Ozaukee Community Therapies offers a variety of group session and workshop training events.
Summer Groups 2019 Overview
Social Skills Group (7-11 Year Olds)
6 sessions- Every Thursday starting 6/20/19-8/1/19
(off on the 4th of July) Time: 10:00-11:00 am
at Ozaukee Community Therapies, LLC 1245 Cheyenne Ave, Suite 201 Grafton, WI 53024
Facilitated by Kylie McCormick, LMFT and Jessica Glab, APSW
This 6-session group is geared towards supporting children, ages 7-11 years old, in social skills development in a safe and relaxed group setting. No diagnosis is required. Participants will engage in discussions and activities that target social skills such as recognizing non-verbal social cues, conversation skills, making and maintaining peer relationships and friendships, self-esteem
building, and understanding other’s perspectives.
Space is limited- all participants must register by 6/19/19. Many insurance plans are accepted, including state insurance, or a pay out of pocket option is also available. Please contact Kylie McCormick, LMFT, to register for
the class at 262-372-1899 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Foster Parent Support and Education
6 PM on Tuesdays June 11th, 18th, and 25th July 9th, 16th, and 23rd Group Size 16-20 participants
This is a support group for parents who have adoptive children, foster parents, and relative and guardian caregivers. The group facilitator is Holly Derezinski APSW who has an extensive background working with foster and adoptive children and caregivers. Holly is an adoption competent social worker who has received specialized training through the Center for Adoption Support and Education. Group topics will include creating a therapeutic home, managing challenging behaviors, fostering healthy attachments, trauma, the brain, and child development, and attachment-based discipline strategies. The group will also provide support to parents through discussing challenges, shared experiences, and opportunities for participants to support one another and problem solve challenging situations.
The group will focus on self-care and support navigating the ups and downs of parenting children who have experienced major family disruptions and adverse childhood experiences. If you are interested in participating please contact Holly via e-mail at email@example.com no later than May 30th 2019.
Foster/Adoptive Adolescent Support Group
2:00 PM on Wednesdays Dates: June 12th, 19th, 26th
July 10th, 17th, and 24th Target Ages: Middle school Max Group size: 10
This is a support group designed for adolescents who have experienced disruptions in their families and who have been adopted, placed in a foster home, or are being cared for by a relative or guardian. The group is facilitated by Holly Derezinski APSW an adoption competent social worker who has an extensive background working with these children and families with specialized training through the Center for Adoption Support and Education. The group will help adolescents navigate through key areas to support them including, grief and loss, identity formation, loyalty issues, confusion around their journey, safe contact with biological families, healthy attachments, and coping with challenges. The group will include many opportunities for self-expression, teach coping and relaxation skills, and allow adolescents to connect with others who have experienced similar challenges in their lives.
A brief screening interview is required to ensure for a cohesive and supportive experience for all participants. Please contact Holly via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested having your child participate and to schedule a pre-screening interview. Please contact Holly no later than May 30th 2019.
Understanding Self-Harm and Suicide In Youth and Young Adults
Basics training (psychoeducation on self-harm & suicide and appropriate basic response)
July 16th @ 12pm - 1:30pm or July 23rd @ 7pm - 8:30pm
Advanced training (more in depth psychoanalysis on topic and prevention/intervention strategies with those you work with regularly) August 13th @ 12pm - 1:30pm or August 20th @ 7pm - 8:30pm
One of the scariest things that we can ever face is having to react to someone who is self-harming and/or suicidal, especially if that person still has most of their life ahead of them. James Lammers, LPC has had 6 years of experience training and supervising a team of crisis counselors who specialized in this and other areas of crisis in addition to being a licensed therapist for the community. Throughout his career he has taught counselors, doctors, police officers, school staff, and the general public the ins and outs of this scary topic and how best we can help someone who is engaging in these thoughts/behaviors. Join us to benefit from his years of experience and improve your understanding and response to these scary topics. training is geared towards school staff, professionals, parents, peers, anyone who works/interacts with youth, and the general public.
Cost is $15 per training date per person or $25 if registering for both the Basic and Advanced training together. Space is limited; so preregistration is requested. Registration should be done prior to day of training. To register please contact James Lammers at: 920-912-8718 or email@example.com
Potty Training in a Weekend!
This training will help prepare parents/caregivers for a quick and successful potty training experience! Learn to identify when your child is ready for potty training, and then go from diapers to underwear in one week! This training is facilitated by Erin Perez, MA, LPC.
Cost is $15 per participant (family). Space is limited, participants must register by 7/1/19. Please contact Erin Perez at 414-559-0050 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
High Functioning Autism Matching Events
Does your child have the tools to make/maintain friends, and ready to make some friends? Ozaukee Community Therapies will be hosting three opportunities for children ages 12-15 to meet others and possibly develop new friendships. A second group gathering for parents will occur simultaneously to discuss a variety of topics related to helping their children develop and maintain friendships. Attend one, two, or all three sessions!
The sessions are insurance billable, or participants can pay out of pocket $15 per session. Space is limited, participants must register by 6/1/19. Please contact Erin Perez at 414-559-0050 or email@example.com to register.