The Clinical Support Group, which is offered weekly as part of the EmpowereD Girls Collective, uses a combination of evidence-based intervention models; to both treat the early shame experience & teach core skills for living an empowered life with the disability of Dyslexia.
As the Clinical Curriculum is developed it will be made available for other Social Workers/Therapists/Clinicians to access, if they should feel called to build their own collective. This curriculum will be provided free of charge.
The information is designed to be shared through-out our community and contribute to reducing the stigma experienced by children & families living with Specific Learning Disabilities. Online & Local Support Groups for Families of Dyslexic Children often contain parents, loved-ones, extended family & care-givers who are Licensed Mental Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Advocates, Case Managers, Lawyers, Home-schooling Moms & Dads [and grandparents, too!] Community Organizers, Tutors & a diverse variety of other professionals who, together, have the capacity to create their own collectives - addressing at a grass-roots level the significant lack of services for children with Specific Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia.
EmpowereD Girls Collective's Evidence-Based Intervention –
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT] – Skill Development Includes: Automatic-Thought Reframing, Checking for Evidence, Understanding Cognitive Distortions, Identifying Limiting Beliefs
Schema Therapy – Identifying Early Maladaptive Schemas [Young, 2003]
Dialectical Behavior Therapy [DBT] – Skill Development Includes: F.A.S.T Acronym, Radical Acceptance Practice
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR]
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy [ACT]
Coping Cat Curriculum [CBT]
Core Skills taught by the EmpowereD Girls Collective –
Emotion Identification, Somatic Experiencing
Self-acceptance & Self-confidence
Passion Exploration & Development
Mindfulness Techniques, Basic Meditation Practices
Coping Skills for Anxiety & Stress
Recognizing Negative Thought Patterns & Reframing
Navigating Assistive Technology