Group Therapy at CAAT
Group therapy helps individuals develop socialization and communication skills, and allows clients a structured environment in which to express themselves, give and accept criticism from others, and practice techniques to better navigate the complex social world. Our group programs offer evidence-based interventions that foster confidence and independence.
A primary obstacle to group therapy is the generalization of skills – applying them from therapy session to everyday life. To achieve generalization of skills, CAAT group treatment programs involve parents as part of therapy, teaching them specific skills introduced in the groups, enabling them to provide ongoing coaching and support for clients during and beyond our group treatment programs.
As the first certified provider of the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) curriculum in the Mid-Atlantic region, CAAT launched group sessions in 2012.
Group Offerings at CAAT
|Group Program||Ages||Grades||Parent/Guardian Participation||Day||Time|
|Elementary||Friendship Building Skills||8 - 11||3 - 5||Yes||TBD||5 - 6pm
|Elementary||Unstuck and On Target®||8 - 11||2 - 5||Yes||Wednesdays||5 - 6pm|
|Middle and High School||CAAT PEERS® for Teens||12 - 18||6 - 12||Yes||Tuesdays||5 - 6:30pm|
|Middle and High School||On Target for Life®||10 - 14||6 - 8||Yes||Wednesdays||6:30 - 7:30pm|
|Middle and High School||Flexible Futures®||16 - 18||9 - 12||Yes||TBD||7:15 - 8:45pm|
|Post Secondary||CAAT PEERS® for Young Adults||18+||Post High School||Yes||Tuesdays||7:15 - 8:45pm|
|Post Secondary||Transitions X||18+||College/Career Bound||Yes||TBD||TBD|
Social Skills Groups
We offer evidence-based social skills intervention programs designed specifically for teaching life skills that help clients make and keep friends and build lasting relationships.
Our social skills group intervention programs are best suited for individuals with social challenges including ADHD, social anxiety, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorder.
We run regular skills groups to serve Elementary School Ages (Grades 3-5), Teens (Middle/High School), and Young Adults (18-30).
Executive Functioning Groups
Our executive functioning groups introduce a research-based curriculum tailored to provide developmentally appropriate programming that teaches clients how to gain flexibility, understand and effectively set goals, plan for individual achievement and practice collaborative problem-solving.
CAAT executive functioning programs are best suited for individuals with social challenges including ADHD, executive dysfunction, social anxiety, and high-functioning autism spectrum.
We regularly run executive functioning groups to serve clients in Elementary School (Grades 3-5), Teens (Middle/High School), and Young Adults (18+).