Workshops

Difficult dialogues and peace circles

In today’s interconnected, global society, problem-solving/peacemaking skills and cultural competency are skills that are necessary for an individual’s ability to excel in a multicultural world. Education experts have been calling for such skills to be integrated into the education curriculum and explicitly taught. Yet, many schools and workplaces may be unsure of how to teach these critical skills. Intercultural competency is an area of particular interest to Dr. Quinn, who has sought out specialized training in this domain and has taught diversity education classes at the graduate level.

The peace circle is a 4 – 8 week series in which Dr. Quinn and other members of her team come to your school or place of employment to help a class (or staff) work through existing problems or issues before they begin to negatively affect the school or work climate. The focus of peace circle work is on helping students or staff learn about and connect with one another, teach how to approach interpersonal problem situations from a mindful, compassionate, and non-reactive place, and how to solve problems peacefully from a restorative justice perspective.

The difficult dialogues series is a 2 – 8 week class in which Dr. Quinn and other team members teach cultural competency skills tailored to your group’s needs and existing knowledge base. This class takes a curiosity-based approach to help individuals within the group recognize the biases that they carry (as do we all), understand them within a historical context, and learn how to manage interpersonal relationships in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner.

Please contact the office if you are interested in more information.

Mighty Girls

Being a middle school girl is not easy, but licensed clinical professional counselor Maura Maloney is here to help. Give your tween girl the gift of the socioemotional tool kit that they need to navigate the teen years in a healthy way. The Mighty Girls Group is an 8-week workshop centered around helping middle school girls learn how to create and sustain healthy relationships, manage conflict appropriately, build self-acceptance, a positive body image, and emotional health, and “lean into” leadership roles. The workshop investment is $400. Please note that this is a reimbursable medical expense, and we will be happy to provide you with documentation to submit for reimbursement through your health insurance or flex spending.

Now enrolling for Fall 2020. Please contact the office if you are interested in joining.

Navigating Adolescence for Boys: Level 1 and 2

In this 8-week series, licensed clinical professional counselor Ankur Varma will work with your 6th/7th, or 8th/9th grade son and a group of peers on emotional health skills including healthy relationship skills, empathy development, positive thinking, self-acceptance and leadership. The workshop investment is $400. Please note that this is a reimbursable medical expense, and we will be happy to provide you with documentation to submit for reimbursement through your health insurance or flex spending.

Now enrolling for Fall 2020. Please contact the office if you are interested in joining.

Friendship Group

The process of making and keeping friends can seem like a confusing and mystifying process. But research shows us that friendship skills can be learned! In this eight-week series, Dr. Mikiela Cobb, a licensed clinical psychologist, will work with kids from grades 3 – 5 and 6 – 8 on learning friendship skills, including participation and cooperation, effective communication, coping with bullying, winning and losing gracefully, and managing conflict in an effective way. The workshop investment is $400. Please note that this is a reimbursable medical expense, and we will be happy to provide you with documentation to submit for reimbursement through your health insurance or flex spending.

Now enrolling for Fall 2020. Please contact the office if you are interested in joining.

Surf the Waves for Kids

Emotion regulation is one of the most important executive functioning skills and it, like other EF skills, can be practiced and learned. Children with well developed emotion regulation skills are able to self-soothe, cope with change, show compassion toward self and others, manage frustration, and respond effectively and resiliently to stressful situations. In this five-week series, Dr. Quinn will teach evidence-based strategies rooted in mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy to kids aged 7 – 9 and 10 – 12. The workshop investment is $400. Please note that this is a reimbursable medical expense, and we will be happy to provide you with documentation to submit for reimbursement through your health insurance or flex spending.

Now enrolling for Fall 2020. Please contact the office if you are interested in joining.