2021 Group Therapy

  • Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) offers therapy groups for both children and parents.
  • They last 1 to 1 ½ hours depending on the group.
  • Groups are offered free of charge through a generous grant from St. David’s Foundation COVID-19 Recovery Fund.
  • ACGC offers multiple groups every semester. 
Our Spring Groups

1. Behavioral Parent Training: Managing Difficult and Noncompliant Behaviors. This 8-week group will help caregivers of children with difficult to manage behaviors including noncompliance, ADHD- attention and hyperactivity issues, and disruptive behaviors. Parents will learn how to understand their children’s misbehavior, increase compliance, and decrease disruptive behavior.

  • Who: Caregivers of children between the ages of 5 to 12.
  • When: February 11th - April 8th (skips the week of Spring Break)
  • Time: Thursdays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Where: Video Conference.
  • Cost: Free.

2.   Cafecito virtual: plática y apoyo.
Este grupo proveerá un ambiente privado y seguro donde adultos podrán apoyarse uno al otro y conversar sobre temas de crianza. Este grupo de apoyo proporcionara a los padres y guardianes estrategias para responder a comportamientos desafiantes; fortalecer la relación entre padre e hijo(a); practicar técnicas de autocuidado y dar elogios/cumplidos; crear hábitos buenos en el uso de aparatos electrónicos; fortalecer las tradiciones de familia y promover hábitos y rutinas para disminuir el estrés. 

Quiénes: Padres y tutores de niños entre las edades 2 a 11 años.
Cuándo: 25 de febrero al 22 de abril (No tendremos reunión la semana de receso escolar en marzo)
Hora: Los jueves 5:30PM- 7:00PM
Dónde: Video Conferencia
Costo: Gratis.

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3. Behavioral Parent Training: Managing Difficult and Noncompliant Behaviors. This 8-week group will help caregivers of children with difficult to manage behaviors including noncompliance, ADHD- attention and hyperactivity issues, and disruptive behaviors. Parents will learn how to understand their children’s misbehavior, increase compliance, and decrease disruptive behavior.

Who: Caregivers of children between the ages of 5 to 12.
When: March 2nd - April 27th (skips the week of Spring Break)
Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Video Conference.
Cost: Free.

4.   Teen Group: Affirmative Supportive Safe and Empowering Talk.
ACGC is excited to offer a 7-week group for LGBTQ+ adolescents and allies to explore identity, self-esteem, safety, and self-advocacy. The group will blend activities and conversation to provide a safe, supportive environment for adolescents to learn about themselves, discuss challenges affecting them, and enhance skills in managing stress. Parents will be invited to two group sessions to learn more about supporting and strengthening the relationship with their adolescents.

  • Who: Teens ages 14 to 17.
  • When: March 22nd - May 3rd.
  • Time: Mondays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Where: Video Conference.
  • Cost: Free.

5.   Friendship Group.
This 8-week group will help kids learn how to make and keep friends by learning skills for successful interaction with peers. Caregivers will be invited to parts of the group to learn strategies on how to help their children build friendships.

Who: Kids ages 7 to 9.
When: March 24th - May 12th.
Time: Wednesdays, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM.
Where: Video Conference.
Cost: Free.

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