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 in virtual format. As per usual, we limit the size of this group to allow adequate time/attention for each family’s specific needs and concerns.
Group meets from noon-1:15pm on the following Thursdays:
- October 7, 14, 21, 28
- November 4, 11, 18
- December 2
- Session 1: Pay Attention to Me!
Attending to and reinforcing your child’s adaptive behavior
- Session 2: Therapeutic Choice-Giving & Limit-Setting
Analyzing & understanding 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: Oxygen Masks On!
Self-care strategies for enhancing both parent & child wellness
- Session 7: Consistent Consequences
The importance of established expectations and consistent consequences
- Session 8: The “Parenting Playbook”
Developing and refining your consistent “playbook” of parenting strategies
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.