2nd Tuesdays of the month
12pm-1pm Eastern time
Dec. 10, 2019
Jan. 14, 2020
Feb. 11, 2020
Mar. 10,. 2020
Apr. 14, 2020
May 12, 2020

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Chelsea Gold
Administrative Coordinator 

Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC 
212-658-0110 ex. 122 

Internet Skills Group for
Parents of Children with Selective Mutism

Effective anxiety treatment involves living an exposure lifestyle in which you - the parent - play a key role facilitating "brave talking" exposures in your child’s daily life. We know from experience that you can feel alone in this hard work, unsure in your new role, and in need of connection with other parents going through similar experiences. This skills training group will explore questions such as:
  • How can I best support my child's ambivalence in anxious situations?
  • When am I accommodating versus enabling their anxious, avoidant behaviors?
  • When are they ready to take the next step or face the next new challenge?
Facilitated by a clinician specializing in selective mutism, these booster sessions will offer a space for Kurtz Psychology parents to connect and share experiences with each other. There will be themed topics each month whereby parents can consult with a licensed clinician regarding ways to best support their child based on their current goals. The group will provide support and suggest skills to use to help your child. Overcoming SM is not easy but is doable!

Upcoming Dates and Topics:

  • December 10th: Handling the Holidays
  • January 14th: Collaborating with Schools
  • February 11th: Optimizing Interactions with Peers
  • March 10th: Facilitating Exposures in the Community
  • April 14th: Targeting Higher Level Goals (manners, spontaneous speech, asking for help)
  • May 12: Preparing for the Summer
Each session takes place online in a secure video call format from 12pm to 1pm EST.
Caroline Harvey, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and parents utilizing evidence-based approaches. She specializes in treating youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), as well as children suffering from anxiety disorders, including a subspecialty in selective mutism (SM). Dr. Harvey is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), parent management training (PMT), and other cognitive behavioral approaches. She has a passion for empowering parents to appropriately manage their children’s challenging behaviors while also improving the parent-child relationship. She is committed to collaborating with teachers and other providers, such as psychiatrists, to best support children across all settings.

Dr. Harvey is a Co-Director of Mighty Mouth Kids Camp, Kurtz Psychology’s semi-annual intensive selective mutism camp for children 3 thru 9 years of age. She also runs short- and long-term selective mutism groups at Kurtz Psychology for young children and adolescents with selective mutism. She is certified in PCIT-SM, coaching parents throughout the year in highly specific skills to target brave talking and living an exposure based lifestyle.

Dr. Harvey obtained her BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her PsyD in Clinical-School Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. She received pre-doctoral training at the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute as well as at Children and Youth Services at South Beach Psychiatric Center. Dr. Harvey then completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at The Help Group in Los Angeles, California where she provided individual, group, and family therapy and administered comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessment batteries to children and adolescents in school and outpatient settings. She did her postdoctoral fellowship at Therapy West and Academics West in New York City where she provided individual, group, and family therapy, and trained, consulted, and coached teachers in vivo in the use of effective behavior management strategies with students.

These parent group sessions will take place via our secure online video-conferencing platform. You will receive a link when you register.

Sessions are $50 per family. Registration is open only to families who have previously received some of their treatment or training for selective mutism through Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC or Mighty Mouth Kids Camp. Registration is capped at 10 families per session.