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  The Friend Ship

Amanda Lafferty from Solution Focused Psychology and Kallie Lavoie from inner wisdom counselling are teaming up to set sail for adventure and treasure! We are currently looking for brave sailors to come aboard the Friend Ship. We will give our brave sailors practice with their social skills on a 6 week long journey and navigate through the tricky currents of feelings and emotions, verbal and non-verbal communication, being a good sport, problem- solving and much more!

The Friend Ship is offered on a regular basis - please contact us for upcoming dates for your child.

Ages:
7 - 9 years old

Dates:
TBA

Cost:
Please call for details

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Summer Programming

Play'in Around - A Therapeutic Play Group

Ages:
5 - 10 years old

Dates:
*Will be available once again in the summer of 2012*

Location:
Kin Coulee Park

*This group is a collaboration with inner wisdom counselling*

About the Group:
This group brings together children with autism (novice players) in mutually engaging play experiences with more capable peer play partners (expert players) while guided by an adult facilitator (play guide). Play sessions are tailored to the unique interests, developmental capacities and sociocultural experiences of novice and expert players. The interventions (guided participation) provide a system of support for maximizing each child’s developmental potential and intrinsic motivation to play, socialize and form meaningful relationships with other children. Equal emphasis is placed on guiding expert players to be more accepting, responsive and inclusive of children who may present differing ways of playing, communicating and relating with others.

Referral Form

Spy Kids - Investigating and Solving the Problem of Anxiety

Ages:
6 - 9 years old

Dates:
TBA

Cost:
Please call for details

*This group is a collaboration with inner wisdom counselling*

About the Group:
Spy Kids is a creative approach to CBT and psychoeducation (teaching about mental health conditions) that is designed to help anxious children learn how to cope with their anxiety. Spy Kids starts by positively reframing anxiety problems. Anxious children may instinctively avoid their difficulties; therefore the hardest part is actually facing their fears. In Spy Kids, the child externalizes the problem and views anxiety as separate from him or her self. The child will work as an investigator looking for clues that tells them they are experiencing anxiety. A collection of “gadgets” will be taught for the child’s to use, which will help them manage their anxiety in the future.

Referral Form
 
Solution Focused Psychology Inc. is owned and operated by Amanda Lafferty B.Sc., B.Sc. OT, MACP.