GROUP THERAPY

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This group is focused on increasing Awareness of the individual needs for First Responders, Developing Skills and strategies to manage stressors, reframing thoughts to improve one’s Attitude towards their occupation by gaining Perspective through group exploration and Tolerance of today’s societal challenges.
 

  • Learn skills and strategies to understand and manage workplace stress.

 

  • Understanding how Stress, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and PTSD affects a First Responder and learning to use specific resiliency tools to help manage symptoms in order to ADAPT to the challenges First Responders are facing in today’s climate.

  • A group format provides a built-in social network to provide support and increase commitment to therapy and level of engagement. It helps to decrease the feeling of isolation.

This is a skills-based group using a blend of evidence-based treatment protocols such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GROUP

This group is designed for frontline workers who are currently experiencing workplace stress

and are interested in attending this group.

Location:

CBT Niagara Education & Training Centre

20 Court Street, St. Catharines

 

Dates/Times:

Mondays 1-2:30pm; Start date: Jan 20/2022

Thursdays 1-2:30pm; Start date: Jan 17/2022

 

Cost:

Group will be covered by your employee benefits (manual included)

 

Facilitators:

Susan Chudzik-Sipos, MSc., Registered Clinical Psychologist

Laura Hotham, MA., Registered Psychotherapist