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Child & Adolescent
Geriatrics
College Mental Health Program

THE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PROGRAM (CAP)

McLean Hospital
Child Outpatient Department

115 Mill Street
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478-9106

CURRENT GROUP OFFERINGS

MOOD DISORDER GROUP FOR OLDER ADOLESCENT GIRLS: HIGH SCHOOL

Monday, 4:00pm to 5:00pm Sharmila Mehta, PhD 617-855-3272
Thursdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm Amy Trupe, LICSW 617-855-2912
 
This group is designed for adolescent girls, ages 14-19 (in high school), who struggle with mood dis-orders including major depression, bipolar disorder and dysthymia. Withdrawn, socially isolated, and or anxious adolescent girls are also appropriate. The group is an open-ended process group intended to promote mutual peer support. Girls make a commitment, prior to joining group, of six to eight months of ongoing participation. Girls also are expected to be in weekly psychotherapy while participating in Girls Mood Disorder Group. Girls use this group to identify which issues or experiences influence their mood and then offer support to one another with problem solving skills or with CBT/DBT skills.

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (DBT) SKILLS GROUP: HIGH SCHOOL

Wednesdays, every week, 4:00pm to 5:00pm (Adolescent DBT Group)
Thursday, every week, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (Adolescent DBT Group)
    Jessica Goldstein, PhD 617-855-2206
 
Wednesday, every other week, 4:00pm to 5:00pm (Parents Group)
Thursday, every other week, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (Parents Group)
    Wesleigh Langeland, LICSW 617-855-3237
 
This is a six month skills group for adolescents, girls or boys, ages 14-19 (in high school) and their parents. The group is aimed at treating adolescents who have particular difficulty managing their strong emotions and, as a result, engage in self-destructive behaviors. The program consists of the ad-olescent group, which meets weekly, plus a required Parents Group that runs concurrently and meets bi-weekly. DBT Group membership requires that the adolescent be in weekly individual treatment. The group has rolling admission.

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (DBT) SKILLS GROUP: MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wednesday, every week, 5:30pm to 6:30pm   (Adolescent DBT Group)
  Sharmila Mehta, PhD 617-855-3272
Wednesday, every week, 5:30pm to 6:30pm   (Parents Group)
  Jessica Goldstein, PhD 617-855-2206

This is a twelve week skills group for adolescents, girls or boys, ages 12-14 (in middle school) and their parents. The group is aimed at treating adolescents who have particular difficulty managing their strong emotions and, as a result, may engage in maladaptive behaviors. The program consists of the adolescent group, which meets weekly, plus a required Parents Group that runs concurrently and also meets weekly. DBT Group membership requires that the adolescent be in weekly individual treatment.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT) SKILLS GROUP: HIGH SCHOOL

Thursdays, 3:00pm to 4:00pm Jeff Waitkus, PsyD 617-855-3269
Thursdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm    

Designed to treat adolescents, girls or boys ages 14-19 (in high school), who have particular difficulty managing their strong emotions, this group aims to help young people to identify problem thought pro-cesses and/or behaviors that occur in response to stressful situations. Once these factors are identified, we work to change those cognitive and behavioral responses and to improve skills in the area of emo-tion management. CBT Group membership requires that the adolescent be in weekly individual treat-ment. The group is time limited with rolling admission, and runs for 12-16 weeks.

For more information, please leave a message with the
Outpatient Intake Office at 617-855-3537.

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