SPRING 2014 AFTERNOON GROUP
DATES: Fourteen Saturdays 4-19-14 through 7-19-14.
TIME: 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM (3 hours) From 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Cognitive Psycho-educational and from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Behavioral Experiments.
LOCATION: 444 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 333, Arcadia, CA 91006
GROUP SIZE: Preferred group size is 6 members-maximum 8.
COST: $80.00 per each 3 hour, Saturday group CCBT session. In addition, as a condition of acceptance approved group members agree to purchase from SAI their own copy of Dr. Richards' audio series "Overcoming Social Anxiety: Step by Step." These audio sessions are needed for pre-group therapy assignments appoximately one week before the actual start date of this group. (I do not accept insurance for the CCBT groups.)
PRE-REQUISITE: A Intake Evaluation @$120.00 needs to be completed prior to the start of group to confirm a SAD diagnosis, readiness for CBT group treatment and to develop a individualized hierarchy to be used in group exposures and homework.
CONTRACT: To be considered for this group you need to be willing and able to make a commitment to participate in the full 14 weeks of treatment. (The group contract states, in part, that the regular group fee of $80.00 per group session will be charged for any group session missed. The group contract is intended to foster a safe group climate for everyone by establishing clear group rules and to minimize the avoidant behaviors often part of the SAD symptoms--such as arriving late, leaving early or missing a group session.)
FORMAT: A specific Cognitive-Behavioral Group Protocol along with select, social effectiveness skills training will be used in this group.