Social Skills Groups

Social skills groups at the Child Mind Institute are designed to help children in grades one through three develop social, problem solving, and school readiness skills using an evidence-based intervention called the Incredible Years.

Our social skills groups help children who:

  • have trouble staying focused in school
  • don’t follow directions at home
  • have trouble thinking before acting
  • complain about not having friends or have trouble making friends
  • don’t respond well to social cues
  • experience difficulty with tolerating frustration and being flexible when things don’t go their way

Our social skills groups help children build school readiness skills and problem solving skills as well as coping skills for anger and emotion regulation. Children also learn strategies to stay focused, follow directions and make new friends through games, role-plays, arts and crafts, and other fun activities.

Parent groups are run concurrent with children’s groups. Parents are taught how to reinforce the skills their children are learning at home and to build their own positive behavior management skills.

When

To be announced. Please take a look at our event calendar for other upcoming events.

Where

Child Mind Institute, 445 Park Avenue at 56th Street, New York, NY 10022

Eligibility

Children in grades one through three who present with social skills deficits or have been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD or anxiety or mood disorders.

To determine eligibility and fit, we require a diagnostic evaluation for any child who is not a current patient of the Child Mind Institute. Cost for the evaluation is based on the rate of the clinician assigned.

Fees

The fall program costs $2,500. Full payment is due upon registration.

Cancellation Policy

If a participant cannot attend a multi-day program after registering for it, a refund of the program cost minus a $300 non-refundable deposit will be given provided the cancellation is made 30 days prior to the start date of the program. If less than 30 days notice is provided, we will not be able to extend a refund.

How To Enroll

Please contact Jessica Prizer at jessica.prizer@childmind.org or call (646) 625-4259 for more information.

Our Team

David Anderson, PhD
David Anderson, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Senior Director, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center, Director of Programs

Child Mind Institute

Kristin Carothers, PhD
Kristin J. Carothers, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Michelle S. Kaplan, LCSW
Michelle S. Kaplan, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Matthew H. Rouse, PhD, MSW
Matthew H. Rouse, PhD, MSW

Clinical Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA
Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA

Clinical Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute