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.

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 Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning Thursday January 19, 2017.  The fee is $300 for the 12 sessions which includes receiving Mastery of Your Worry and Anxiety: Workbook.  The fees/portion of fees are reimbursable through health plans that have coverage for psychological services.  There are also financial bursaries available for students in financial need.

Please note:  A brief assessment interview will be conducted prior to the groups starting in order to ensure that you will benefit from the program.

Click here for the registration form.

 

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!

 

Date & Time: January 25th to March 15th, every Wednesday at 6:00 - 8:00pm

Location: Room 102, Behavioural Sciences Building, York University, Keele Campus (Steeles and Keele)

Workshop Facilitators:  Dr. Alberta Pos and Bryan Choi, MA

Fee: $300.00 for 8 sessions. Fee may be reimbursable through workplace/student extended health plans. Bursaries are also available through the clinic for individuals with limited financial resources.  Click here for registration form.

 

NEW - "Motivated or Unmotivated?" - A Student-Based ADHD Support Group

 

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The clinic is pleased to offer a 6 session group to ehlp students better understand AD/HD and to discuss coping strtegies.  Topics include:

  • Positive aspects to ADHD
  • ADHD stigma and negative self-talk
  • Does medication help?
  • Strategies to help improve motivation, goal-setting and follow-through

Dates:  To be finalized  - Tuesdays beginning in January 2017

Time: 12 - 1:30pm

Location: Rm 102 Behavioral Science Building

Fee: $50.00 for the group

Click here for registration form.

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.

Dates:     Wednesdays October 26, 2016 (Nov. 2, 9, 16 23)

Time:       9:30 - 11:30 am

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

To see a flyer more fully describing the program, click here. For the registration program click here.

 

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Group for Teens Aged 15 - 17 (Grades 10 - 12) - Managing Your Anxiety and Worry

NEW START DATE:  Fall 2016

The clinic is pleased to offer this new group program for teens struggling with anxiety and worry.  In this group your child will 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 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

There will also be a number of concurrent parent session to help families learn how to support their adolescent in dealing with their anxiety.

The clinic is currently accepting registration for this group.  Once we have enough registrants the dates will be finalized.

LOCATION: Rm. 102, Behavioural Sciences Building, York University, Keele Campus (Steeles and Keele)

Fee: $300.00 for 10 sessions (which includes your child receiving a workbook, Chilled:  Cool Kids Anxiety Program Workbook and you receiving Cool Kids Adolescent Anxiety Program Parent Companion)

Important note regarding fees: Fees for psychological services are reimbursable through most workplace extended health plans. There are also some financial bursaries for families with limited financial resources. 

Please note: A brief assessment interview will be conducted prior to the group starting in order to ensure that your child will benefit from the program.

To register click here

 

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 this 8 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.

10 Session Fall 2016 Group- Tuesday nights from 5:30 - 7:00 pm beginning September 29, 2016.

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 use 8 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 30, 2016

Click here for registration form.