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SECRET AGENT SOCIETY
The Secret Agent Society (SAS) Program uses exciting games and activities to improve the social skills and emotional understanding of 6 to 11 year olds.
This flexible program helps professionals improve children's emotional understanding and social skills by teaching them:
How to recognise simple and complex emotions in themselves and others.
How to express feelings in appropriate ways.
How to cope with feelings of anger and anxiety.
How to start, continue and end conversations and play activities with others.
How to tell the difference between friendly joking and mean teasing.
How to manage bullying.
How to cope with making mistakes.
How to handle new situations and ask for help when needed.
How to make friends
Take Action is a 10-session anxiety management program for 7-12 year olds with anxiety.
The intervention is designed to teach children: psychoeducation regarding anxiety; how to become aware of their anxiety; calming strategies to reduce anxiety symptoms; cognitive strategies to change unhelpful thoughts to helpful thoughts; how to create a gradual exposure hierarchy to slowly introduce the anxiety provoking situations; who to approach for help; and how to continue these strategies after they have finished the course.
The program runs for 2 hours once a week. The first 90 minutes are for the child to learn skills and the final 30 minutes are to teach the parent how to support the child to use the skills at home.
Asperteens is a 14 week social skills intervention and social group for motivated teens in secondary school (12-15 years) who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialisation activities, immediately afterward during a social get-together and again after the group.
Parents also attend a 30 minute sessions whilst the teens socialise and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen’s social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialisation home assignments.
Our team of compassionate psychologists at Solutions for Life Psychology are committed to helping our clients achieve their desired outcomes. We offer individual therapy sessions for children, adolescents, and adults, and use a range of evidence-based therapies to help clients develop coping mechanisms and improve their mental health and overall well-being. We work closely with our clients to understand their unique needs and goals, and create a customized treatment plan that meets those needs.
At Solutions for Life Psychology, we are dedicated to helping children and adolescents lead happier and healthier lives. We believe that group therapy is a powerful tool that can help individuals develop skills, build connections, and gain support from peers who are going through similar experiences. Our group therapy programs are designed to be engaging, educational, and transformative, with a focus on helping participants develop coping ckills, emotional regulation strategies, and meaningful relationships.
BroCode is a fortnightly group for boys 15-19 to help them to learn and practice age appropriate social skills whilst providing a great opportunity to build and maintain friendships.
The boys learn about a range of valuable topics that are relevant in every day life such as conflict resolution, respectful relationships, making responsible choices, appropriate social banter and use of humour, managing risky situations, assertiveness, hygiene, etc. They also learn and put into place practical skills such as ordering food, communicating effectively, budgeting and managing money during the social outings the occur each term.
School Holiday Workshops
Girl Talk! is for 9-12 year old girls who approaching puberty.
These one-day workshops combine the best elements of group therapy with an age-appropriate curriculum that teaches young women critical skills relating to communication, self-reflection and conflict resolution leading to improved self-esteem!
Additionally, we also provide young women with information relating to female hygiene and etiquette, skin care and their changing body.
The workshop runs for 5 hours and includes a female care goodie bag to take home.
LEGO(R) School Holiday Workshop
LEGO® Based Therapy is a great way for 8-14 year old children to interact,
learn and practice social skills, develop social communication
skills and make friends whilst having fun.
Each group will have 3 tables with 3 children of similar age as their team. They will alternate roles of builder, supplier and engineer during the part of the program where they have to work as a team. Each child will get to be in each role, developing their social communication skills.
The second build is creative and requires that the children p resent their builds to the rest of the group - communicating their ideas. They will also be provided with the tools to deal with the group suggestions, ideas and criticisms in an effective way.
The final build is a kit build that they get to bring home and keep.
The PALS School Readiness program is a social skills group for children aged 4-6 who are commencing school but are anxious or struggle to play appropriately with others.
The children learn ways to solve social problems through fun and interactive games, stories, use of puppets, role-plays, and songs.
The group runs for 2 days for 2 hours each, followed by a 30 minute parent session.