College Boost Summer Program
Transition to college can be challenging for a range of reasons, and we offer a 5 week skills training program to build skills for college success. The program is 3 days per week from July 8th to August 9th, and open to participants age 18+ with a psychiatric diagnosis and addresses the following areas:
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. There is growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain. All participants in College Boost receive mindfulness training as part of stress management skills training.
Executive functioning skills are critical for college success. These include time management, planning, organization, goal setting, intrinsic motivation, and perseverance. These are the skills which help students to manage their schedules to juggle sleep, class, homework, and social activities, as well as plan their assignments. get started, and work to completion. For most students, the executive functioning demands in college are much higher than they were in high school while the supports and structure are far less. For those without optimized executive functioning skills, this presents a very challenging set of demands. Executive functioning training is twice a week during the 5 week course.
With long lectures, sophisticated subject matter, and much to remember, college students can feel overwhelmed with the cognitive demands of college. We offer a cognitive skills training program to optimize attention, memory, and information processing. Cognitive skills training is twice a week during the 5 week course.
Social skills are essential for success in college. Social skills help students to make new friends and connect to one another, navigate texting and email, manage and post to social media, and communicate with professors. The College Boost program includes one social skills group per week and individual social skills coaching (when needed, at an additional cost).
The cost for the 5 week program is $7150
For more information about the College Boost program, or to schedule an intake appointment, please call our intake coordinator at 212-326-8441 or email us here.