The ADHD Foundation Australia Team are delighted to be embarking on providing availability of these valuable ADHD Group Therapy Programs in locations across Australia. Currently, we are offering a face-to-face program in Perth, Western Australia. We are working hard to offer this range of educational programs through delivery methods and face-to-face in other areas of Australia and will update our information in due course. If you want to register your interest, please click on this link developed here in Australia by a registered psychologist and general practitioner, Dr. Madalena Bennett. As interest grows in different areas, we will be in touch. Register your expression of interest, and we will be in touch in the near future.
|A Combined Parent-Child (CPC) Program for children (ages 7-10)
|A Program for Tweens with ADHD (ages 11-13)
|A Program for Teens with ADHD (ages 14-17)
|A Program for Young Adults with ADHD (ages 18-35)
|A Program for Parents of Children with ADHD (all ages)
|Therapist Training for therapists who want to deliver a manualised treatment for the ADHD population.
The ADHD Foundation will offer these courses as part of its commitment to providing evidence-based care over the past five years. The ADHD Foundation Education team is delighted to deliver these valuable group therapy programs that Grace Da Camara and Safe Zone Counselling developed. ADHD Group Programs offers the following OnTrac group programs:
While no studies have directly compared group to individual CPC interventions, specific therapeutic benefits are associated with group therapy in general. Researchers suggest that positive peer support among group members can increase families’ engagement with the program, attendance, and the shaping of parent behaviours (Borrego, Urquiza, Rasmussen, Zebell, 1999; Webster-Stratton & Hammond, 1997).
In fact, 92% of parent participants in a study examining CPC therapy indicated that the group helped them feel less alone. Group treatment provides parents with opportunities for socialisation, feedback regarding socially appropriate behaviour, and role-playing of desired peer and parent-child interactions.
Groups also provide opportunities for peer modelling, reinforcement and leadership (Flannery-Schroeder & Kendall, 2000). Group interventions can also help to ensure that more families will have access to specialised group interventions and may be particularly useful in rural areas where mental health services are generally not in abundance.