Groups

 

WESTMEAD Feelings Program (8-12 yrs)

Max 4 children per group

 

The Westmead Feelings Program (WFP) is an evidence-based clinical intervention designed specifically to teach social and emotional skills to children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). WFP is grounded in theory and has strong evidence base to support its clinical effectiveness. WFP aims to enhance the emotional awareness of children with ASD by building on their knowledge of their own and others’ emotions, developing their skills in perspective-taking and empathy, and enhancing their capacity to regulate their own emotions, in particular, managing negative or unpleasant emotions. WFP is tailored to the unique thinking and learning style of individuals with ASD. WFP teaches social and emotions skills in a coherent and developmental oriented framework.

 

Westmead Feelings Program 1 is designed to meet the learning needs of children with ASD and a mild intellectual disability aged between 8 and 12 years. The program is also suitable for children from 6 to 8 years with ASD without ID. It may also be useful for other children with social-emotional difficulties (such as language impairments or social communication difficulties).

 

Benefits for Children, Parents and Teachers The current research has found that the WFP improves emotional competence in children with ASD in both the home and school environments. Areas of improvements include understanding and communicating their emotions, being able to understand others’ emotions and learning the skills to assist them to regulate their own emotions.

 

Funding is able to be claimed through your NDIS plan.

 

Take Action Group for Anxious Children

Take Action is a child friendly evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Group for children experiencing anxiety.  Take Action aims to teach children to learn to recognize the signs of anxiety, build relaxation skills, think positively and challenge anxious thinking, face anxiety provoking situations, and develop coping strategies, and create their own ACTION plan to reduce anxiety. 

 

This program will be run with groups open to 5-8 year olds and 8-12 year olds, and their parents.  The group can be subsidised with a medicare rebate if you're eligible.  Our Psychologist Amy Sketcher will be facilitating this group, please contact Seasons Allied Health to find out more information. 

 

BREAKING the Boy Code (primary school 8-11 yrs)

Play, CBT, and Art based, social, emotional, and self esteem group

8 weeks, Max 8 per group (2 facilitators) NDIS funding able to be used.

 

A creative and expressive arts group for boys to redefine their views of masculinity, and what it truly means to be a man, develop friendship and communication skills, and build self esteem, and self awareness in a supportive therapeutic environment.

Boys work their way through 8 exciting lessons that examine the definition of masculinity and meaning of brotherhood in a variety of cultures.

  • The group will join in at the Round Table with King Arthur and his knights as they learn about chivalry, bravery, and courage.
  • They will pow wow with the American Indians while creating a 6 foot high group totem pole that showcases that animal nature of each member.
  • Group members will turn into fantastical superheroes who work together to save the day.
  • The boys will study under Samurai masters as they learn the art of peace.
  • They will journey to England to study the Magicians Code that binds the Brotherhood of Magicians.

 

BREAKING Girl Code (primary school 8-11 yrs)

Play, CBT, and Art based, social, emotional, and self esteem group

8 weeks, Max 8 per group (2 facilitators, NDIS funding able to be used)

 

A creative and expressive arts group for girls to develop friendship, and communication skills, experience and explore a diversity of feminine strengths and leadership skills, and build self esteem, and self awareness in a supportive therapeutic environment.

Girls work their way through 8 exciting lessons that examine the complexities of being a young woman and the value of building a supportive sisterhood in a variety of cultures.

  • The League of Girls- explore the elements of a team and what it means to be a strong team member while creating a positive sense of community.
  • Nancy Drew- explore the importance of critical thinking skills while creating and publishing mystery stories.
  • Super-Heroines- discover the difference between heroines and super-heroines while crafting their own personal super-heroines to save the day!
  • League of Extraordinary Heroines- create in comic book form heroines that battle cliques mean-spiritedness bullies and social isolation.
  • Girls R Us Inc.- discuss the qualities needed to be a leader; the types of people they want to surround themselves with as personal advisors and how to grow to be the person they want to be.

 

Encourage Play

Social Skills Group

Preschool age 3-5 yrs.

An 8 week play based social skills group with a focus on listening, attention, self awareness, mindfulness, following directions, problem solving, and appropriate social interaction with same aged peers. This group will start with structured games to build skills, and then allow some time for unstructured social play and morning tea, to practice learnt skills organically.

 

Cool Kids

Primary Age (7-12yrs), suitable for all anxiety presentations

The Cool Kids Anxiety Program is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), with a focus on teaching practical skills. The program has undergone continual scientific evaluation and development to include the latest understanding of anxiety and its treatment. Current results indicate that most young people who complete our programs show significant improvement. Following treatment, there are marked increases in school attendance, academic achievement, confidence, number of friends and involvement in extra-curricular activities and decreases in worry, shyness, fear and family distress.

 

123 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parenting Group.

123 Magic is an evidence based, easy to learn, and effective parenting program.  It is a simple discipline system that can be used for children aged 2-12 years, putting parents back in charge without arguing, yelling, or smacking.  123 Magic helps you to set limits for your children through 3 simple and straightforward steps

  1. Controlling Difficult Behavior: Learn an amazingly simple technique to get the kids to STOP doing what you don’t want them to do (whining, arguing, tantrums, etc.).
  2. Encouraging Positive Behavior: Learn several effective methods to get your kids to START doing what you want them to do (picking up, eating, going to bed−and staying there, etc.)
  3. Strengthening Your Relationships: Learn powerful techniques that reinforce the bond between you and your children.

123 Magic can be delivered individually with parents or within the group format. 

 

The group is delivered over three 1.5 hour sessions by our Psychologist Amy Sketcher, please contact Seasons Allied Health if you would like more information, or to be put on the waitlist for group programs.

 

Group Programs

All groups are currently taking waitlists and expressions of interest.

Get in touch with Seasons Allied Health if you are interested 0424944443 or admin@seasonsalliedhealth.com 

 

If you are an organisation looking for a clinician to run programs within your service please reach out, we would love to work with you.