Group Therapy

Many people attending group therapies at Insights have already attended for individual therapies or assessments, and they have opted to extend their own support and growth by accessing therapy within a small group. All groups are led by at least one Insights therapist that has extensive experience and expertise with the type of group that they are leading. Some groups are held at our clinic in JLT, others can be accessed online. If you would like to attend a group but the details listed below don’t suit, please get in touch and we can hold your details for upcoming and similar opportunities. If you are new to Insights, or therapeutic intervention in general, and you are interested in joining, you can express interest through the link below and request a call back to seek some feedback regarding suitability.



It’s time to get practical! Using Social Thinking’s Social Competency Model, learn to guide individuals to better socially attend, interpret, problem solve and respond to social information. relationships.

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Upcoming therapy sessions

02th of January 2023
Handwriting Group

A small group intervention to help children between 7 and 9 years old become more confident and enthusiastic in handwriting. Aims: - To assess underlying reasons behind handwriting difficulties- looking at posture, pencil grip, hand strength, coordination, fine motor skills and visual perception. - Removing barriers and helping children get their ideas down on paper legibly. - Improving quality and speed of handwriting through fund and engaging activities.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Children between 7 and 9 years old

Location:
Insights Psychology DMCC
Duration:
7 weeks starting January 2022
Timings:
TBC
Fee:
AED1750 for 7 sessions
03th of January 2023
Confident Communicators: Building friendships from a neuro-affirmative lens

This is a safe space for autistic children aged 7 to 10, to explore autism in a creative and celebratory way. Participants will learn about Autism from a neuro-affirmative lens, which will allow them to develop positive understanding of themselves and their characteristics. They will be encouraged to learn about communication and to find their own preferred communication skills, in order to facilitate better communication for building connections with family and peers. Self-advocacy is encouraged and children will be invited to share strategies with others that have worked positively for them. Alongside this children's support group, parents will be invited to attend a parent support group at our offices, running at the same time. This is an opportunity for parents to share their experiences, ideas and parenting strategies that have been successful for them in the past. Cost of the parent support group is included in the overall cost. This group support programme is a closed group that is ongoing for 8 weeks, in-person, at Insights Clinic. It is not a drop-in group, participants should be committed to attending for the eight sessions. Given the practical nature of the group sessions, online participants cannot be accommodated for this particular age group.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Autistic children aged 7-10. This is a neuro-affirmative group where autism is celebrated. Children should know they are autistic before they join the group sessions.

Location:
301 Dome Tower, Cluster N, JLT.
Duration:
75 minute sessions in-person; 8 week programme
Timings:
4.30pm to 5.45pm Tuesday
Fee:
2500AED (total cost for 8 weeks, including cost of adjacent parent support group).
05th of January 2023
Exploring my identity: A support group for autistic adults

A safe space for autistic adults to meet like-minded people and share their life experiences. Facilitators will provide an opportunity for participants to deconstruct ableist views and negative stigmatised approaches to thinking around Autism. This is a neuro-affirmative group, that will enable participants to develop a more positive view of their own differences or disabilities. Participants may enjoy developing ideas and strategies for their own self advocacy, to meet their own needs in relationships, training and in the workplace. This group also aims to provide a community for adults to support and learn from one another, whilst gaining new insights on how to navigate challenges and life experiences as neurodivergent adults. Participants may take this opportunity to build connections and friendships with like minded people, that could support them on their onward journey. This group support programme is a closed group that is ongoing for 8 weeks in-person at Insights Clinic. It is not a drop-in group, participants should be committed to attending for the eight sessions. Given Covid-19 restrictions, efforts can be made to accommodate participants joining the group online when necessary. Interested participants can request to be contacted by the group facilitators for a brief screening in a format that meets their needs.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Adults that have been formally diagnosed or self-identify as autistic. This group is best suited to autistic adults aged 30+.

Location:
301 Dome Tower, Cluster N, JLT. Given Covid-19 restrictions, efforts can be made to accommodate participants joining the group online when necessary.
Duration:
75 minute sessions in-person; 8 week programme
Timings:
5pm - 6.15pm Thursdays
Fee:
2000 AED (total price for 8 weeks)