Coping / Skill Training

Coping and Skill training involves the mastery of specific skills that are essential for coping in the world today.

People aren’t born knowing how to communicate effectively or handle the challenges of crises or interpersonal stress. Dr. Lemare-Calaba offers individual, family and group instruction on a variety of topics. Learning occurs through a combination of modalities including discussion, examples, videos, demonstration and role play.

Topics for Adults

  • Communication skills (active listening, mirroring, working together)
  • Assertiveness
  • Boundary Setting
  • Anger Management
  • Handling high conflict individuals
  • Parenting and Coparenting
  • Stress Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Codependency
  • Caregiving
  • Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in your loved one
  • Confronting a boss or co-worker
  • Leading vs. Following
  • Handling dangerous relationships
  • Getting off the trauma triangle: Victim/Rescuer/Perpetrator
  • Social media, privacy and internet risks

Topics for Adolescents

  • Healthy communication vs. opposition or rebellion
  • Assertiveness & boundaries
  • Anger & stress management
  • Sexual issues
  • Drug issues
  • Bullying
  • How to confront a friend
  • When to tell on a friend
  • How to extricate yourself from dangerous peer groups
  • How to recognize a dysfunctional relationship
  • Privacy and internet risks
  • Social media and computer interface