Expert Mental Health Care Across the Life Span

The Psychology Center offers a variety of group experiences which best meet individuals’ needs.

Insurance billable in most cases.

DBT Parenting Skills Workshop
For Parents of Teen DBT Group Participants

Date: September 9, 2017
Please call to be added to our group list.
Time: Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road, Ste. 300
Fee: $90 (includes all instructional and support materials)

The DBT PARENTING SKILLS WORKSHOP is a 3-hour seminar designed to give parents whose children participate in our DBT skills group OMG! Is This My Life? for teen girls the skills to help them thrive. Parents will learn the techniques and verbal cues to support the ongoing use of strategies their children are learning. This workshop is open to any parents looking for techniques to help their children learn mood regulation and interpersonal skills. Parents of teen DBT group participants are required to attend this seminar.

OMG! Is This My Life?
Teen Girls DBT Group

Date: Next start date September 12, 2017
Please call to be added to our group list.
Time: Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
Group Leaders:

Becky Cherkasky, LMFT and Leah Barr, PhD

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The OMG! Is This My Life? group is an ongoing DBT group for girls ages 13-17 that focuses on helping teens master the challenging bridge from adolescence to adulthood. The group teaches adolescents the practical skills and strategies to manage intense emotions, develop self-control and self-awareness, and build more stable relationships. Using established concepts and exercises,adolescent participants learn effective ways to live in line with their values and achieve their goals. Topics include mindfulness, effective communication, coping with overwhelming emotions, and handling distress. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group teaches specific skills and strategies for success.

There is a required DBT Parenting Skills Workshop for parents of OMG! Is This My Life?! participants that is also open to any parents who want to check out what the group has to offer. If you are interested, please contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or Maureen Marshall, LPC at (608) 833-9290, ext. 314 or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.

Balance
Tools to Manage Your Relationship with Food
Adult Women’s DBT Group for Disordered Eating

Date: Next 8-week module begins September 11, 2017
Following 4-week module begins November 6, 2017
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Mondays 5:30 PM–7:00PM
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road, Ste. 300

The BALANCE group is a 6-month long group using established concepts and exercises to teach practical skills and strategies to change your relationship with food and your body. This skills group will teach you to manage intense emotions, develop self-control and self-awareness, build more stable relationships, and internalize effective ways to live in line with your values and achieve your goals.

Topics covered include mindfulness, effective communication, coping with overwhelming emotions, and how to handle distress. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group will teach specific skills and strategies for overcoming disordered eating.

There is a materials cost of $40 for a workbook and accompanying flashcards. If you are interested, please contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or DBT Group Coordinator Sarah Romens, PhD at (608) 833-9290, ext. 318 or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.

Fearless Living
Coping When You Think You Just Can’t
Adult DBT Group

Date: Next 8-week module begins September 12, 13, & 14, 2017
Following 4-week module begins November 7, 8, & 9, 2017
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Tuesdays 5:30 pm -7:00 pm (for women)
Wednesdays 11:30 am-1:00 pm (for women)
Thursdays 7:30 am-9:00 am
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
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The Fearless Living group is a 6-month long group teaching practical skills and strategies to manage intense emotions, develop self-control and self-awareness and build more stable relationships. Using established concepts and exercises, participants learn effective ways to live in line with their values and achieve their goals. Topics include mindfulness, effective communication, coping with overwhelming emotions, and handling distress. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group teaches specific skills and strategies for success.

There is a materials cost of $40 for a workbook and accompanying flashcards and relaxation cd. If you are interested, please contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or our DBT Group Coordinator, Sarah Romens, PhD at (608) 833-9290, ext. 318 or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.

Secrets of Relationship Success

Date: October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm-8pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
Group Leaders:

DJ Hilley, LPC and Emily Mertens, LMFT

Fee: $100 per person/$175 per couple
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Secrets of Relationship Success is a 4-week educational workshop that will provide you with an understanding of how to create relationship success. You are welcome to attend on your own or with your partner.

Researchers have identified exactly what people who succeed in intimate relationships do differently from those who are unhappy. They discovered a core set of emotional habits that are so powerfully positive that, when people use these habits, they end up having satisfying, long-term relationships over 90% of the time. The Secrets of Relationship Success workshop involves exploring the core set of emotional habits that are needed to succeed in a love relationship. You’ll learn how people who treat their partners well, go about doing it.

The cost of the 4-week workshop is $100 for one person or $175 per couple. Payment is required prior to the start of the workshop by check, cash, or credit card by phone or at our reception desk. Call (608) 833-9290 to register. For more information call DJ Hilley, LPC (extension 366) or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.

Cracking the Code
How to Succeed in Parent-Teen Relationships

Date: October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2017
Time: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00PM
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road, Ste. 300
Group Leaders:

DJ Hilley, LPC

Fee: $100 per person; $175 per twosome that registers together

Cracking the Code is a 4-week educational workshop that provides adults with the tools to successfully navigate the often rocky terrain of parenting through adolescence.

By nature, adolescence is a process of kids pushing away from parent support and striving for independence. It is also a time during which learning and growth are accompanied by risks and struggle, which can put strain on the relationship between caring parents and their autonomy-seeking children. This workshop was designed specifically with the retention of a positive parent-child relationship in mind. Participants will learn the skills needed to manage these challenges, to modify habits that impact relationships, and will gain insights into challenging topics including: Relationships; Bullying; Sex and Emerging Sexuality; Technology Use/Risk Management; Academics/Future Planning

The cost of the 4-week workshop is $100 for one person or $175 per twosome that registers together. Payment is required prior to the start of the workshop by check, cash, or credit card by phone or at our reception desk. Call (608) 833-9290 to register. For more information call DJ Hilley, LPC (extension 366) or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.

Life Traps/Schema Group
You’re Not Special in a Bad Way

Date: Ongoing
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Thursdays 4:15pm-5:30pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
Group Leaders:

Ray Koziol, PhD

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The Life Traps/Schema group is an ongoing weekly group designed for people who feel “stuck” repeating familiar negative patterns. These patterns are called schemas or “life traps.” Schemas develop because the absence of positive experiences and presence of negative experiences in childhood prevent the core emotional needs of childhood from being made. Maladaptive schemas lead to mood disorders, workplace and educational dysfunction, and relationship problems. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group teaches specific skills and strategies for success. There will be a $25 fee to access online Life Traps Group materials. The Psychology Center clients may be registered by their therapist. Those who are currently not clients at The Psychology Center will need to schedule an intake with Ray Koziol prior to joining the group. If you are interested in this group or a future group session, please contact your therapist at The Psychology Center (608) 833-9290, Ray Koziol, PhD (extension 361), or email information@tpcmadison.com for more information.

Men’s Therapy Groups

Date: Ongoing Tuesday or Thursday nights, biweekly
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
Group Leaders:

Ron May, PhD

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In recent years, men have struggled with what it means to be a man in today’s world. Many men have realized that their socialization to be stoic, mask emotional vulnerability, and be self-sufficient limits the quality of their emotional lives. Men today are taking on the challenges involved in their own personal growth. These efforts create new opportunities to be more involved in parenting, more intimate with partners, and have more meaningful friendships with other men.

The Men’s Therapy groups consist of small groups of men working together to provide the balance of challenge and support necessary for achieving change in their lives. Direct and honest communication is encouraged in group sessions. Dr. May uses an interpersonal process style that promotes the development of interpersonal awareness and emotional communication skills. The groups meet biweekly in early evenings to accommodate commitments to work and family.

For men interested in learning more about these groups, initial consultations are available without charge. The consultation helps men decide whether a group might be appropriate for their needs. For more information, call Ron May,PhD at (608) 833-9290, extension 321.

Fees may be partially or fully covered by health insurance.

Mindfulness Group
for Proactive Management of Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Date: WINTER 2018
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Thursdays 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
Group Leaders:

Julia Harkins Arcand, LCSW

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The Mindfulness Group for Proactive Management of Stress, Anxiety and Depression combines elements of cognitive therapy and mindfulness practices to address depression and anxiety. The group meets for six sessions and is structured for strong commitment on the part of the client for maximum benefit. There is a materials cost of $20 for a book and accompanying cd. An initial intake session is required only for new clients. To schedule an intake session, call Julia Harkins Arkand or send your email request to Julia’s attention. If you are interested in more details about the group or would like to attend an upcoming group, contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or call Julia Harkins Arcand, LCSW at (608) 833-9290, ext. 359.

Sleep Solutions
Say “Good Night” to Chronic Insomnia

Date: Next start date to be announced
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Thursdays 12:00 noon - 1:00pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road, Ste. 300
Group Leaders:

Julia Harkins, LCSW

Do you struggle to get to sleep or stay asleep each night? Do you feel tired all day long but when nighttime rolls around, sleep still escapes you?

While short term problems with sleep are common—especially during stressful times—long-term, chronic insomnia can take on a life of its own and create serious problems in one’s ability to function during the day.

The six-week SLEEP SOLUTIONS group is based on the well-researched, effective model Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to treat chronic insomnia. Rather than focusing on counting sheep or relying on medications to help sleep, this group focuses mostly on concrete behavioral changes that can help regulate your sleep cycle and attain consistent, quality sleep. You will also be provided individualized recommendations to address your particular sleep issues.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact group leader Julia Harkins, LCSW at (608) 833-9290, ext. 359 or email us at information@tpcmadison.com