Early Adolescent/Anger Management Group

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This group focuses on treating middle school and beginning high school students in a group format. It consists of a weekly check-in with each group member that tracks current events/issues related to each patient’s life-world in addition to discussing longer term/more general themes related to the management of anger in their lives as a whole. Social skill development and social pragmatics as a whole are more frequently emphasized in this group.




Metacognition:

All members are expected to complete a typed symptom history of their anger management issues. Support from a clinical tutor is available if required to facilitate the completion of this task (billed at a separate rate from the group).





Topics that are generally covered include:


Academic Stress

Peer Interactions

Conflict Resolution

Familial Conflict

Parental Conflict

Sibling Conflict

Social Perspective Taking

The Process of Change

Media Diet

12-16

Newton

Tuesdays at 5PM

1-Co-Leader, 6-patients

Licensed Psychologist

 Clinical Instructor       

Harvard Medical School

David A. Perna, PhD

Adolescent/Anger Management Group

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This group focuses on treating High School students in a group format. Unlike the early adolescent group it assumes that social interactions are more fluid and consistently present in the adolescent’s life. Weekly check-ins with each group member track current events/issues related to each patient’s life-world in addition to discussing longer term/more general themes related to the management of anger in their lives as a whole. Preventing familial anger and conflicts from spreading into the larger community is typically a major focus of this group.


Metacognition:

All members are expected to complete a more polished, typed symptom history of their anger management issues when comparing it to the symptom histories that are completed in the early adolescent group. Support from a clinical tutor is available if required to facilitate the completion of this task (billed at a separate rate from the group).



Topics that are generally covered include:


Academic Stress

Peer Interactions

Substance Use

Conflict Resolution

Familial Conflict

Parental Conflict

Sibling Conflict

The Process of Change

Legal Difficulties

Separation/Individuation

College Preparation

High Risk Sexual Behavior

Media Diet

Relational Intimacy

14-18

Lexington

Mondays at  5PM

1-Co-Leader, 5-patients