Many people have in common the basic difficulty of establishing and maintaining close, healthy, and gratifying relationships with others. Group education and therapy serves as a social environment in which honest interpersonal exploration can be done in a safe and supportive environment, and honest feedback can be received from other group members. When you can understand and work out your relationships with other members of the group, there is enormous carryover to your relationships in the outside world.

Current Education and Therapy Groups include:

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Anger Management

Anger ManagementOne out of five Americans has an anger management problem. Anger is a natural human emotion and is nature’s way of empowering us to “ward off” our perception of an attack or threat to our well being. The problem is not anger itself, but mismanagement of this powerful emotion. Mismanaged anger and rage is the major cause of conflict in our personal and professional relationships.

Domestic abuse, road rage, workplace violence, divorce and addiction are just a few examples of what happens when anger is mismanaged. More importantly, anger can get in the way of our personal happiness and success when we struggle to express it properly.

Burrell offers a six week course in anger management that can help you identify mismanaged anger, clearly understand your personal warning signs and provide you with the tools needed to appropriately cope with your frustrations. Classes are held once per week from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. For a current evening schedule, call the number below. Six week course tuition is $120.00 ($20.00 per class) and includes all materials. Participants paying full tuition in advance receive a 20% discount.

Main Center
417.761.5000
1300 E Bradford Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Mon – Thur, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Children First (Divorcing Parents Program)

Children FirstChildren First provides divorcing parents the opportunity to learn about the effects divorce and changing family situations have on children. Parents are introduced to methods of minimizing the negative consequences of divorce on their children. Particular focus is on making parents aware of the various ways their children may express their reactions to the changing family structure.

At the time parents approach a legal divorce, most are emotionally upset and primarily focused on the changes in their lives. Even though they care greatly for their children, many parents find it very difficult at this time to recognize and respond to the needs of their children. Because of this, classes are most helpful for parents at the beginning Children First
stages of the divorce. The class emphasizes the best interest of the children both during and after the divorce; helping parents anticipate and plan for problem situations and prepare for future events involving their children. Children First is not therapy – participants are not asked or encouraged to disclose personal information.

Burrell now offers the Children First class in three locations. This court mandated program costs $40 per participant.

Main Center
417.761.5000
1300 E Bradford Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Every Monday & Wednesday
6:00 – 9:00pm
Bolivar
417.761.5920 / 417.777.6717
217 E. Walnut, Suite C
Bolivar MO 65613
3rd Tuesday Each Month
6:00 – 9:00pm
Branson
417.761.5950 / 417.334.7575
155 Corporate Place
Branson MO 65616
Every Other Tuesday
6:00 – 9:00pm

Grief Support

Grief SupportGrief is the natural reaction to loss. It is a process with psychological, behavioral, social and physical aspects – and it is different for every individual. No one can tell you how you should grieve, how long you should grieve or even when you should grieve. There are no “right” answers when it comes to mourning.
Comfort comes in many forms during these difficult times. The kindness of a friend, the company of loved ones and the ability to smile on occasion despite the sadness. There is also reassurance in learning what to expect — the progressive stages of grief and loss as well as understanding where you are on that journey. There is consolation in talking about your experiences with others who truly understand what you are going through, as they have also endured a significant loss.

Burrell offers a six week educational group for grief support and coping with the most painful loss- not simply losing the person you loved, but in also in losing part of the person you were.

Classes are held once per week from 6:00 to 7:30_p.m. A nominal fee of $25 covers your enrollment costs for the entire six weeks. For more information or to enroll, please call (417) 761.5000.

Main Center
417.761.5000
1300 E Bradford Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Mon – Thur, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Parenting Classes

Love & Logic

Who?

Love and Logic Parenting classes will be offered by Burrell Behavioral Health in a weekly format. The classes will be taught by Tanya L. Parker, MS, LPC who has several years of experience teaching the Love and Logic curriculum, as well as clinical work with families.

What?

The Love and Logic curriculum has been around for over thirty years because it makes sense. It teaches children to make decisions for themselves and learn from the consequences of their actions. It teaches parents to remain calm, let children learn, and how to maintain a positive relationship with their children.

When?

Classes will be offered on:
Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. – First class begins on January 18, 2012 at Burrell’s Children’s Center – Room 1. Call to make reservations.

Why?

…Because you love your children and want them to be prepared for the future.
…Because you are tired and have tried everything else.
…Because they just won’t listen.
…Because you are ready to make some changes.

Cost?

An hour and a half of your time one day a week for seven weeks.
$25 facility and material fee and $10 book fee covers full course!

Main Center
417.761.5000
1300 E Bradford Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Mon – Thur, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM