The Executive Functioning Skills Group For High School Students is designed to help students who struggle with managing their time, beginning tasks, completing assignments, procrastinating, creating a schedule, and organizing their materials and who would like to improve these skills. The is group takes place in our White Plains office.
Executive functioning support at CBC takes place within several contexts, including individual sessions, groups, and workshops for parents. Individual treatment focuses on planning, time management, starting and completing tasks, breaking tasks into steps, creating a schedule, and organization. Specific goals are tailored to the needs of the individual and may pertain to academics, work, or managing a household. As part of individual treatment, the therapist is able to identify and address cognitions and emotions that may be hindering productivity. Therapists also work with patients to identify what motivates them and collaborate with parents and families so that they may enable the patient to achieve his/her goals.
Aside from individual treatment, we also offer executive functioning groups for high school students and young adults. Groups run for eight weeks and cover organization, planning, and task management skills. These weekly programs teach new skills and also facilitate skills practice in between sessions, to ensure generalization to the outside environment, while providing the support of other students who struggle with similar issues. Participants will be encouraged to discuss assignments and tasks they are currently struggling to complete, such as preparing for the SAT/ACT, studying for exams, breaking down projects, and balancing extracurricular activities with academics. They will learn new skills while completing their own assignments. The high school group includes sessions focused on supporting parents to help build these skills in their teens, while the young adult group also covers topics related to independent living.
Lastly, CBC offers executive functioning workshops for parents, schools, and community organizations. Workshops focus on giving parents and teachers the tools necessary to support their students and children’s development of these life skills.
Please contact our Director of Intake Services at 212-595-9559 (ext.5) or 914-385-1150 (ext.1), or fill out the form above, with any questions regarding eligibility, for further information, or to make a referral. If you are a current patient at CBC, please speak to your individual therapist to see how this group may be of added benefit to you.