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Strive and Thrive: Executive Functioning Group for College Readiness (Summer 2024)

Thursday August 1 - Friday August 2, 2024

9:30am - 3:30pm

  Intake | 914-385-1150, option 1 | intake@cbc-psychology.com

Strive and Thrive

Executive Functioning Program Designed for College Readiness

Strive and Thrive is a two day program for students entering college this upcoming academic year, or for currently enrolled college students who want to work on executive functioning skills. This two-day intensive program teaches current and incoming college students executive functioning and “college readiness” skills to equip them for the academic and social rigors of college. Students will learn skills in organization and planning, academics, socializing and college life, and CBT strategies for social-emotional success.

Program Format:

This two day program will take place in person in White Plains, New York on Thursday, August 1 & Friday, August 2 from 9:30am - 3:30pm. Options to join the group virtually are also available.

Some specific strategies targeted in the program include:

  • How to block out your schedule to manage academic demands

  • Overcome procrastination strategies

  • Study strategies to manage large content exams

  • Writing Strategies for college level papers

  • Note taking strategies

  • Reading and reading comprehension strategies to manage large volume of reading demands required in college

  • Utilize school resources such as office hours, writing center, the library, tutoring, etc

  • Importance of sleep, healthy eating, and exercise

  • Navigate interpersonal stressors such as roomate challenges or concerns about asking for support, going to office hours, etc

  • CBT strategies for test and scholastic anxiety

About Executive Functioning Supports:

Executive functioning skills are essential self-regulation skills that help individuals accomplish daily tasks. We use these skills to set goals, and plan ways to accomplish our goals, navigate and assess our progress along the path to complete goals, regulate our emotions, and adjust our plan, if necessary. These skills are the bridge between an individual’s potential and what they are able to achieve. Variability in these skills have the capacity to interfere with a student’s capacity to demonstrate the extent of their knowledge and intellect to others. Because these skills play a crucial role in most aspects of life, weaknesses in executive functioning skills can impact an individual’s ability to achieve and to reach their true potential across all aspects of their live

Additional support:
Students looking for additional 1:1 support beyond the program have the option to sign up for one-on-one virtual executive functioning coaching throughout the fall 2024 and spring 2025 academic semesters. This support will include weekly meetings with one of our clinicians who will coach students to Implement evidence-based executive functioning skills in real time with academic assignments and assessments.