El Grupo has concluded for 2016-2017 - please direct any referrals for psychiatric care to the EHHOP Mental Health Clinic directly.
El Grupo is a guided peer support group organized by the EHHOP Mental Health Clinic. Patients may benefit from El Grupo if they are having problems coping with aspects of their life. Participants seek out El Grupo for help with a range of psychosocial stressors whether or not they are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders or in need of individual counseling. They may choose to attend all the sessions or just those addressing topics most relevant to them.
Patients do not need to be seen individually in MH to attend El Grupo, but should undergo appropriate screening in main clinic. They may be referred just to El Grupo or for both El Grupo and an individual evaluation. El Grupo runs on seven Saturdays each semester from 12:30-2:00 PM in the second floor conference room in the CAM Building (17 E. 102nd Street). The dates and topics for spring 2017 are listed below and in this Spanish-language flier.pdf
January 21 | Mindfulness Exercises: Taking Control of Our Mind
February 4 | The Goals of Interpersonal Effectiveness: Getting What We Want
February 25 | Emotion Regulation: Ways of Describing Emotions
March 11 | Emotion Regulation: Reducing Vulnerability to Negative Emotions
March 18 | Emotion Regulation: Steps to Increasing Positive Emotions
April 8 | Emotion Regulation: Changing Our Emotions by Acting Opposite to How We Feel
April 29 | Tolerating Suffering: Radical Acceptance
May 6 | Tolerating Suffering: Improving the Present Moment
Screen the patient for:
If patient is interested in an El Grupo session meeting immediately after a Main Clinic appointment, speak in clinic with a MHC TS or supervising physician. If patient is interested in an El Grupo session at any other time, inform head TS.
MHC referrals email Template: (...) y/o (male/female) with a PMH of (....) and a PPH of (....), presenting with (...most prominent/concerning symptoms, if SI/HI specify if passive/active...) in the context of (...chronic psychosocial issues, recent events, contributory medical problems...), concerning for (...possible diagnoses, worsening of existing diagnoses, etc...). PHQ9 (or GAD7) score of (...) and approximate GAF (...) (briefly justify rationale for GAF). Mental health referral for (...evaluation, medications, counseling, etc...). Patient screen showed SI(+/-), psychosis (+/-),EtOH/drug abuse with risk of attending clinic under influence(+/-). Priority: (Urgent = next clinic day; High = within 1 month; Medium = within 2 months; Low = within 3 months).
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