Group Therapy- Dean - WI

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Group therapy is often as effective as or more effective than individual therapy for many mental health concerns.

The following group offerings are available through Dean Medical Group.

  • Please refer to the group descriptions below for more information. Please note that group offerings, availability and location will vary.
  • You can view the Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to other questions you may have.

Anger Management Group (West)

Anger Management Group (West) The Anger Management Group is a weekly, 8-session group for individuals who show difficulties in handling life’s frustrations and are prone to experiencing irritability and anger. Anger may be seen in the form of overt demonstrations of anger (e.g., yelling, punching walls) or may be less obvious or “bottled up.” Such concerns can be adversely affecting work, marital/relationship, and family life.

Goals for the group include gaining awareness of the triggers for an individual’s anger, re-interpreting situations and shifting thoughts that may set off or exacerbate frustration, calming physiological signs of stress, and improving conflict resolution and interpersonal communication skills. Members will leave group with an improved template upon which to cope with stressful situations in the future.

Group Therapist: Paul Greblo, Ph.D.
Location: Dean Medical Group - N. High Point Rd, Madison
752 N. High Point Road, Madison, WI
Meeting Times: Mondays, 5:00 – 6:15 pm
Number of Sessions: 8
Group Size Range: 5-12
Billing Code: 90853
Next Steps: Anyone interested in joining this group must first become an established patient with our Psychiatry department.
  • If you already are an active Psychiatry patient, discuss your interest with your provider, who will help you enroll.
  • If you are not an active Psychiatry patient, and think you could benefit from this group, please call 608-252-8226 to schedule a new patient evaluation.
  • If you have further questions, please refer to the group description above or the Frequently Asked Questions.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety Group

The CBT for Anxiety Group is a weekly, 8-session group for individuals who have difficulty with excessive worry, panic symptoms and/or anxiety in social situations. The goal of the group is to empower individuals by teaching them new skills for coping with various physical, emotional and behavioral symptoms of anxiety. In addition to physical relaxation techniques, group members are introduced to strategies for identifying and challenging certain types of thoughts or perceptions that can contribute to anxiety.

Group Therapist: Emily Hauck, Ph.D.
Location: Dean Medical Group - Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison
1313 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison, WI
Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 4:15 to 5:30 pm
(Beginning January 2015: Mondays)
Number of Sessions: 8
Group Size Range: 9-10
Billing Code: 90853
Next Steps: Anyone interested in joining this group must first become an established patient with our Psychiatry department.
  • If you already are an active Psychiatry patient, discuss your interest with your provider, who will help you enroll.
  • If you are not an active Psychiatry patient, and think you could benefit from this group, please call 608-252-8226 to schedule a new patient evaluation.
  • If you have further questions, please refer to the group description above or the Frequently Asked Questions.

Coping Skills for Chronic Pain Group

The Coping Skills for Chronic Pain group is a weekly, 12-session group for individuals who have difficulty with managing pain-related conditions. The goal of the group is to help teach individuals new skills for coping with various physical, emotional and behavioral symptoms of pain, and to help improve their overall quality of life. Pain management skills learned in the group will serve as an adjunct to other pain management strategies (e.g., medications, physical therapy, injections) that they may already be using.

Group Therapist: Janice Cain, Ph.D.
Location: Dean Medical Group - Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison
1313 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison, WI
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Number of Sessions: 12
Group Size Range: 8-11
Billing Code: 90853
Next Steps: Anyone interested in joining this group must first become an established patient with our Psychiatry department.
  • If you already are an active Psychiatry patient, discuss your interest with your provider, who will help you enroll.
  • If you are not an active Psychiatry patient, and think you could benefit from this group, please call 608-252-8226 to schedule a new patient evaluation.
  • If you have further questions, please refer to the group description above or the Frequently Asked Questions.

Coping Together for Cancer Wellness

Coping Together for Cancer Wellness was developed for men and women who have been recently diagnosed with any type of cancer. The program helps them cope with their cancer diagnosis and treatment and assists them in moving forward after treatment is done.

Group Therapist: Janice Cain, PhD
Location: Dean Medical Group - Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison
1313 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison, WI
Number of Sessions: 18 weekly sessions
Billing Code: 90853
Next Steps: Anyone interested in joining this group must first become an established patient with our Psychiatry department.
  • If you already are an active Psychiatry patient, discuss your interest with your provider, who will help you enroll.
  • If you are not an active Psychiatry patient, and think you could benefit from this group, please call 608-252-8226 to schedule a new patient evaluation.
  • If you have further questions, please refer to the group description above or the Frequently Asked Questions.

How to Choose the Best Provider for You

First, see our steps to seeking mental health care. If you're not sure which type of mental health provider to see, our Behavioral Health Consultants can assist you. Our consultants are licensed mental health professionals.

They can talk to you about your concern, and help you choose an appropriate mental health provider at Dean Medical Group or in the community.

For assistance, call one of the following psychiatry departments and ask to speak to a Behavioral Health Consultant:

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