Training for Group Facilitators of Panda groups for ages 7-12
The course is designed for therapists who are interested in specializing in leading emotional regulation groups in the Panda model. The course combines theory with experiential learning through exercises from the program, so that at the end of the course the participants can lead Panda groups in a variety of settings.
Duration of the program: 6 sessions of 4 hours, a total of 24 hours (academic)
The course is intended for professionals who work with children – social workers, psychologists, educational counselors, arts therapists and movement therapists, etc. who are interested in specializing in leading emotional regulation groups in the Panda model.
Sarit Schram-Yavin, Director of Metiv Kid’s clinic, expert educational psychologist
More on the Panda program:
The PANDA program caters to parents and children ages 7-12 who experience difficulties in emotion regulation, often related to a previous trauma history. Through creative play taking place over eight small group sessions the children work on mindfulness techniques, narrative intervention, and cognitive behavioral strategies. An additional three sessions for parents provide further support for the family as a whole. All sessions are led and facilitated by trained professionals in childhood mental health. Panda was developed by Prof. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk and Sarit Schram-Yavin.