What if a parent or child needs more support after the child counselling group ends?
The group will have provided an excellent way to identify strengths and gaps in your child’s skills (Superpowers!) development.
At the end of the group sessions, each set of parents will have the option to schedule one or more one-on-one personalized parenting or child sessions, at the therapist’s regular rate, to support them in reinforcing their child’s strengths and addressing any specific challenges.
Can my child return to the Feelings & Friends Group after the group ends?
When the group ends, you will have observed and listened to your child’s feelings toward the group. In our experience, many kids express a desire to return to the group right away, or they ask their parents to return to the group after a few weeks or months. It can take time for kids to process their feelings about the group and what they learned.
When the group ends, your child’s therapist will let you, as a parent, know whether returning to child group counselling is recommended for your child, or if at this point individual child counselling would be more suitable and beneficial to support your child to grow and thrive.
Is each Feelings & Friends Group different from the preceding ones?
Every session in a Feelings & Friends Group, and every round of groups, is unique.
That’s because it is much more than a psychoeducational group; it is a processing group.
In our child counselling processing group, children share and process emotions together. They develop their self-awareness as well as their relational understanding of their peers and their different perspectives and feelings. Kids also develop a shared sense of belonging and delight in their growth as a group.
Each Feelings & Friends group session has a theme and an objective, and each progresses into the next one. However, each session is customized to support the group, based on the current needs of the group and the feelings and relational dynamics that come up during the group. Kids move through each phase of the group as they overcome challenges and grow their emotional and relational skills together.
Can my child miss a session?
Attendance is required at all sessions This way, we can achieve the maximum benefits for kids and parents, as kids learn from each other and practice together.
More Calgary child therapy groups for Superhero kids
are coming soon!