Overcoming Self-Injury: A Group for Teens

  • Presented By:
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Heather Hall, LCSWA & Katie Overcash, LCSW
  • Topic Area: Specific issues and Disorders, Individual Growth and Development, Group Counseling, Support Groups, Youth & Young Adult

  • Start Date: 06/18/2013
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Daily Schedule: 6:30PM - 7:30AM
  • Recurring: Bi-weekly on Tuesdays beginning June 18th!
  • Registration Deadline:

  • Location: 310 East Blvd, Suite 9 Charlotte, NC, North Carolina, 28203
  • Fee Info: Cost is $10 per session with some scholarships available. If you are interested in making a donation towards the scholarship fund for this group, please click the "donate" button below. Group attendees may pay at time of session with cash or check. Attendees may also pre-pay with a credit card using PayPal, but a minimum pre-payment for 3 sessions is required.
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  • Contact Information: To sign up please fill out the form at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dDZWOG5YbVJJdGpRNFRwVHNOb3d6OVE6MA You may also contact Heather or Katie using the information listed below. Katie Overcash, LCSW (704) 981-1898 Katie@KatieOvercash.com Heather Hall, LCSWA (704) 323-6175 Heather.HallLCSWA@gmail.com

Overcoming Self-Injury: 

A Therapeutic Group for Adolescent Girls (12 -17)

Location:  310 East Blvd, Suite 9, Charlotte, NC 28203

Time:  Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Dates: June 18th — July 2nd — July 16th — August 6th — August 20th (More to be Scheduled)

Price:  $10/session

About the Group:

Teenagers that struggle with self-injurious behaviors tend to feel isolated and disconnected from peers.  Research has found that teens struggling with such behaviors tend to turn to social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, etc. to connect with others.  This can be detrimental to the adolescent, as many social media outlets remain unmonitored and may include material that could hinder, rather than help, the teen.

This group was created to bring teenage females struggling with self-injury together in a structured, therapeutic environment to allow them the opportunity to connect with others in a supportive space, receive psychoeducation on their condition, and learn healthy ways of dealing with stressors in their life in a monitored setting.

The group will be facilitated by Heather Hall, LCSWA and Katie Overcash, LCSW.  Group sessions will occur on a bi-weekly basis on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM starting June 18th.  The group will have an open format, meaning that attendees are welcome to come and go to bi-weekly sessions as they please.

Requirements:

Prior to attending the group for the first session, each attendee’s guardian MUST make verbal contact with one of the therapists, as some required paperwork will need to be filled out in advance.  Heather and Katie welcome parents to contact them with any questions or concerns they might have.

All attendees are required to have an outside therapist in place in order to attend the group.  This allows therapists and parents to know that group members are being supported both inside and outside of the group setting.

Cost & Payment:

Cost is $10 per session with some scholarships available.  If you are interested in making a donation towards the scholarship fund for this group, please click the "donate" button below. Group attendees may pay at time of session with cash or check.  Attendees may also pre-pay with a credit card using PayPal, but a minimum pre-payment for 3 sessions is required.

Important to Note:

It is important to note that the therapists cannot guarantee that self-injurious behaviors will be completely eliminated; however, every effort will be taken to work with group members to explore and develop healthy coping skills.  It is also important to note that therapists will be requesting for group members not to make outside contact with one another while participating in the group, unless a previous connection has been established between members beforehand.  The intent of this rule is to assure that all connections made between members are occurring in a monitored therapeutic environment.