Teen Group Therapy for Depression & Anxiety
Begins Fall 2016

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Group Therapy for Teens: To Fight Depression & Anxiety

Beginning in the Fall of 2016

To register, please call (561) 496-1094

Group Facilitator: Edan M. Alcalay, Psy.D. The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Join Dr. Alcalay as he facilitates this interactive and unique group for teenagers who will learn various ways of developing positive coping skills to better control depression and/or anxiety. Group therapy will also focus on ways to improve self-esteem, help to support one another in a safe environment, and problem solving and communication skills, and more.

This group therapy is a six week commitment with sessions covering:

  • Session 1: Introduction to Group Therapy
  • Session 2: Self Esteem
  • Session 3: Coping Skills and Positive Thinking
  • Session 4: Overcoming Social Anxiety
  • Session 5: Communication Skills
  • Session 6: Improving Problem Solving Skills

When is the group beginning? 
Groups will begin in the Fall of 2016

Where is the workshop being held? 
The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders
4600 Linton Blvd, Suite 320, Delray Beach, FL 33445
(561) 496-1094

Who is it open to?
Teenagers

What is the cost?
$100 per group session—with a 6 week commitment.

If you have questions or are interested in attending please RSVP by contacting the staff at The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders or call (561) 496-1094.


About the Facilitator

Dr. Eden M. Alcalay specializes in treating children and adolescents suffering from problems such as: sexual abuse, physical abuse, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD. He also helps children and adolescents who are bipolar and/or suffer from psychosis. His education helps parents with parenting skills. Dr. Alcalay provides individual therapy and group therapy services.

In addition to providing traditional psychotherapy and psychological testing, Dr. Alcalay is a certified E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)therapist which is used in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This treatment method has received a high level of recommendation by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Alcalay received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in children at Carlos Albizu University (CAU) located in Miami, Florida. During his training, Dr. Alcalay conducted research on Teaching Responsible Behaviors to Adolescents, (TRBA). TRBA is designed as a prevention program to adolescents and their parents. The services of the program are focused on identifying and targeting early symptoms of aggression and depression in adolescents, providing psycho-education to parents and adolescents, promoting adolescent autonomy, self-efficacy and pro-social skills, and enhancing family life and communication. In addition to his research on TRBA, Dr. Alcalay studied the Program for Alcohol Abusing Adolescent using Combined Therapy & Exercise (PACTE).

He has developed many parenting workshops. As continuing his education, Dr. Alcalay has received advanced training from the Florida Psychoanalytic Center. Clinically, Dr. Alcalay has worked in substance abuse rehabilitation for adolescents and adults and in a Community Mental Health Clinic (CMHC) working with underprivileged populations. Subsequently, he continued at a Miami Children’s Hospital Psychiatry Department, conducting individual, group, and family psychotherapy for patients with severe childhood psychiatric problems (i.e. suicide). He received his post-doctoral training here at the Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders.

Dr. Alcalay is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT), United Way of Broward, and Florida Psychological Association (FPA). Dr. Alcalay is also a professor at Lynn University and conducts research on modern topics such as: The Anxiety Explosion, The Digital Era and its Impact on our Youth, Project Brain, and how Group Play can prevent mental disorders.

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