SOCIAL SKILL GROUPS

  CHILDREN’S SOCIALIZATION/MOVEMENT/PLAY THERAPY GROUPS

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 – JANUARY 22, 2018

The socialization/movement/play therapy groups for children ages 5-14 include utilizing play therapy, movement therapy, body language and non-verbal communication skills,and role-playing for individuals who are in need of the following goals:

Expression and understanding of feelings.

Improvement of peer socialization skills: sharing, compromising, negotiating, turn-    taking,  conflict resolution skills, following rules of games.

Improvement of self-esteem.

Improvement of frustration tolerance, anger management and relaxation skills.

Development of body language skills, creativity, and coping skills.

Expansion of movement repetoire.

 

PROGRAM

*Group Therapy 50 minutes – 1 Hour Per Week- Time Based on Children’s Ages,

15 Weeks – Mondays , 14 Weeks Wednesdays

*Preparation of Materials for Group Therapy Sessions

* Client Goal Sheet

*2 Phone Parent Conferences

*Phone Calls and Sending Materials and Reports to Teachers, CST, Guidance Counselors,    Pediatricians & Other Therapists

*Monthly Insurance Sheets

  PLACE:  Monmouth Therapy Associates, One Executive Drive,Tinton Falls, NJ (Office Number: 732-741-8073)

GROUP RULES:

1.  BE ON TIME FOR GROUP AND BRING FOLDER EVERY WEEK.

2.  CALL MS. GILSTEIN AT 732- 946-3330 BY 10AM IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE ABSENT THAT DAY.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL A FEW MINUTES BEFORE THE GROUP   STARTS AS THE GROUP IS PLANNED IN ADVANCE.

 3.  REINFORCE ALL SKILLS BY DOING THE HOMEWORK FROM GROUP EACH WEEK.

4.  THERE ARE NO CREDITS FOR MISSED SESSIONS.

5.  ONLY SESSIONS ATTENDED ARE LISTED ON SHEETS FOR INSURANCE

 

PARENT PHONE CONFERENCES:  Parents of the  groups will be required to participate in a phone conference with Ms. Gilstein during the weeks November 6th & January 8th.  The purpose of the conference is to provide important contact between parents and therapist, review the progress of the client, and update goals for the client. 

ATTENDANCE:  In order to achieve the above mentioned goals, both the clients and parents must make a serious commitment of attending and supporting the group.  Movement Therapy and Play Therapy is most effective on a consistent and weekly basis.  Clients will be expected to come on time for the group and not miss sessions.   CANCELLATION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE GROUPS FOR 14 or 15 WEEKS IS PERMITTED ONLY DUE TO EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES.  A last group to say goodbye and terminate successfully is required so the child feels positive about the group experience.  Cancellation must be a phone call with direct contact with Ms. Gilstein, no email cancellations (732) 946-3330.

SCHEDULE:

MONDAYS:        Sept. 18, 2017 – Jan. 22, 2018                                      15 SESSIONS                                                   

WEDNESDAYS:   Sept. 27, 2017 – Jan. 17, 2018                                     14 SESSIONS

NO GROUPS :  Oct. 9, Nov. 22, Dec. 20,25,27, Jan. 1

PAYMENT POLICY:   15 SESSIONS :  1125.00

                                        14 SESSIONS:  $1050.00        

 
First payment due by Sept. 15th to hold a place in group: $150. both Mon/Weds. Groups.
 MONDAYS:  Oct. 2: $300, Nov. 6 $300, Dec. 4 $225. Jan. 8 $150.
WEDNESDAYS: Oct. 4 $225, Nov. 1 $300, Dec. 6 $150, Jan. 3 $225.

Payments for the  Socialization/Movement/Play Therapy Program are required whether the clients attends or does not attend each group.  This policy ensures a place in the group for the client, represents a commitment to the goals of the group, and the program fees cover the total program including the weekly group therapy sessions, reports, and all phone conferences.   Any returned check will be charged the bank fee.

As always, if there is any financial problem with the fees, I am always happy to discuss each person’s case with them.  I want to give each child the therapy s/he needs. 

 CONTACT WITH MS. GILSTEIN: (732) 946-3330

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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