Social Skills Groups

CHILDREN'S SOCIALIZATION/MOVEMENT/PLAY THERAPY GROUPS SEPT. 17, 2018- JANUARY 16, 2019

 The socialization/movement/play therapy groups for children ages 4-14 include utilizing play therapy, movement therapy, body language and non-verbal communication skills, and role-playing for individuals who are in need of the following goals:   


*Expression and understanding of feelings.   

*Improvement of peer socialization skills: sharing, compromising, negotiating, turn- taking, conflict resolution skills, following rules of games.  

* Improvement of self-esteem.   

*Improvement of frustration tolerance, anger management and relaxation skills.   

*Development of body language skills, creativity, and coping skills.   

*Expansion of movement repetoire.  

 

PROGRAM *Group Therapy 50 minutes - 1 Hour Per Week- Time Based on Children’s Ages,  

15 weeks- Mondays &  14 Weeks Wednesdays  

*Preparation of Materials for Group Therapy Sessions  * Client Goal Sheet *1 Phone Parent Conferences  *Phone Calls and Sending Materials  to Teachers, CST, Guidance Counselors, Pediatricians & Other Therapists  *Monthly Insurance Sheets   

PLACE: Monmouth Therapy Associates, One Executive Drive,Tinton Falls, NJ (Office Number: 741-8073)   


GROUP RULES: 1. BE ON TIME FOR GROUP AND BRING FOLDER EVERY WEEK. 2. CALL MS. GILSTEIN AT 732-741-8073 AS SOON AS YOU KNOW CHILD IS ILL AND CAN’T ATTEND GROUP . PLEASE DO NOT CALL A FEW MINUTES BEFORE THE GROUP STARTS AS THE GROUP IS PLANNED IN ADVANCE.  3. REINFORCE ALL SKILLS BY DOING THE HOMEWORK FROM GROUP EACH WEEK. 4. THERE ARE NO CREDITS FOR MISSED SESSIONS. 5. ONLY SESSIONS ATTENDED ARE LISTED ON SHEETS FOR INSURANCE  

PARENT PHONE CONFERENCES: Parents of the groups will be required to participate in a phone conference with Ms. Gilstein during the week of Nov. 5TH AND Jan. 7th.   The purpose of the conference is to provide important contact between parents and therapist, review the progress of the client, and update goals for the client.        


ATTENDANCE: In order to achieve the above mentioned goals, both the clients and parents must make a serious commitment of attending and supporting the group. Movement Therapy and Play Therapy is most effective on a consistent and weekly basis. Clients will be expected to come on time for the group and not miss sessions. CANCELLATION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE GROUP FOR 15 WEEKS IS PERMITTED ONLY DUE TO EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES AND APPROVED BY MS. GILSTEIN. ONE WEEK NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR THESE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES.  A LAST GROUP TO SAY GOODBYE AND TERMINATE SUCCESSFULLY IS REQUIRED SO THE CHILD FEELS POSITIVE ABOUT THE GROUP EXPERIENCE. CANCELLATION MUST BE A PHONE CALL WITH DIRECT CONTACT WITH MS. GILSTEIN, NO EMAIL CANCELLATIONS. (732) 946-3330      

SCHEDULE: 

MONDAYS: SEPT. 17 -JAN. 14, 15 SESSIONS

WEDNESDAYS:    SEPT. 26 - JAN. 16, 13 SESSIONS.   

NO GROUPS:   OCT. 8, OCT. 31, NOV. 21, DEC. 19-JAN. 1

PAYMENT POLICY:   

13 SESSIONS:  $1,001.

15 SESSIONS: $1,155.

Payments for the Socialization/Movement/Play Therapy Program are required whether the clients attends or does not attend each group. This policy ensures a place in the group for the client, represents a commitment to the goals of the group, and the program fees cover the total program including the weekly group therapy sessions, reports, and all phone conferences.  Any returned check will be charged the bank fee.     As always, if there is any financial problem with the fees, I am always happy to discuss each person's case with them. I want to give each child the therapy s/he needs.   CONTACT WITH MS. GILSTEIN: Office at Monmouth Therapy Associates, (732) 741-8073     

PAYMENT SCHEDULE 

MONDAYS : SEPT. 1 - $154, OCT. 1- $308., DEC. 3- $231., JAN. 7 $154.

WEDS.: SEPT. 1 -$154., OCT. 10- $231, NOV. 7 - $231, DEC. 5- $154., JAN. 2, $231.

Play & Dance/Movement Therapy

 WHAT IS PLAY THERAPY AND DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY? 

Dance/Movement Therapy is perfectly suited for children to work through behavioral and emotional issues because they do their “talking” through non-verbal movement.  Dance/movement therapy uses many different kinds of movement: body language, posture, gestures, facial expressions, breathing, body and spatial movement, and forms of dance- motor games, movement warm-ups, mirroring, and relaxation. Play Therapy also uses the non-verbal “tools” of children such as games, sand tray play, balloons, role-playing, puppets, art, balls, dress-up, lincoln logs, building blocks, and dollhouses to help children work through behavioral and emotional issues. Sheila Gilstein utilizes a combination of both play and dance/movement therapy to help children with ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Selective Mutism, and Anxiety.  She is a Board Certified- Dance/Movement Therapist and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, allowing her to both provide treatment and supervise other dance/movement therapists and play therapists. 

Dance/Movement Therapy and Play Therapy help children:  

Express their feelings in positive ways to get their needs met.  

Work through troubled feelings to resolution.   

Improve their social skills.  

Learn how to handle conflicts with family and peers.  

Learn new strategies to communicate and solve problems.   

Reduce their anxiety.