New Breast Cancer Psychotherapy Group: I’m finished treatment…now what?By: Lindsay Davey, MScPT, MSc, CDT
March 8, 2017
Editors: Ryan Davey, PhD and Lindsay Davey, MScPT, MSc, CDT
This is a breast cancer psychotherapy group for women who have graduated from breast cancer treatment and are adjusting to life with a ‘new norm’.
The experience of a cancer diagnosis is a life-transforming event. While there are a variety of counselling services available for women in GTA who are recently diagnosed or undergoing treatment for breast cancer, there are few, if any, support groups that focus on long-term adjustments. Common themes that arise post-treatment include: work concerns, body image, mortality, relationships and sexuality.
The group will be facilitated by Kosu Boudreau, a breast cancer graduate who is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) with specialized training in group psychotherapy.
The group will offer a respectful ‘here-and-now’ approach that encourages dialogue about current concerns and feelings. Although a breast cancer diagnosis is the common criteria for admission to the group, the weekly themed sessions are not centred exclusively on the cancer experience. Ongoing exploration of identity, values and meaning in all domains of life will be encouraged.
The group will be held over six, two-hour sessions (1 pm– 3 pm) on Sundays during April/May 2017: April 2, April 9, April 23 and April 30, May 7, May 14.
Toronto Physiotherapy’s Danforth Clinic, located at 442 Danforth Ave. (2nd floor,
above Pappa’s Grill restaurant).
$345.00* (sliding scale available for non-waged participants). Fees can be paid by cheque or e-transfer to email@example.com before April 1st, 2017.
Pre-registration for this group is required.
Kosu Boudreau, 416-230-6970, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information or to register.
* Fees for services by a Registered Psychotherapist are covered by some extended health care plans. Contact your insurance provider for information on your insurance coverage. Registered Psychotherapy costs are eligible to be claimed as a medical expense under Ontario tax guidelines.