Throughout the year, we offer therapeutic group sessions that target specific topics, such as parenting or anxiety. Please check back to see what is developing!
Children & Families
Parent Education Groups
For parents of children aged 6-12
Spring 2017, Mondays, April 24- June 5, 7pm – 8:30pm (No session May 22)
HELP! MY KID DIDN’T COME WITH AN OWNER’S MANUAL
Join Johanna for a FREE parenting series – “Help! My Kid Didn’t Come With an Owner’s Manual!” for the spring session at John Braithwaite Community Centre.
Would you like to:
- Discover the “roles” that children adopt within the family?
- Explore ways to shift behaviours and patterns that are no longer working?
- Use consequences and encouragement versus punishment and praise?
- Find ways of empowering versus enabling your children?
Johanna cannot provide the owner’s manual but she is offering a parenting course combining the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program, Positive Discipline, attachment theory and the latest in brain research for parents of children aged 6-12. See the here for more details and registration information.
Read what parents who have taken the parenting program have said:
“What was most meaningful to me was learning about the different parenting
styles and how to use reflective listening to help improve communication in my family.”
“We feel relieved to have some strategies to manage difficult situations.”
“Johanna was very approachable and responded to questions and comments appropriately.”
Contact Johanna to book a presentation for your group
The Many Faces of Anxiety
This presentation talks about the anxiety signs in children, common misdiagnoses of anxiety, and some simple strategies that parents can use with their anxious child.
Parenting Challenges: Pre-school Aged Children
This presentation looks at some of the most common issues that arise with young children and suggests effective ways of dealing with these.
Becoming an Encouraging Parent
Encouragement has positive effects on the brain. Learn what encouragement is, the differences between praise and encouragement and how to encourage your child.
Putting “You” Back in Youth: Understanding Adolescents
This presentation aims to provide parents, caregivers, educators, service providers of pre-teens and teens a helpful, new lens through which to view teens. By understanding teenage behaviours, adults can better connect with teens. This presentation utilizes Attachment Theory, Family Systems and Adlerian Psychology.
Play Therapy: The Importance of Play
Learn how to:
- have age appropriate empathy with your clinical skills to allow children the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills
- engage a child’s inner resources, values, and move towards wholeness through play therapy
- integrate Play Therapy with Rogerian, Adlerian, and Family Systems theory
- engage the parent in the child’s healing process
- support parents towards more effective engagement