is reimbursable for York students through the York Federation of Students health plan with a supporting physician's note.  Bursaries may also be offered through the clinic.

Click here for the registration form.  Please note you will be contacted for a short screening interview to make sure the group is appropriate for you.

 

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Group for Managing your Anxiety and Worry

Are you a chronic worrier?
Do you find yourself worrying about your worry?

The clinic is pleased to once again offer a 11 session CBT group to help you learn to manage your anxiety.  In this group you will learn practical skills to cope with anxiety, including:

  • How to understand an identify the cycle of anxiety and worry
  • How to use worry management techniques in everyday life
  • How to use relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety
  • How to challenge and reframe thinking patterns that promote anxiety
  • How to effectively deal with fear and other emotions triggered by anxiety

Date and Time: every Wednesday night from January 24 - April 4, 2018

Location: Rm 102, Behavioral Science Building, York University, Keele Campus

Cost/Fee: $300 for 11 sessions.  The fee includes receiving the, Mastery of your Anxiety and Worry:  Workbook, by Craske, M & Barlow, D.
The fee is reimbursable for York students through the York Federation of Students health plan with a supporting physician's note.  Bursaries may also be offered through the clinic.

Click here for the registration form.  Please note you will be contacted for a short screening interview to make sure the group is appropriate for you.

 

Parenting Program - Circle of Security (CoS)

 

 

 

The clinic is pleased to offer a 4 session parenting program this fall.  The CoS intervention is a parenting program that is intended to help caregivers increase an awareness of their children's emotional and attachment needs.  With increased awareness, parents can expand their moment-to-moment parenting choices where needed, and optimize the parent-child relationship.

This intervention is designed to promote parental sensitivity, which in turn helps support healthy relationships throughout a child's lifespan.

Dates:   November 2017 and January 2018 (details TBA)

Times: Sessions will be offered at lunch time (12 - 1) and from 4:30 - 5:30

Location:  Rm 102 Behavioral Science Building

Trainers:  Dr. Yvonne Bohr, C.Psych. & Melissa Rourke, MA

If interested, please send an e-mail to yupc@yorku.ca and when registration is finalized it will be forwarded to you.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy 2.0 - Fall Program

With the mindfulness ‘movement’ come visions and actions devoted to world peace and a more compassionate society. In this108 week group we adopt an interpersonal focus, emphasizing peaceful, compassionate relationships with self and significant others. 

The mindfulness techniques emphasized are shamatha and tonglen, practices devoted to peace-making and healing exchanges where all people derive benefits. These approaches are integrated with an interpersonal approach to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, changing the distorted thoughts and emotions that regularly occur and result in unnecessary internal and interpersonal conflict. This combination is further integrated with recent cognitive and neurophysiological research on mindfulness and CBT, where indices of brain health are used as scientific validations of subjective processes and their benefits.

New and "old" meditators are welcome.

10 Session Fall 2017 Group- Tuesday nights from 5:30 - 7:00 pm beginning September 26, 2017.

Click here for registration form.

 

A Noon Hour of Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness meditation is being applied in every major medical centre and university setting in Canada. This is an introductory group that aims to use10 consecutive noon-hours to guide participants towards a personal practice with pragmatic benefits (reduced stress and anxiety, improved sleep) and performance improvements (via better attentional control).

10 Session Lunch time Group - Wednesdays from 12 - 1 beginning September 27, 2017

Click here for registration form.

 

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Group:  Managing Your Anxiety and Worry

Are you a Chronic Worrier?
Do you find yourself worrying about your worry?

Join the 12 week group program to learn practical skills to cope with anxiety, including:

    How to understand and identify the cycle of anxiety and worry
    How to use worry management techniques in everyday life
    How to challenge and reframe thinking patterns that promote anxiety
    How to effectively deal with fear and other emotions triggered by anxiety

The group will take place on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning In January 2018.  Registration to open in November 2017.

 

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Workshop:  Up your EQ and improve your emotional competence in your work, relationships and life

  • Learn why emotions are important and their universal characteristics
  • Learn to tell the difference between healthy and problematic emotions
  • Learn to map out and understand your own personal emotional patterns
  • Learn how to manage your emotions better to work more productively, have more satisfying relationships, and live a more emotionally intelligent life!

New group to start on THursday evenings between 6:00 - 7:30 in January 2018. Registration will open in November 2017

 

Education Series: Memory and Aging Program

This is a 5 week educational workshop series that was developed and evaluated by Baycrest, a renowned academic health science centre focused on aging. The program is designed to assist people approaching retirement age or in retirement who are interested in learning about memory changes that normally occur with age, and strategies to improve their everyday memory performance.

New group to start spring 2018