Social Skills Groups


Our Social Skills Camps and groups are here! Our camps are designed to help your child grow in assertiveness, confidence, responsibility and empathy. Our therapists will help each child work through specific skills that needed in order to build good communication and healthy relationships.

Here is a summary of all of our upcoming groups and camps. Scroll down this page for more details and registration information.


SUMMER CAMPS
Ages 3.5-4 – August 8-12
Ages 5-6 – June 6-10
Ages 5-6 – June 20-24
Ages 7-8 – July 25-29
Ages 8-9 – August 1-5


3.5-4 Year-Old Social Skills Camp
Led by Wen Wang
August 8-12
9am-12pm
***The camp is full but you can fill out the registration form to join the waiting list***
Cost is $500, due at registration
This group is designed to help your child grow in assertiveness, confidence, responsibility and empathy. Our therapists will help each child work through specific skills that they need in order to build and develop communication and healthy relationships.

5-6 Year-Old Social Skills Camp
Led by Antonia Calabrese
June 6-10
9am-12pm
Limited to 6 kids
***The camp is full but you can fill out the registration form to join the waiting list***
Cost is $500, due at registration
We will cover everything to help your child with social skills and their transition to life at elementary school. Participation, attention skills, prosocial peer skills, problem solving and assertiveness, listening, patience, taking turns, emotion identification, kindness and empathy.

5-6 Year-Old Social Skills Camp
Led by Michelle Collins
June – 20-24
9am-12pm
Limited to 6 kids
Cost is $500, due at registration
We will cover everything to help your child with social skills and their transition to life at elementary school. Participation, attention skills, prosocial peer skills, problem solving and assertiveness, listening, patience, taking turns, emotion identification, kindness and empathy.

7-8 Year-Old Social Skills Camp
Led by Michelle Collins
July 25-29
9am-12pm
Limited to 6 children
***The camp is full but you can fill out the registration form to join the waiting list***
Cost is $500, due at registration
Michelle will help each child work through specific skills that they need in order to build and develop communication and healthy relationships. This group will cover the following skills:

Feelings Identification
Empathy
Relaxation/Mindfulness in Group Settings
Sharing/Taking Turns in play and conversations
Impulse Control
Filtering thoughts and actions
Anger Management

8-9 Year-Old Social Skills Camp
Led by McCayla Fleming
August 1-5
9am-12pm
Limited to 6 kids
Cost is $500, due at registration
We will cover everything to help your child with social skills in this unique stage of life as they move toward building deeper friendships. Participation, attention skills, prosocial peer skills, problem solving and assertiveness, listening, patience, taking turns, emotion identification, kindness and empathy.

Parent Group – Child-Parent Relationship Therapy
A group for parents of 2-8 year-olds
Facilitated by Wen Wang and Antonia Calabrese
Mondays, 11:30am-1pm
Starts March 28
9 group sessions
Max 8 participants
Cost is $600 for 9 sessions, due at registration
Group is for parents only and no childcare is provided
Child Parent Relationship Therapy Group is a psychoeducation group for parents who would like to gain skills needed to help your child develop confidence and self-regulation skills. Through play therapy-based interactions, you will learn to connect, set limits, and communicate more effectively with your child as you work to understand your child’s emotional needs.

About Social Skills Groups

Has your child been identified by daycare workers or teachers as lacking social skills? Does your child tend to play by themselves or struggle to initiate play with others? Is there trouble taking turns or sharing with siblings or other peers?

Childhood developmental stages are a key time to work through understanding and using social skills to build their own relationships.

In these social skills groups, our goal is both educate on social skills, help each child practice these skills during group and allow a child to experience what healthy relationship building looks like.

MCFT now uses the Social Express Curriculum! Social Express uses research-based lessons allow users to interactively work through real-life situations. Our unique animated programs help drive learning and success in and out of the classroom.

Six Essential Social Skills

  • feelings identification
  • empathy
  • relaxation/mindfulness
  • listening skills
  • sharing/ taking turns
  • impulse control

For more on what is normal developmentally, check out this social/ emotional developmental milestones chart .

Refund Policy

There will be a $100 non-refundable registration fee included in the camp registration fee.
Your group payment (minus the $100 registration fee) is available until one week before the group starts.
There will be NO REFUNDS within one week of the group starting.

Does your preteen struggle to join groups or initiate conversations with others? Do you find that your preteen can talk without recognizing if others are interested in what they are saying? Does your preteen struggle to filter their thoughts to what is appropriate in different settings?

Our preteen social skills groups strives to teach preteens practical social skills through interactions, insightful discussions, games and activities.

The social skills we tend to focus on for preteens include but are not limited to:

  • joining conversations
  • introducing yourself
  • taking turns in conversations
  • filtering thoughts/ actions
  • boundaries with others
  • conflict management
  • assertiveness training.

For more on what normal social/emotional development looks like in preteens, check out this milestones chart.

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