Emotion Regulation Group for Children

**The photos of the children on this site are used for illustrative purposes only, and all persons depicted are models.

This group intervention is for children aged 7 to 10 who have difficulty appropriately expressing and managing their emotions. Children who experience frequent sadness, worry, anxiety, irritability or guilt would benefit from this group. Children will learn about emotions and how to effectively manage emotions and in their day-to-day lives.

  • The next group will begin in April, 2018.
  • The cost is $10/session.
  • For more information, please call 404-413-6229.
Children will learn strategies for effectively expressing and controlling emotions. They will learn how to apply the strategies to emotional situations they experience in their day-to-day lives. They will learn the strategies by participating in games, activities, and experiments during the group sessions. They will also practice the strategies through home activities.
Yes. Researchers have found the intervention is effective for reducing the frequency of strong emotions in a majority of children who complete the intervention.
The intervention will be approximately 12 weekly sessions.
Advanced graduate students in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Georgia State University will lead the group. They will be supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist.
Yes. It is important that children and their parents attend sessions regularly. The content of each session builds on the content of the previous sessions.
Yes. Parents play a crucial role in helping children master the skills and apply them to everyday situations. A parent group will meet at the same time as the child group. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions about the content of the children’s group, learn the same skills the children are learning, and discuss how to help children use the skills at home.
This intervention will not be particularly helpful for addressing learning problems, rule-breaking behavior, inattention, hyperactivity, or autism-spectrum behaviors.
Each child group session will cost $10. There is no additional cost for parent group sessions.

For more information, please call the GSU Psychology Clinic at 404-413-6229.