Adolescent Services

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an active, practical and solution-focused psychotherapy that is aims to teach teens and their family techniques to monitor and change the way that they think. By changing thinking patterns, adolescents can experience a reduction in negative feelings and change behaviors. CBT is a goal-oriented approach with an aim to be time-limited, though the length of treatment can vary.  CBT has been found to be effective for various difficulties (e.g., anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), school refusal, selective mutism, social anxiety, specific phobias). Adolescents between the ages of 13 – 17 are seen within the Adolescent-CBT clinic at the McShane Center.  In therapy, teens work with their psychologists-in-training to set an agenda for sessions and treatment plan goals, homework (e.g., practicing skills at home), and working with parents to support and promote change in the home. Client progress is monitored regularly in order to ensure that treatment is meeting the individual needs of the adolescent and their family.

Group Therapy
During this social age, adolescents often rely on peers for support. Often times, in our digital landscape, making connections can be difficult. The McShane Center offers group therapy for teens including social skills groups, dialectical behavioral therapy skills groups, screenager support groups for adolescents. Please see Open groups for more information
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy for adolescents helps teens explore and express their emotional worlds in order to help them gain control of problematic behaviors they are expressing. Often times, adolescence enjoy talk therapy, which can provide a sense of understanding oneself, ones interpersonal relationships, emotional experience and can lead to improved control over behavior as well as an improvement in the quality of overall daily living. Psychodynamic psychotherapy has been found to be an effective tool to treat anxiety, behavioral difficulties, depression, peer relational problems, school problems, and trauma. Parents are typically encouraged to participate in therapy with support and guidance offered regularly.

Global Mental Health Community Clinic (GMHCC)

Adolescence is a time of significant self-exploration and discovery. It can be a confusing and difficult time for someone who is navigating two cultures, whether as a first generation immigrant or child of immigrants. Navigating the new or contrasting  cultural milieu of the United States can result in difficulties an adolescent may have trouble coping with. The McShane Center works with both first and second generation adolescents who are experiencing difficulties, including those who may have suffered traumatic events in their home countries and require psychotherapeutic services.

Psychological Assessment/Testing

The McShane Center Offers a full range of psychological assessment services for adolescents including academic, cognitive, neuropsychological, and personality assessments.

Adult Services

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an active, practical and solution-focused psychotherapy that is aims to teach an individual, techniques to monitor and change the way that they think. By changing thinking patterns, individuals experience a reduction in negative feelings and change behaviors. CBT is a goal-oriented approach with an aim to be time-limited, though the length of treatment can vary.  CBT has been found to be effective for various difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, specific phobias). In therapy individuals work with their psychologists-in-training to set an agenda for sessions and treatment plan goals and homework (e.g., practicing skills at home) play a role in this therapy. Client progress is monitored regularly in order to ensure that treatment is meeting the individual needs of the client.

Group Therapy

As social beings, we often rely on others for support. The McShane Center offers group therapy for adults including dialectical behavioral therapy skills groups, parenting groups, and support groups. Please see Open groups for more information.

Global Mental Health Community Clinic (GMHCC)

The McShane Center prides itself in its work with a diverse population. It can be difficult navigating two cultures, whether as a first or segond generation in this country. Navigating the new or contrasting cultural milieu of the United States can prove difficult at times. The McShane Center works with both first and second generation immigrants, including those who may have suffered traumatic events in their home countries and require psychotherapeutic services.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy for adults helps indivdiuals explore and express their emotional worlds in order to help them gain insight and attain more control of various difficulties and improve overall satisfaction and daily living skills. Psychodynamic therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders and somatic disorders.

Child Services

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an active, practical and solution-focused psychotherapy that is aims to teach both children and their family techniques to monitor and change the way that they think. By changing thinking patterns, children can experience a reduction in negative feelings and change behaviors. CBT is a goal-oriented approach with an aim to be time-limited in nature, though the length of treatment can vary.  CBT has been found to be effective for various difficulties (e.g., anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), school refusal, selective mutism, social anxiety, specific phobias). Children between the ages of 7 -12 are seen within the Child-CBT clinic at the McShane Center.  In therapy, children work with their psychologists-in-training in a developmentally appropriate manner, often playing games and practicing skills through play. Additionally, kids and parents engage in homework and are required to practice skills at home to further support and promote change outside of the therapeutic setting. Client progress is monitored regularly in order to ensure that treatment is meeting the individual needs of the adolescent and their family.

Play Therapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy for children between 2 and 12 often involves developmentally appropriate play to encourage children to explore and express their emotional experience to help them resolve conflicts and encourage them to gain control over behaviors that are seen as challenging. This therapeutic approach can be effective when working with children who struggle with anxiety, depression, family difficulties, peer difficulties, school problems, and trauma. Parents are encouraged to participate and engage in services to support their children’s therapeutic gains.

Group Therapy

Children as social beings tend to gravitate to one another. Often times, in our digital landscape, making connections can be difficult. The McShane Center offers group therapy for children including skills groups and Parent-Infant/toddler groups. Please see Open groups for more information.

Global Mental Health Community Clinic (GMHCC)

Childhood can be confusing and it can prove to be even more challenging when simultaneously adapting to a new culture or one that is different from ones parents’.  The McShane Center works with both first and second generation children having difficulty adjusting,  including children who may have suffered traumatic events in their home countries and require psychotherapeutic services.

Psychological Assessment/Testing

The McShane Center Offers a full range of psychological assessment services for children including academic, cognitive, neuropsychological, and personality assessments.

Couples/Parent-Infant/Family Services

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Couples Therapy

The couples therapy that is offered by psychologists-in-training at the McShane Center aims increase the couples understanding of the patterns of interaction that have become challenging within their relationship. It helps couples explore these dynamics, understand them and change them with the aim of helping individuals change their thoughts, feelings and response to their partner and thereby altering ineffective or destructive behaviors and changing them into positive ones that can enhance the relationship.

Parent-Infant Therapy

Parent-Infant psychotherapy is an evidence-based treatment for parent-infant dyads that have young children who are demonstrating attachment disorders and other behavioral difficulties.  In this therapeutic approach, the psychologist-in-training works closely with the parent as a guide to maximize the parent’s attunement to the child’s emotional state by building a creative, accepting and playful environment.

Family Therapy

The family therapy that is offered a the McShane Center aims to support wide ranging difficulties which can include adapting to new familial situations such as remarriage, communication difficulties, coping with divorce or separation, parenting difficulties or concerns (including child/adolescent behavior problems).

Parent-Infant/Toddler Group
The Parent-Infant/Toddler Research Nursery serves as an interface of Doctoral Program training and service to community families. Essentially run as a parent-infant/toddler playgroup that is limited in size, it meets once per week for 90 minutes. This experience is fun and enjoyable. This setting conforms to a model of “primary prevention,” in which close observation of early growth in the context of parent-child interaction, serves efforts to support, facilitate, and promote healthy social and emotional development. With consent, parents allow us to learn from our observations, and doctoral students learn about developmental processes. Families join when children are as young as two months of age, often attending for two years.

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