Washtenaw County, MI Therapy Groups
Last Update- December 2018

Groups for Adults

 

Aphasia Communication: Aphasia and related speech-language disorders can be incredibly isolating. UMAC is a low-cost, high-quality group speech therapy program for individuals with aphasia (a speech-language disorder that is acquired following stroke, illness or injury to the brain). The group setting is designed to help those with aphasia make community connections while practicing communication in a supportive environment with an emphasis on functional communication for those of all abilities. Interacting with peers who understand the frustrations of aphasia can help build confidence and renew hope. Lead by licensed Speech-Language Pathologists.
University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy, 1111 E Catherine Street, Ann Arbor
Contact: UCLL (734) 764-8440, ucll@umich.edu, www.aphasiahelp.com
Sessions are ongoing. Contact us for more information.

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Adults: Several skills-based groups that focus on building capacity for taking note of experience without judgment. Participants engage in experiential practices, such as guided meditation, breathing training, and more. For example, the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group for adults focuses on training awareness of the present moment in a balanced, non-judgmental, and caring way in order to stay grounded. While originally developed for depression relapse, MBCT has also been helpful for individuals struggling with ongoing issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma. Referrals are accepted for groups.
UM Psychological Clinic, 500 E. Washington Street, Suite 100, Ann Arbor
Contact: (734) 764-3471, clinicinfo@umich.edu, www.psychclinic.org
Session are ongoing; contact us for details and specific dates.

Mom's Group: A psychoeducational support group for mothers whose children have experienced maltreatment or trauma. Session topics could include addressing parenting concerns, transitioning through divorce, fostering healthy attachment, dealing with custody matters and the courts, enhancing coping skills and encouraging self-care, understanding the legal system.   Each group is tailored to meet the individual needs of participants. The group meets weekly and sessions are ongoing. Contact the FAC for dates, times or other information.
Contact: Lynn Teribery, LMSW, 734-926-4650 or lteribery@csswashtenaw.org.
Family Assessment Clinic in Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
4925 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Website: csswashtenaw.org/counseling/family-assessment-clinic-fac

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce: As they face the challenges of separation and divorce,  parents are rightly concerned about the well-being of their children. Our free workshops deliver practical advice in a collaborative, caring environment. We help parents understand their children's needs during the time of separation and divorce and offer specific suggestions for creating the most beneficial post-divorce parenting relationships. This workshop is an approved alternative to the SMILE Program presented by the Friend of the Court. Childcare is typically available for those who attend. Our program is free, but registration is required.
University Center for the Child and the Family, 500 E. Washington Street, Suite 100, Ann Arbor
Contact: (734) 764-9466, umuccf@umich.edu, mari.umich.edu/uccf
Meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month except January and September.

Social Anxiety: People with social and/or performance anxiety often feel anxious speaking up in class or meetings, going to parties, meeting new people, talking on the phone, talking with authority figures or interacting in any social situation. Our group helps participants learn to identify and shift unhealthy thinking patterns that perpetuate their anxiety, and help guide and support them in gradually facing  fears. Participants engage at their own pace, and no one is put “on the spot”. Our groups are supportive, educational, and aimed at building coping skills.
UM Psychological Clinic, 500 E. Washington Street, Suite 100, Ann Arbor
Contact: (734) 764-3471, clinicinfo@umich.edu, www.psychclinic.org
Sessions are ongoing. Contact us for more information.

ADHD and Learning Disabilities Workshop: Share ideas and get resources on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disabilities (LD). This free workshop explores the emotional impact of learning problems as well as community supports for parents and children. Participants can expect to receive new tools and practical information and to engage in discussions. Attendance at all sessions is strongly recommended.
University Center for the Child and the Family, 500 E. Washington Street, Suite 100, Ann Arbor
Contact: (734) 764-9466, umuccf@umich.edu, mari.umich.edu/uccf
Contact us for dates.


Groups for Children

UCLL Reading Intervention Program: The Reading Intervention Program provides intensive, individualized services to build literacy skills in each child. The program offers several services, including one-on-one sessions as well as targeted, skill-building groups which are typically offered in the summer. The program is designed to help close literacy gaps in children with reading difficulties from kindergarten to eighth grade.
University Center for Language and Literacy, 1111 E. Catherine Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2054
Contact: UCLL at (734) 764-8440, or email ucll@umich.edu or learn more at: www.mari.umich.edu/reading-program
Group sessions are typically offered each summer. Contact us for more information.

Preschool and Communication Therapy: PACT is an innovative, intensive program that addresses language development challenges in children ages 3-4 years. The program focuses on structured play and song based learning in both group and individual settings. It is held in a classroom-like environment to create a natural play context. PACT also has a parent/guardian education component, which parents them find support with one another as well as learn methods to help their children’s language development. An assessment is required.
University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy, 1111 E Catherine Street, Ann Arbor
Contact: (734) 764-8440 or ucll@umich.edu, www.languageexperts.org
Sessions are ongoing; contact us for more information

Preschool and Communication Therapy: CorePACT is an intensive language development program for children ages 18-36 months, based on our popular and highly effective PACT program. Core PACT addresses the communication needs of children who are struggling to learn language. The program focuses on structured play and song-based learning in a group setting. It is held in a classroom-like environment to create a natural play context. An assessment is required.
University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy, 1111 E Catherine Street, Ann Arbor
Contact: (734) 764-8440 or
ucll@umich.edu, www.languageexperts.org
Meets in the spring, summer and fall. Contact us for more details.

Social Skills Group: All meetings include instruction, practice such as role-playing, and feedback for children and caregivers. Social skills groups are designed to help children learn skills that are important in establishing friendships and maintaining positive social interactions while having fun in a group setting.
University Center for the Child and the Family, 500 E. Washington Street, Suite 100, Ann Arbor
Contact: (734) 764-9466, umuccf@umich.edu, mari.umich.edu/uccf
Typically meets Tuesday evenings for 8-10 weeks. Contact us for start dates.



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