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SHADES-Y Adolescent Group Therapy Program

 At Growth Psychology Practice we have designed a specialised group (SHADES-Y) for adolescent  experiencing anxiety and depression based on the very popular and successful Self Help for Anxiety and Depression Education Sessions (SHADES) adult group therapy program.

SHADES-Y was developed and trialled using adolescents experiencing anxiety.

          The program is suitable for adolescents aged 13-18 years, who are experiencing and struggling with anxiety.

The group runs over 7 weeks and typically consists of between 6 and 10 participants.

SHADES-Y combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) frameworks and interventions to help young people gain increased awareness into their anxiety and develop strategies to manage it. The progress of participants is measured across the 7 weekly sessions and feedback is provided to each group member at the conclusion of the group.  Adolescents are surprised at how helpful and enjoyable they find the group. Outcome measures of anxiety and depression from SHADES-Y have shown demonstrated benefits to participants.

Your General Practitioner may be able to assist with a referral to the SHADES-Y group under a Medicare Mental Health Plan.

For further information regarding SHADES-Y please contact our friendly administration staff on (03) 5242 8637.