Texas Child Study Center – Mental Health Services

Patient/Family Support Services

Mental Health Facts

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Support Groups/Workshops

What is Positive Parenting?
Positive Parenting is an eight-week program in which parents meet in a group setting to learn, discuss and practice effective ways to manage children struggling with attention difficulties and associated behavioral problems. Each week, parents meet in an engaging atmosphere with other parents experiencing similar challenges, with the coaching and support of a trained professional.

Who will benefit from Positive Parenting?
Positive Parenting is a useful program for parents of children between the ages of 5 and 10 who show signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and associated defiance and/or aggression. If your child is showing signs of ADHD and often argues, disobeys or refuses to do what you ask, this group is for you.

Over the course of the program, parents will learn and refine techniques for managing behavior using positive reinforcement and effective use of punishment.

What is the Time Commitment?
The program requires an individual intake appointment (one hour) prior to enrollment. Group meetings are 1.5 hours and run for eight weeks. Please call for details, including specific dates.

What does it cost?
The cost of the program is $100 for the initial intake appointment and $70 for each group session. We currently accept Seton Health Plan and Seton CHIP. Other insurance companies may reimburse for a portion of the program, but we cannot bill them directly. Please contact us for more information.

Who leads the group?
Positive Parenting will be led by Jane Gray, Ph.D., a psychologist at the Texas Child Study Center. Dr. Gray received her doctorate in School Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and postdoctoral training from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gray specializes in cognitive behavioral approaches to problems in children.

If you are interested in participating in Positive Parenting, please call the Texas Child Study Center at 512-324-3315.