IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Texas Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP) is an evidence-based counseling intervention program for children of divorcing and separating parents. This psycho-educational program of study is presented to students 1-2 times per week in sixty and ninety-minute group therapy sessions delivered over a seven-week period. The program is available for delivery in schools and community settings.
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE AND JOIN THIS GROUP?
The curriculum is designed to assist children and adolescents who are affected by parental divorce and separation. The programs provide supportive group environments and connections that teach and reinforce coping skills and help children to increase post-divorce resilience while reducing anxiety, behavioral problems, and the related challenges that can be created by family separation. These things can often have a negative impact on the child’s self-esteem. Current research shows an increase in the reported psychological, behavioral, social, and academic problems of children of divorce who don’t have the proper guidance and support needed to accept the decisions of the adults. This course is divided into three separate age groups, Grades 4 -6, Grades 7-8, and High School Students.
The groups are co-taught by two of our practitioners, which may be licensed professional counselors (LPC), LPC-interns, or practicum students enrolled in university graduate schools of counseling in the State of Texas pursuing licensure as school counselors, clinical mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family counselors and/or licensed professional counselors in the State of Texas. All graduate students and post graduate licensed professional counselor–interns, are under the supervision of their respective universities and/or licensed professional counselor supervisors as required by law.
All group members must be screened by one of our professionals prior to admission to the group therapy program. In some cases, it is advisable to supplement group therapy with individual therapy in order to address individual concerns.