Alberta Health Services Group


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Children, Youth & Families Addiction & Mental Health – Edmonton Zone

Child and Family Psychiatry Unit, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

Emotional Regulation Skills Group for Teens and Parents/Caregivers

January 10, 2016 to June 27, 2017

Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm



Glenrose has been running an Emotional Regulation Group for the past several years. The last two years we have increased parent involvement and skill development. This year we are partnering with parents to enhance teen skill development using evidence based multifamily group format. Partnering with parents extends skill application beyond the group setting. Parents as partners strengthen opportunity for practice through daily coaching and mastery of skills.

This program follows a dialectical behavioral therapy model and will focus on core skill development in: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Walking the Middle Path, Emotion Regulation Skills and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills using a strength-based approach.

This group is intended for adolescents who are experiencing difficulty in regulating emotions resulting in maladaptive coping which includes self harming behavior.


Please note former wait-listed referrals will need to be resubmitted due to program changes in order to facilitate effective client-group matching. When considering who is appropriate for this group: parent and adolescent weekly involvement is required.


  • Gender inclusive
  • 13-17 years of age who are: in the contemplative stage, group appropriate, and demonstrate sufficient insight.
  • Has a primary therapist and attends regular individual therapy sessions.


  • Able to attend weekly group sessions with their adolescent.
  • Commit to reinforcing skills and practice outside of group.
  • A $20.00 one-time fee will be collected to cover the cost of snacks.

Please complete the attached referral package and fax to Glenrose Administration attention: Tetyana Kostenko. Fax number 780-735-6067.

Any questions regarding group please contact Laura Heal at 780-735-6153