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March 2017

S-CAT® CommuniGroup Spring Session in Jenkintown, PA

March 10 @ 9:30 am - April 17 @ 4:30 pm

Who: Children ages 3-7 with selective mutism, social anxiety, and/or extreme shyness. What: A 6-week group therapy program to help your child with selective mutism, social anxiety, or shyness build the social comfort and communication skills needed in school, the real world, and home. This program is based on the evidence-based Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®), developed by Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum. This group program will help your child cross the bridge to social communication and speech! Parents will also learn…

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April 2017

Medication in the Treatment of Selective Mutism & Anxiety Disorders – Webinar

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum The use of medication can be a helpful component in the treatment of Selective Mutism (SM) and other anxiety disorders. Although never meant as a cure, medication can be an effective adjunct to psychotherapy to aid in lowering anxiety, so that a child can develop long-term coping skills needed to combat anxious feelings and progress into speech.

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Brave Buddies Program One Day Session in New York, NY

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Brave Buddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages three to eight with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.” Prior to attending Brave Buddies, children participate in lead-in sessions, which introduce them to the staff they will be working with and help them practice brave talking. Brave Buddies is offered…

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Unlocking Your Child’s Brave Voice: Parent Training Workshop in Brighton, MI

April 22 - April 23

Dates: Saturday April 22 (9 am – 4 pm) and Sunday April 23 (10 am – 2 pm). Summary: Unlocking the potential of your child with Selective Mutism takes knowledge, time, and work on the part of parents. This intensive training weekend helps parents become more effective elicitors of speech and provides hands-on practice. Learn to maximize your brave practices. Contact Katelyn Reed, M.S. 734-433-5100 kreed@thrivingmindsfs.com Visit website link below to learn more or register online.

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S-CAT® CommunicCamp in Jenkintown, PA

April 28 - April 30

Who: Children 4-10 years old with Selective Mutism, Social Anxiety and/or extreme shyness. What: S-CAT® CommuniCamp is a 3-day intensive group treatment program for children with Selective Mutism. Social Anxiety and/or extreme shyness. The purpose of this camp is for children to build the social communication skills necessary for school, the real world, and at home using Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum’s evidenced-based Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®) The goal: To help the child cross the bridge to social communication and speech!…

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May 2017

Summer Vacation Series 1 of 4 – Webinar

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer Vacation Series (4 Parts) Thursday May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm EST Presented By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum Session 1: Ways to Maximize Socialization and Communication with Peers Over the Summer Session 2: Strategies for ‘Speech’ When Visiting with Relatives & Friends Session 3: Summer Camp Session 4: How to Minimize Anxiety While Traveling & Vacationing Away From Home

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Summer Vacation Series 2 of 4 – Webinar

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer Vacation Series (4 Parts) Thursday May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm EST Presented By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum Session 1: Ways to Maximize Socialization and Communication with Peers Over the Summer Session 2: Strategies for ‘Speech’ When Visiting with Relatives & Friends Session 3: Summer Camp Session 4: How to Minimize Anxiety While Traveling & Vacationing Away From Home

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June 2017

Summer Vacation Series 3 of 4 – Webinar

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer Vacation Series (4 Parts) Thursday May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm EST Presented By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum Session 1: Ways to Maximize Socialization and Communication with Peers Over the Summer Session 2: Strategies for ‘Speech’ When Visiting with Relatives & Friends Session 3: Summer Camp Session 4: How to Minimize Anxiety While Traveling & Vacationing Away From Home

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Summer Vacation Series 4 of 4 – Webinar

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer Vacation Series (4 Parts) Thursday May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm EST Presented By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum Session 1: Ways to Maximize Socialization and Communication with Peers Over the Summer Session 2: Strategies for ‘Speech’ When Visiting with Relatives & Friends Session 3: Summer Camp Session 4: How to Minimize Anxiety While Traveling & Vacationing Away From Home

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Brave Buddies Program One Day Session in New York, NY

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Brave Buddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages three to eight with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.” Prior to attending Brave Buddies, children participate in lead-in sessions, which introduce them to the staff they will be working with and help them practice brave talking. Brave Buddies is offered…

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