Suite 6, Level 1, 88 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane Q 4101

2019 GROUP PROGRAMME

We run a variety of different groups through the year. To keep in touch with which groups we are running we recommend that you subscribe to our Weekly Bulletin by emailing us at the clinic.

Fun with Feelings Intensive Group

4-6 year old girls

July School Holidays

The program is designed for girls who have an autism spectrum disorder and who experience difficulties with managing their anxiety. The program comprises of two groups that run parallel to each other, one for parents and one for girls. The aim of each group is to help the children to recognise, label, and manage their anxiety. The program was created by members of the Minds & Hearts team. Research studies examining this programme were published in the peer reviewed journals Early Child Development and Care and Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Please click here for more information and how to register.

Fun with Feelings Intensive Group

4-6 year old boys

July School Holidays

The program is designed for boys who have an autism spectrum disorder (Level 1) and who experience difficulties with managing their anxiety. The programme comprises of two groups that run parallel to each other, one for parents and one for boys. The aim of each group is to help the children to recognise, label and manage their anxiety. The program was created by members of the Minds & Hearts team. Research studies examining this program were published in the peer reviewed journals Early Child Development and Care and Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Please click here for more information and how to register

Building Resilience Group

14-17 years males

Tuesday evenings from 16th July to 10th September, 2019

In recent survey studies, results have indicated that cruel bullying and teasing affects twice as many on the autism spectrum as neurotypical children. Despite many efforts by schools to stop the problem, children are still suffering. Intervention needs to occur at community, school administration, teaching, peer and individual levels. This group programme has been designed to intervene at the individual level by teaching participants about the psychology of the bully, strategies to stop the bullying, and tools to deal with the adverse affects such as anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. The primary aim of the group is to build resilience.

Please click here for more information and how to register.

Building Resilience Group

14-17 years females

Wednesday evenings from 17th July to 11th September, 2019

 In recent survey studies, results have indicated that cruel bullying and teasing affects twice as many on the autism spectrum as neurotypical children. Despite many efforts by schools to stop the problem, children are still suffering at the hands of bullies. Intervention needs to occur at community, school administration, teaching, peer and individual levels. This group program has been designed to intervene at the individual level by teaching participants about the psychology behind bullying, strategies to stop the bullying, and tools to deal with the adverse affects such as anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. The primary aim of this group is to build resilience to equip each participant to succeed despite adversity.

Please click here for more information and how to register.

Relationship Minefield Course

Adults in a relationship

Couples where one or both partners are on the autism spectrum may face difficulties and complications that are challenging to overcome and beyond the ability of friends and family to help.  Couples may be in the early stages of the relationships and just finding unanticipated concerns,  longer standing relationships, perhaps with children, where difficulties are becoming increasingly apparent and distressing or the couple are approaching or are in retirement .  Quite frequently relationships involving people with Asperger’s syndrome may be fraught with misunderstanding on both sides.  Limited flexibility in one or both partners may leave the other feeling as if they are carrying an unfair burden.  Social indifference or inappropriateness may cause concern or embarrassment and a narrowing of social activities.  People with Asperger’s may exhibit low self-confidence or arrogance and this can often lead to misunderstanding and in some cases defensiveness which may cause  considerable  stress to partners.  

Topics covered will be developed with participants relationship issues in mind and are likely to include information and practice in understanding the implications of Asperger’s syndrome in a relationship, enhancing communication, social behaviour, emotional regulation, intimacy and mutual emotional and practical support.

Please click here for more information and how to register.

 

 

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