The Schlifer Clinic offers a number of open and closed counselling groups throughout the year, with the exception of summer.

Information on the groups is available below, including how to register, if registration is required.  Please check back regularly to learn of added groups, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates.

There is strength in numbers. Sometimes the best thing is to sit down with other women who are also in your situation and learn from each other how to cope and recover.

2019 Groups Requiring Registration

Cultivating Movement

Join us for a one-day body-based expressive arts workshop for women* survivors of violence.

Through this group we will explore:

  • Invitation to practice mindfulness, movement and breath work in a supportive and trauma-sensitive environment.
  • Attune to the resources in the physical body that help manage the effects of trauma
  • Engage in the creative process.
  • Learn, connect and share with other women.

Location: Barbra Schlifer Clinic 489 College Street, Suite 503
Dates: Thursday, August 15, OR Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Some group experience is needed. Registration is required. For more information call 416-323-9149 ext 234 or email intake@schliferclinic.com

Please download the flyer below for more details.

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Reclaim Your Space

For youth aged 16-29!

Join Clinic youth Counsellors, Maha Babeker and Maria Nazarova, for an empowering 8-week group for youth who identify as women and people with non-binary gender identity between the ages of 16 – 29.

In this intersectional trauma-informed youth group we may discuss:

  • The cycle of violence against women and the different types of violence
  • Creating a free safe space where none of us are marginalized
  • Sharing and learning from one another in a relaxed atmosphere and receiving information about other
    forms of support as well as community resources; and
  • Housing and transitional housing for youth

Registration is required. For more information call Maha at 416-323-9149 ext 289 or email m.babeker@schliferclinic.com

Please download the flyer below for more details.

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Reclaim Your Space a group for youth ages 16-29

Clayming Love

Each year, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic partner together to offer a Trauma-Informed Art Therapy Group to women* who have experienced violence. If you respond with yes to the following questions, then this closed group may be for you.

  • Do you have untapped creative potential waiting to be nurtured?
  • Have you participated in a Trauma-specific group before?
  • Are you currently receiving individual counselling?

The group takes place weekly beginning in September at the Gardiner Museum and ends in December with an opening night exhibition in which individual works are displayed.

Registration is required. For more information call 416-323-9149 ext 234

Please download the flyer below for more details.

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*people who identify as women and people with non-binary gender identity.

Clayming Love flier
2019 Groups Not Requiring Registration
Out of Isolation, Winter 2016 Study

In winter 2016, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and Sistering offered a first stage, low-barrier drop-in group to provide homeless or precariously housed women who have experienced violence with the opportunity to attend weekly group sessions. The group was facilitated by Barbra Schlifer Clinic and Sistering counsellors. Dr. Catherine Classen conducted research on the group to explore the acceptability and effectiveness of trauma-informed group intervention on this specific demographic of women who are normally excluded from trauma groups.

 

Contact Us

To find out more about our services, please call our intake counsellors at 416-323-9149 ext. 234.

Please note: You may have to leave a message.

  • Say your name and phone number clearly and tell us when we can reach you.
  • Please tell us if it is safe for us to call you back and for us to leave a message.

For French-speaking women, services are provided by Oasis Centre des Femmes. Oasis can be reached at 416-591-6565.