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Therapy group for teens with depression anxiety -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Aug 16, 2018

Category: News and Notices

Beginning in September 2018, the UNB Psychological Wellness Centre (PWC) will be offering a FREE therapy group for teens with symptoms of anxiety and depression. The group will use strategies derived from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to teach teens and their parents skills for managing emotions and behaviour, and to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. We are looking for high-school-aged teens between 14 and 18, with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety to participate.

Sessions will occur weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., for 10 weeks. The group will occur on the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton campus. Parents of participating teens will be given the opportunity to take part in complementary group sessions, which will occur separate to, but at the same time as, the teen sessions.

Groups will be offered twice a year and referrals can be made at any time.

The groups (teen and parent) will be facilitated by advanced graduate students in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at UNB, and Dr. Christina Jones, (L. Psych). Supervision of student facilitators will be provided by Licensed Psychologists at UNB, including the Director of the PWC, Dr. Meghan Richards (L.Psych).

Visit https://www.unbpwc.ca/group.html for more details. If you think you know a teen who is interested in participating, please contact us at the PWC at (506) 452-6301 or e-mail pwc@unb.ca to set up an intake interview to determine eligibility for the group.  

 

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Contact: Jenna Wright

Email Address: Jenna.Wright@unb.ca