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8212 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3
Phone 780 471 1122 Fax 780 479 2579
www.catholicsocialservices.ab.ca
FAMILY LIVING PROGRAM
WINTER 2015
GROUP THERAPY SCHEDULE
For more information or to register, please contact Kari Boult at
780 420 6081 or [email protected]
Please note that ALL groups are now being professionally facilitated by a
Registered (Provisional) Psychologist or a Registered Clinical Social Worker.
Receipts will be provided for extended health care benefit reimbursement.
Anger Therapy Support Group
Dates offered:
$600 OR $60 / session
January 22 – March 26, 2015
Ten Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Catholic Social Services East
Office (8212 – 118 Avenue in Room 035).
Anger is often understood as a negative emotion, one that we are meant to control. Anger as an
emotion, however, is not necessarily wrong. It is how we express this anger that can often lead
to negative experiences, hurting ourselves, our relationships and others. Anger is often linked to
the way one thinks, perceive situations and react. Gaining awareness about one’s anger can
provide opportunity to fully understand one’s self and one’s interactions with others. The goal of
this group is to provide support, self-awareness, and strategies to understand and express
feelings of anger in a healthy way. Strategies used include group exercises, supportive
interactions, and homework assignments based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and
Mindfulness theories.
There is a maximum of 10 clients and a minimum of 6 clients in the group. Registration is
required. Upon initial contact, the client will be given an appointment with the Counsellor
Facilitator to determine suitability into the group.
The full cost of the group is $600 or $60 per session (includes the screening session). It is NOT
a drop-in group but a commitment to the full 10 sessions (closed group). The $60 per session is
for pre-approved payment plans only. The Counsellor Facilitator is a Registered Provisional
Psychologist in which receipts will be provided in order for one to access Extended Health
Benefits (e.g. Blue Cross, Standard Life, Great West Life, etc.) for reimbursement.
Counsellor Facilitator: Jill Storcer, Registered Provisional Psychologist #1102p. Jill has been
working in the area of anger management for 6 years now, including co-facilitating therapy
groups. She has concentrated her practice on issues of relationships, anger and managing
emotions, dealing with symptoms of depression and anxiety and moving through the grieving
process. Jill’s approach to therapy is based in Client Centred Theory and Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy.
PROGRAMS OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES
SERVING PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS AND CULTURES
Catholic Social Services
Depression Therapy Support Group
Dates offered:
$600 OR $60 / session
February 25 – April 29, 2015
Ten Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Catholic Social Services East
Office (8212 – 118 Avenue in Room 035, April 15 in the Genesis Room).
While depression has become a common topic, many still do not understand the experience
and the impact that depression can have in your life. There are many common known
symptoms to depression, however each person experiences depression in a unique and
personal way. Identifying and processing your personal experience can be beneficial to
managing your symptoms towards a healthy life style. The goal for this therapy group will be to
identify your experiences, to process in a supportive environment through learning to examine
beliefs, attitudes, thoughts and feelings, and to learn healthy coping skills.
There is a maximum of 10 clients and a minimum of 6 clients in the group. Registration is
required. Upon initial contact, the client will be given an appointment with the Counsellor
Facilitator to determine suitability into the group.
The full cost of the group is $600 or $60 per session (includes the screening session). It is NOT
a drop-in group but a commitment to the full 10 sessions (closed group). The $60 per session is
for pre-approved payment plans only. The Counsellor Facilitator is a Registered Provisional
Psychologist in which receipts will be provided in order for one to access Extended Health
Benefits (e.g. Blue Cross, Standard Life, Great West Life, etc.) for reimbursement.
Counsellor Facilitator: Paula Mihai, Registered Provisional Psychologist #1405p. Paula has
experience working with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts,
and trauma. She also has experience working with mental health concerns within clinical,
educational and residential treatment settings. Paula has an integrative approach to therapy,
with a main focus on Cognitive Behaviour and Mindfulness strategies.
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Mindfulness Therapy Support Group
Dates offered:
$600 OR $75 / session
March 9 – May 4, 2015
Eight Monday evenings from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Catholic Social Services South
Office (8815 – 99 Street in the 3rd Floor Boardroom).
Do you feel easily overwhelmed by and react strongly to emotions? Do you find it hard, as a
result, to build healthy relationships? In this program you will learn to develop skills in paying
full attention to your "uncontrollable" emotions, thoughts and sensations and, learn to master
your emotions more effectively. This will enable you to enhance your social and occupational
functioning and thus, build a more peaceful relationship not only with yourself, but others. The
main objective is for you to learn and refine skills in changing behavioural, emotional, and
thinking patterns towards healthier emotional living. Some of the behaviours to be decreased
will include thought distortions, uncontrollable emotions, impulsive reactions and interpersonal
chaos. At the same time, you will learn and practise core mindfulness, distress tolerance,
emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Mindfulness is “paying attention in
a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally” (by Kabat-Zinn).
Facilitator: Diana Yiu, Registered Clinical Social Worker
There is a maximum of 10 clients and a minimum of 6 clients in the group. Registration is
required. Upon initial contact, the client will be assessed by the Family Living Program
Coordinator to determine suitability into the group. You may be asked to speak (over the
phone) with Diana Yiu.
The full cost of the group is $600 or $75 per session. It is NOT a drop-in group but a
commitment to the full 8 sessions (closed group). The $75 per session is for pre-approved
payment plans only. The Counsellor Facilitator is a Registered Clinical Social Worker in which
receipts will be provided in order for one to access Extended Health Benefits (e.g. Blue Cross,
Standard Life, Great West Life, etc.) for reimbursement. Please check your benefit plan prior to
paying to ensure reimbursement.
Counsellor Facilitator: Diana Yiu, M.S.S.W., R.S.W., Clinical Registry #00087. Diana’s area of
specialization include addiction and mental health, marriage and family therapy, intercultural
and spiritual counselling. In the past decade, Diana has been involved in the study and practice
of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), using mindfulness training as a base to help build skills
including distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. She has a
special interest in working with people of different personality types such as having borderline,
avoidant and dependent traits and people experiencing depression and anxiety.
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Couples Communication Therapy Support Group
Dates offered:
$800 / couple
April 21 – June 30, 2015
Ten Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Catholic Social Services East Office
(8212 – 118 Avenue in Room 035). There will be NO class on May 26, 2015.
In a confidential and supportive group environment, you’ll have the opportunity to learn ways to
feel heard, understood, and valued, while developing a deeper relationship with your partner.
You’ll be able to practice practical and effective communication techniques, to appreciate the
strengths you and your partner bring to the relationship, and to support each other’s dreams and
goals. You’ll benefit from the support of the group through the use of role plays and discussions,
and you’ll benefit from private time with your partner to apply new learnings to real life issues
that you want to work through with your partner. The goal of this group is to provide support, to
enhance skills in communication, to find ways to keep conflict discussions calm, and to foster
closeness with your partner.
There is a maximum of 5 couples and a minimum of 3 couples in the group. Registration is
required. Upon initial contact, the client will be given an appointment with the Counsellor
Facilitator to determine suitability into the group.
The full cost of the group is $800 or $80 per session (includes the screening session). It is NOT
a drop-in group but a commitment to the full 10 sessions (closed group). The $80 per session is
for pre-approved payment plans only. The Counsellor Facilitator is a Registered Psychologist in
which receipts will be provided in order for one to access Extended Health Benefits (e.g. Blue
Cross, Standard Life, Great West Life, etc.) for reimbursement.
Counsellor Facilitator: Fabiola dePina-Jenkins, Registered Psychologist #3694. Fabi has
worked with individuals, families, and couples, including children and adolescents, helping them
to increase self-awareness, to find positive ways to meet their personal needs, and to improve
their relationship with themselves and with others. Fabi has worked with clients on a variety of
issues, such as healing from early childhood experiences, coping with trauma, depression,
anxiety, family conflicts, and self-esteem. Fabi has worked with couples struggling with a variety
of concerns, including blended family issues, personality differences, communication difficulty,
trust concerns, and difficulty supporting each other through various life stressors. Fabi’s work
with couples is founded on a humanistic approach, and she utilizes knowledge from family
systems theory and Gottman’s principles to improve relational functioning. Fabi utilizes a variety
of tools to help individuals navigate through challenging issues in a more peaceful, honest, and
compassionate way.
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Therapy Support Group Registration: Prior to becoming registered, the client must
attend a one hour screening session with the Counsellor Facilitator to assess suitability.
Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Register early to reserve
your place in the group. (Catholic Social Services reserves the right to cancel
scheduled groups if a minimum number of registrants is not achieved. Full refunds will
be issued in such instances).
Refund Policy: Refunds will only be issued if a group registration is cancelled at least
(7) days prior to the start of a group. A $50 administration fee will be charged for
cancellations. NO refunds will be made for non-attendance at groups.
How to Register: Call 780 420 6081 to register or you can drop by the office (8212 –
118 Avenue) and speak with the Family Living Program Coordinator. We accept Visa,
MasterCard, Debit Card, Money Order, Cheque and / or Post-Dated Cheques or Cash.
Fees: Our groups are affordable; we can set up a payment plan that works for you. ALL
groups are now being professionally instructed by a Registered Psychologist or a
Registered Social Worker. Receipts will be provided to assist with extended health care
benefit reimbursement.
Special Note: You must be 18 years of age to register for a group.
Group Leadership: Our Counsellor Facilitators have post-secondary education in
Psychology or Social Work. Your Counsellor Facilitator has extensive experience and
is a team leader with skills and education in group process, leadership skills, and crisis
intervention.
At Catholic Social Services, we value our community and respect your privacy. Please note that we do not share or
sell any of your personal information. If you do not wish to be on our contact email list, please reply to this message
and your information will be removed. Thank you for your continuing support.
Groups and/or group dates / prices are subject to change without notice.
If you would like to be added to our email mailing list please email me directly at
[email protected]
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