Road to Resilence: A Skills Development Group for Women Overcoming Traumatic Stress
The UMass Psychological Services Center is pleased to announce our new psychotherapy group, The Road to Resilience: A Skill Development Group for Women Overcoming Traumatic Stress.
The goal of this group is to provide participants with tools to develop resilience in the face of adversity, move forward, and begin to heal. Our work together will include identifying triggers to anxiety, developing self-soothing routines, practicing mindfulness techniques, and strengthening emotion regulation abilities. Psychological Services Center Director, Dr. Christopher Overtree, notes that this group draws from evidence-based approaches for coping with the physiological effects of stress.
This low-cost, 5-session group will meet on Wednesday evenings beginning October 15th, 2013. In order to fully benefit from this work, we ask that participants agree to attend all sessions. To join this group, email us at email@example.com, or call 413.545.0041.
Cost of the group is $10 per session plus $5 for materials. Group meetings will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on October 15, 22, 29 and November 5 and 12 (five weeks total).
School Outreach Team
The School Outreach Team at the UMass Psychological Services Center, led by Dr. Sara Whitcomb, offers a variety of school and home-based assessment and consultation services in and around the Pioneer Valley. Our doctoral-level graduate clinicians have expertise in various determinants of students’ academic and behavioral functioning as well as research-based interventions to support children’s success. We are able to conduct comprehensive academic and/or behavioral assessments and provide consultation to parents and school staff regarding how best to address students’ individual needs.
Our team also has expertise in the field of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and we provide systems-level consultation to help schools and districts plan and implement frameworks that encourage positive behavior and academic engagement and that reduce disruptive behavior school-wide.
In addition to assessment and consultation services, we also offer workshops and training on a variety of topics in psychology and child development for special and regular education teachers and aides, student support personnel, administrators, and interested parent groups.