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Therapy House is a boutique psychology clinic for people of all ages | Family therapy | Adult psychotherapy | Child and adolescent psychology | A range of assessments with children

10 Weeks Self Regulation and Emotion Regulation Program for School-Aged Children

Emotion regulation skills are necessary for everyone throughout the lifespan. We all experience a range of emotions, all our emotions are functional and important. However, the way we manifest behaviours are sometimes unhealthy. By learning how to regulate our emotions, we will have more functional relationships, and feel healthier internally and externally.

Our Emotion Regulation program is based on the evidence-based, well-researched Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Model (CBT), creatively designed by our clinicians who have 20 years of research experiences. We have used several curriculums including the well-researched, Zones of Regulation Curriculum, which is sometimes partially taught at schools.

If you are looking for a program to help enhance your child’s social learning, executive functioning, and / or emotional regulation this program is a great fit.

Which children is this for?

  • The program is useful for all children and currently we accept 6 to14 years old children
  • It is also beneficial to help with children
    • Who have difficulty regulating emotions with parents, siblings and/or peers
    • The children who get angry, have tantrums, or have anxiety and show extreme emotional responses
    • Their parents are seeking support/tools to manage emotional dysregulation
    • This group is suitable for children without a diagnosis as well as those with a diagnosis e.g. ADHD, ASD, Learning Disability, or behavioural challenges
  • Please note that the group is not suitable for children with high level of behavioural or emotional challenges. You can ask us about suitability of your child.

「Managing one’s emotions and regulating behaviour」 are complex and require our children to carry out a desirable action while simultaneously thinking, monitoring, and controlling their behaviour in many ways. These fun lessons are designed to help children understand their different internal emotions, sensory needs, and thinking patterns and to help them develop tools to navigated between different emotional experiences and responses」

Weekly Agenda & Learning Topics

  • Week 1: Introduction to the group. What are emotions?
  • Week 2: Understanding triggers, emotions, bodily changes, and reactions.
  • Week 3: Emotional literacy: what is the range of our emotions?
  • Week 4: CBT basics: Identifying emotions and thoughts.
  • Weeks 5-7: Zones of regulations.
  • Week 8: Creating a toolbox to use.
  • Week 9: Recap and Zones of regulation mapping.

Clinicians and program developers: Dr. Joyce Vromen, PhD, MPsy, BPsySc, Cognitive Psychologist (provisional); Dr Amelia Shay, PhD, MPsy, BPsySc, Developmental Psychologist

 Current Dates & Schedule 

  • Dates: Upcoming group will start in October – Dates and times will be announced soon
  • It is not mandatory to attend all ten weeks, but it is highly recommended. Makeup sessions are not available.

Fees and Medicare Rebate:

  • $80 per session per child (if your child is 7 and above) or $100 for children who are using NDIS support
  • The fees are $120 for 5 and 6 year olds. This is because their group consists of only 4 children.
  • Full payment is required at the latest two weeks before starting the group. Medicare rebates of $230 or more can be obtained, on a session-by-session basis, if you bring a Mental Health Care plan for your child.

Duration: 10 Weeks

Groups: Consists of 5 to 12 children, with two qualified clinicians

Children will be divided to groups of 5-6, 7-9, 10-12

Objectives: Learning different skills that help with self-regulation and emotional control

Therapy House runs Clay Therapy Workshops for children and adults

Therapeutic play with children is an effective clinical intervention that has been successfully utilized by therapists for many years. Various techniques of play therapy have been used ranging from free play to structured projects with great therapeutic success. Clay therapy is known as an effective tool to use with children and adults. Thousands of therapists who currently employ Clay therapy report its usefulness and the effectiveness (Sherwood, 2004).

Clay has always been a toy for children and a natural source to get in touch with inner parts of oneself. Therapists use clay as a means to enhance the therapeutic relationship and support the clinical process. Clay provides children with a natural method of connection and expression (Schaefer & Kaduson, 2006).

We use Clay therapy as a means to help children gain awareness of their unacknowledged emotions. Making Clay figurines is a gentle way for children to portray their negative emotions into something they have created themselves and give them a tool to get in touch, at a deeper and more engaged level, with those unaddressed emotional experiences. This is a powerful tool for anyone to uncover their challenging and suppressed emotions through a safe and positive avenue.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: $120 per person

During the workshop you will be guided to make different figurines that are meaningful to you and to your inner world. The figurines will then be collected, fired, and returned to you once ready.

Register your interest by completing the form below

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