secret agent society

Solving the Mystery of Social Encounters

The Secret Agent Society (SAS) is a breakthrough program for children aged between 8 and 12 years that teaches social skills in a fun, engaging group setting for children. Noosa Psychology Clinic runs this program on behalf of the Secret Agent Society for children in the Noosa and Sunshine Coast region.

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SAS Small Group Program 1

Children learn how to:

  • recognise simple and complex emotions in themselves and others
  • express feelings in appropriate ways
  • cope with feelings of anger and anxiety
  • start, continue, and end conversations and play activities with others
  • tell the difference between friendly banter and mean teasing
  • prevent and manage bullying and teasing
  • cope with making mistakes
  • recognise strengths
  • handle new situations and ask for help when needed
  • make friends, talk and play with others

It features an animated ‘secret agent’ computer game as well as parent and teacher resources and information sessions to encourage children to use their new skills at home and at school. At the end of the program, the junior detectives will graduate as a ‘secret agent’, armed with the social and emotional tools they need to continue their work in the ‘real world’.

SAS is a fun, small group program which helps children learn how to feel happier, calmer, and braver! For further information about the program, and the research behind it, visit the Social Skills Training Institute website, http://www.sst-institute.net/

Program outline:

  • Intake interview (1 hour). Before commencing the program an individual pre-program meeting will gather information about your child and determine whether the program will meet your family’s needs
  • 9 child group meetings (90 mins each)
  • 4 parent group meetings (90 mins each)
  • 2 follow up sessions, at 3 and 6 months post-group (90 mins each). Includes a small party and graduation ceremony
  • Home missions: Children play the Secret Agent Society computer game between sessions and complete ‘home missions’ with parental guidance
  • Teacher tip sheets: Parents will be provided with weekly teacher tip sheets to pass on to their child’s teacher. Teacher tip sheets provide recommendations for how school staff can support children’s social development and create a friendly and caring learning environment.

Costs – Program 1

The cost of the entire program is $2800.

  • Intake interview
  • 11 child group program sessions (9 weekly sessions and 2 follow up sessions)
  • 4 parent group sessions
  • Family kit and rewards (worth $230.45)

Please note: The family Kit is purchased by Noosa Psychology Clinic from the SSI Training Institute. The family kit is required for the program and contains everything the child and family needs to participate in the SAS program. It is included in the price. https://www.sst-institute.net/SAS-Computer-Game-Trailer

Assertiveness Skills, Coping and Social Skills Short Program 2

An individualised approach for Anxious Kids on the Coast

Children learn how to:

  • be more assertive
  • express feelings in appropriate ways
  • use coping strategies
  • use relaxation strategies
  • have calm and considered conversations
  • tell the difference between friendly banter and mean teasing
  • prevent and manage bullying and teasing
  • recognise strengths
  • make friends, talk and play with others

Program outline:

  • Intake and goal setting interview (1 hour). Before commencing the program an individual pre-program meeting will gather information about your child and determine whether the program will meet your family’s needs
  • 5 child group meetings (90 mins each)
  • 2 parent group meetings (60 mins each)
  • 1 follow up sessions at 3 months post-group (60 mins)
  • Tools and resources

Cost – Program 2

$1500

Includes SAS Computer Game Pack valued at $164.45

https://www.sst-institute.net/products/computer-game-pack

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Facilitator: Michelle Davies (Psychologist and Trained Facilitator) and Amy Sayers (Provisional Psychologist)

Where: Noosa Psychology Clinic, Office 6/11 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads

When: Please email your interest for the next cadet recruitment round and note your preferred program, Program 1 or Program 2

michelle@noosapsychologyclinic.com.au