Understanding and Coping with Emotional Pain

This 12-week virtual group uses the evidence-based therapy approach Skills Training in Affect and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) for individuals currently experiencing distress from trauma. Taught by Cristina Chévere-Rivera, Psy.D. and Nicholas Schollars, Psy.D., this group is geared toward adults who are currently in therapy or who are transitioning out of therapy.

At the end of these 12-weeks, you will have:

  • Enhanced coping skills to navigate distress and regulate difficult emotions. 
  • The skills to make decisions based on important values instead of being emotionally driven.  
  • Healthy ways of relating across social, professional, and personal contexts. 

Through this group, you will also learn:

  • How to have increased emotional awareness. 
  • How the interconnection of body, thoughts, and behaviors can impact your life.
  • What self-compassion is and how you can use it to help yourself in challenging situations. 

This virtual group meets weekly for 12-weeks. The cost is $65/weekly session.

Even though there is already one group currently active, I encourage you to complete the online form so that we may contact you with future cycles of this program.

Sign up for this group.

References:

Cloitre, M., Cohen, L. R., Ortigo, K. M., Jackson, C., & Koenen, K. C. (2020). Treating survivors of childhood abuse and interpersonal trauma: STAIR narrative therapy. Guilford Publications. 

Jackson, C., Weiss, B. J., & Cloitre, M. (2019). STAIR group treatment for Veterans with PTSD: Efficacy and impact of gender on outcome. Military medicine, 184(1-2), e143-e147. 

MacIntosh, H. B., Cloitre, M., Kortis, K., Peck, A., & Weiss, B. J. (2018). Implementation and evaluation of the skills training in affective and interpersonal regulation (STAIR) in a community setting in the context of childhood sexual abuse. Research on Social Work Practice, 28(5), 595-602.