Groups and Seminars

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AT LEPAGE ASSOCIATES WE HOST:

 On-going / open-ended therapy groups
 Time-limited therapy, personal growth, and psychoeducational groups
 Seminars
 Informational talks

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 Talks on Parenting
 Talks on Divorce
 Suggest A New Group or Seminar
 Speaking Engagements / Speaker’s Bureau

GROUPS AT A GLANCE

Click on each group or seminar below to link to a full flier (Adobe PDF) with in-depth information to include description, dates, fees, etc. Or look below for groups listed with a brief paragraph description of each group.

Mindfulness Matters – 6 weeks
 Health & Wellness Drop-In Support Group – On-going
Free Support Group for People in Challenging Relationships – On-going
Coping Skills Group Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy – On going
 Women’s Therapy Group – On-going
Personalized Cooperative Parenting Seminar Series – 8 weeks
Cooperative Co-Parenting Class – Offered every 1st & 2nd Saturday of the month; 4 hour class
 Supportive Therapy Group for Graduate Students
 Supportive Therapy Group for Partners of Graduate Students
 Pregnancy and New Mother Education and Therapy Group– On-going
 Supportive Therapy Group for Helping Professionals – On-going
Men’s Therapy Group – On-going
 Addictions/Compulsions Recovery Group – On-going
 Codependency Recovery Group – On-going
 Parenting Dilemmas – 6 weeks
 Finding the Voice Inside: Exploring Your Unique Feminine Spirituality – 10 weeks
 Transitioning Through Divorce 3-seminar series
 Social Skills Group for Children – 6 weeks
 Social Skills Group for Teenagers – 6 weeks
 Coping with Divorce for Pre-Teens and Teens (separate groups) – 6 weeks
 Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss – 6 weeks
 AD/HD Group for children ages 7-11 – 4-6 weeks

GROUPS FOR CHILDREN

Social Skills Group for Children – 6 weeks
Through a series of fun activities, in a supportive environment, we help children learn social skills. Improving social skills for children who are shy, socially awkward, reserved, have difficulty making and maintaining friendships, or have behavioral problems in groups.

Social Skills Group for Teenagers – 6 weeks
Through a series of fun activities, in a supportive environment, we help teens learn social skills. Improving social skills for teens who are shy, socially awkward, reserved, have difficulty making and maintaining friendships, or have behavioral problems in groups.

Coping with Divorce for Pre-Teens and Teens (separate groups) – 6 weeks
Aimed to help children and teenagers prepare for and cope with feelings related to divorce, and to develop a positive outlook and plan.

Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss
Children face unique stressors and issues related to grief. This is a six-week group for children 8-11 years old. This is an opportunity to help your child cope with the unique stressors of loss of a loved one, change in life situation, and trauma. Children will learn to proceed through the grief process through hands-on activities.

Group For Children ages 7-11 with ADHD
Parent, child, and joint sessions to help with organization, homework, preparation for the school day, and time management. Also learn how to effectively communicate with your child’s teachers.

 

GROUPS FOR ADULTS

Mindfulness Matters – 6 weeks
This group discusses the potential health benefits of practicing mindfulness which can include: Increased ability to cope with and decrease the effects of chronic stress on health, blood pressure reduction, chronic pain management, improved sleep, blood sugar reduction and improved mood. Each class will include presentation, discussion, mindfulness practices and more.

Health & Wellness Drop-In Support Group – On-going: 
This group is designed to support healthy living. Recent research has shown people who have group support achieve both short term and long term success in their healthy living goals, and support stands out as the #1 factor in success.

Free Support Group for People in Challenging Relationships – On-going: 
The intention of this group is to provide a safe and confidential space for people with challenging partners to receive and provide support, brainstorm ideas of ways to better communicate with partners, and cope with the everyday stresses of loving someone that can be so difficult.

Men’s General Supportive Therapy Group – On-going:
Therapy group for men. A variety of topics will be discussed depending on the group to include general stress, work stress or issues, depression, anxiety, intimate relationships, social anxiety or concerns, and compulsive behaviors such as substance use, gambling, etc.

Women’s Therapy Group – On-going
Therapy group for women. A variety of topics will be discussed depending on the group to include depression, general stress, relationships, and compulsive behaviors such as food, shopping, etc.

Personalized Cooperative Parenting Seminar Series – 8 weeks
This seminar series is designed to guide separated or divorced parents to amicable and effective co-parenting or parallel parenting. The process of divorce requires you redefine your relationship with your former spouse as well as help your child cope with the separation of the family. This seminar will offer valuable tools to enable you to hear each other’s perspectives and come up with child-focused solutions in a practical manner.

Cooperative Co-Parenting Class – 4 hours
This class is designed to provide you with the skills to develop and maintain a child-focused relationship with your co-parent.

Supportive Therapy Group for Graduate Students:
The goal of this group is to provide a safe and confidential space for graduate students to receive support, gain perspective and insight into themselves and their relationships, and learn to cope with the demands of graduate school. The content of the group is open-ended and themes are broad and varied – they have included balancing academic and family life, self-care, family and intimate partner relationship concerns, advisor-advisee relationship concerns, procrastination, perfectionism, depression, anxiety, cultural adjustment, and issues of oppression (e.g., sexism, racism, heterosexism, ageism).

Supportive Therapy Group for Partners of Graduate Students:
This therapy group is designed for romantic partners of graduate students (e.g., spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, etc.). According to researchers (e.g., Brannock, Litten, & Smith, 2000; McLaughlin, 1985), graduate school can put a tremendous amount of strain and stress on relationships. This group aims to offer you the opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation and offer each other support. The content of the group will be open-ended, however some basic themes usually emerge including relationship problems, adjustment to life events, understanding oneself, enhancing self-esteem.

Pregnancy and New Mother Education and Therapy Group – On-going
This group is designed to help mothers cope with the stressors of their pregnancy and impending labor and parenthood. We will discuss how to cope with a wide variety of stressors, possible mental health conditions that occur, body image, self-care, and have outside presenters come talk about resources in your community.

Coping Skills Group Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy
This therapy group is designed for adults with many different emotional problems. The goal of the group is to help you develop balance in your life through skill acquisition. The group will help you learn and refine skills in changing behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns associates with problems causing distress. Components include interpersonal relationships, regulating emotions, developing distress tolerance, and improving your sense of self.

Parenting Dilemmas – 6 weeks
Psychoeducational group for parents, offering expert advice on parenting issues. Runs concurrent to Social Skills Group for Children & Teens (described above).

Addictions/Compulsions Recovery Group – Ongoing
This group is designed as a support and therapy group specific to the needs of people who have struggled with addictions and compulsions (alcohol and drug abuse, gambling, shopping, hoarding, overeating, pornography, recurrent infidelity, etc.). We welcome people at all stages in the process of recovery, with a history of any type of addictive or compulsive behaviors.

Codependency Recovery Group – Ongoing
This group is designed as a support and therapy group specific to the needs of people who have a problem with codependency – often times, adults who grew up in alcoholic homes.

Supportive Therapy Group for Helping Professionals – On-going
Helping professionals face unique stressors and issues. This group is for all helping professionals (nurses, therapists, doctors, child advocates, etc.). This is an opportunity to help you cope with the stressors of dealing with difficult clients. We will discuss specific strategies for self-care and how to utilize both professional and natural supports.

Finding the Voice Inside: Exploring Your Unique Feminine Spirituality – 10 weeks
Through a series of brief, designated writing exercises, women are invited to name, honor, and explore their female experience.

Transitioning Through Divorce
These seminars are designed for people experiencing divorce to help them
move beyond what is often a difficult and challenging life transition.

 

REGISTRATION

To REGISTER BY PHONE, you may also call and we can answer your questions and take your credit card information over the phone to complete your registration.

Click here to REGISTER VIA MAIL; just download our REGISTRATION FORM and mail it in with your check.

With the exception of on-going / open-ended groups, all time-limited groups and seminars have a Registration Deadline.

Many groups fill to capacity, so Register Now to ensure a spot!

 

SEMINARS / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TOPICS

We offer seminars, workshops and informational talks of varying lengths on a variety of topics. Please call for additional information.

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Attorneys:
Effective Communication & Listening Skills
Does Mental Illness Interfere with Parenting?

FREE Q&A Session for Family Law Attorneys
Come get some clarification on mental health issues that apply to family law cases, and ask case specific questions. This is your opportunity to decide if your case/client can benefit from a consultation with a psychologist.

CLE: Successful and Happy Living for Lawyers
This seminar provides one mental health/anti-substance abuse
credit for CLE credit.We will discuss the symptoms of stress,
anxiety, and depression. We will also discuss coping skills to
deal with these problems.

Educators:   The Road to Resilience Workshop (building resilience in children)
Stress vs. Anxiety: When Does it Cross the Line and How to Cope

GENERAL ADULT TOPICS FOR THE PUBLIC OR BUSINESSES

Have A Stress Free Wedding
This seminar will help you cope with the stressors of your upcoming wedding day such as issues with your in-laws, making decisions about the big day, and generally dealing with your fears of the wedding day.

Suddenly Single and How to Cope (For Women)
This seminar is designed to help women cope with the life changes that occur due to divorce and widowhood. Presented by both a certified financial advisor and a psychologist.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Seminar Series
Come join us on Fridays at noon, once a month, to enjoy free seminars on a wide variety of topics related to health, wellness, parenting, and relationships.

7 Ways to Get More Sex

Maintaining Balance During Your Engagement: How to Plan without Losing Yourself and Your Relationship

Disaster Proof Your Relationship

The Secrets to Maintaining Marital Bliss–Why Love is Never Enough

Baby Proof Your Marriage

Improving Your Marriage without Talking About It

PARENTING

Helping Parents Help Children: How To Build Self-Esteem and Raise Children Who Make Good Choices

Stop Teen Substance Abuse Before It Starts Teenage

The Road to Resilience Workshop (building resilience in children)

Stay Happily Married

Healthy Eating Habits in Pregnancy and Beyond

AD/HD and Nutrition

DIVORCE

Charting Your New Life: What Women Need To Know About Divorce
This workshop is lead by a financial advisor, attorney, and psychologist to help you navigate the complex issues of divorce.

Surviving (and Thriving) During Divorce

Tips for Communicating with Your Ex

Assisting Your Children During Divorce

Does Mental Illness Interfere with Parenting?

 

SUGGEST A NEW GROUP OR SEMINAR

We regularly expand our offerings, and are always open to suggestions. If there is a specific topic you would like addressed in a group or presented as a seminar, we are happy to consider developing new groups and seminars based on interest. Pass your idea by us and we may just start a group under that heading! If you have a group of people who would like a specific seminar topic presented, and we develop a seminar to meet your specific needs, we may be able to go to a location of your convenience to conduct the seminar.

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS / SPEAKER’S BUREAU

Requesting a Seminar or Informational Talk: We have designed seminars and talks for businesses, attorneys, schools, churches, and community groups, and are open to requests for speaking engagements. Please call for more information, or email officemanager@lepageassociates.com with your request. Call for Additional Speakers: Lepage Associates is also proud to facilitate a Speaker’s Network for the Triangle area. If you are interested in being added as a speaker please email officemanager@lepageassociates.com and include your name and contact information, as well as the topics you offer and to what audience (see above list of seminars/speaking for examples). If you also speak on a topic already listed, please contact us so we can add you to our list of people who can speak on that topic. When we get calls from the community for a speaker, we pass along the names and contact numbers of available speakers.