R&A Groups

The power of groups is the gentle, yet profound surprise that the compassion and clear-eyed reflection that we give to others steadily starts to seep into our experience of ourselves, smashing shame and our sense of aloneness in the process.

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In our experience, there is tremendous value in hearing others' stories, struggles, and quite frankly the funny and at times insignificant seeming things that gets us all through difficult experiences. The community created in groups calls our compassion, protectiveness and righteous indignation to action in a way that is sometimes less accessible than in one on one conversations. As trust grows within a group, the dismantling of the isolation, shame and fear born in from our hardest times is gradually overcome with knowing nods, eyes that have seen and the tenderness of a knowing smile.


Adoptive Parenting Group

Adoptive Parent Group… A Group That Gets It!

Parenting with P.A.C.E. Group: How to use Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, and Empathy to promote real communication and a more rewarding parenting experience with your adopted child. So often our interactions with our children devolve into power struggles, upset (on the part of child and parent), disconnection and worse. The warm, playful moments that we imagined and hope for with our children become fewer and farther between, replaced by simmering (or not so simmering!) anger and resentment. This series will assist you to shift the well-worn dynamic of reactive parenting to a brain-based approach of responding to our children's upsets in a way that facilitates healing, connection, and a more cooperative relationship.

Group Details


   Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

location   TBD

location   Rennicke & Associates

   $75 per session


Facilitator:
Bob Bamman, LCSW  is a New York University trained licensed clinical social worker and an adoptive parent.


Adoptees Joining Together Group

Adoptees Joining Together Group

This six session series is specifically designed for adult adoptees, both international and domestic. This group will be focused on coming together around the shared experience of being adopted. Adoptees share unique layers and complexities that sometimes can only be truly understood by those who have lived it. This space is for those who would benefit from connecting to like minded people, all navigating life's ups and downs with this shared history. Offering a safe, judgement free, attachment focused and fun space this group will give the opportunity to really be seen and heard. Group facilitator is an adoptee herself, who has also really lived it!

Group Details


   September - October

location   TBD

location   Rennicke & Associates

   $75 per session


Elizabeth Studwell, Psy.D.

Facilitator:
Elizabeth Studwell, Psy.D.  is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in adoption, attachment-focused interventions, and adult health and well-being.


Shared Grief Group - Because nobody should have to grieve alone.

Shared Grief provides a space for men and women in their 20s to 40s to connect over their experience of loss of a parent, sibling, or partner.
The group runs in 10-12 session cycles, and focuses on supporting members adaptation to loss through three pillars:
Normalization and acceptance of grief-related emotions
Maintaining connection to the person who has died
Restorative processing of members individual goals and aspirations

Group Details


   October - December

location   TBD

location   Rennicke & Associates

   $75 per session


Facilitator:
Dan Wolfson Psy.D.  has been providing support to grieving children and adults for the past ten years. He has received advanced training at Columbia University's Center for Complicated Grief, is the clinical director of Experience Camps for Grieving Children, and is an advisor and contributing author to the website Modern Loss.


 

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