• Led by Kristen M. Ohlenforst, PhD & Amber Lubinsky, MS, LPC
  • Starts Thursday, October 7, 2021
  • Meets for 8 consecutive Thursdays from noon-1:15pm (with the exception of Thanksgiving)
  • Format: Virtual or in-office (TBD), small group
  • Cost: $960 in total (i.e., $120 per family per session)

To inquire, click below button or e-mail info@therapydallas.com

Overview:

This 8-week didactic group is designed specifically for parents of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD. Over the course of 8 once-weekly sessions, parents will collectively learn evidence-based behavioral management strategies aimed at reducing the problematic behaviors often seen among children diagnosed with ADHD. We will also pay close attention to discerning and consistently rewarding your child’s healthy and adaptive behaviors! By the end of this group, many parents report an increased understanding of their child’s needs, an increased confidence in their ability to respond to their child’s needs, and an overall improvement in the parent-child relationship.

This group is for parents only (children may not attend) and will meet once-weekly.  During COVID-19, this group may meet virtually; format to be determined closer to start-date.  Space is limited, so call now for availability and pricing information.

Session Dates:
Group meets from noon-1:15pm on the following Thursdays:

  • October 7, 14, 21, 28
  • November 4, 11, 18
  • December 2

Session Content/Overview:

  • Session 1:  Pay Attention to Me!
    Attending to and reinforcing your child’s adaptive behavior
  • Session 2:  Therapeutic Choice-Giving & Limit-Setting
    Understanding & analyzing your child’s problematic behaviors; Responding with choice-giving and limit-setting
  • Session 3:  Token Economies and Star Charts
    Using positive reinforcement strategies to enhance behavior
  • Session 4:  More Tokens, More Stars
    Refining reinforcement strategies to optimize efficacy
  • Session 5:  Homework Solutions
    Strategies for addressing homework struggles and avoidance
  • Session 6:  House Rules & Time Out
    The importance of established expectations and consistent consequences
  • Session 7:  Consequences, Continued
    What to do when Time Out isn’t right (or doesn’t work!)
  • Session 8:  The “Parenting Playbook”
    Developing and refining your consistent “playbook” of parenting strategies

Facilitators:

Dr. Ohlenforst has worked with children, adolescents, and adults throughout her training at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Stanford School of Medicine. As founder and Clinical Director of Therapy Dallas, she specializes in individual and family-based interventions for children and adolescents with anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral difficulties.

Amber Lubinsky, MS, LPC specializes in evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents, utilizing her expertise in both play-based interventions and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  She works frequently with clients diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and/or other emotional and behavioral concerns. 

We are pleased to include a special guest consultant in this fall’s group — parent consultant and coach, Kathleen Fischer, MA, who is also a registered nurse and has her master’s degree in education.