The Chesapeake Center for ADHD, Learning and Behavioral Health has developed a curriculum for young adults (ages 17-28) that are finding it challenging to make the next steps in life. This program will help participants to find motivation, develop life skills, confidence, and self-acceptance.
Group sessions will be delivered in 4 modules over 16 weeks in Spring 2020. While we highly encourage engagement in subsequent modules, these modules are not consecutive, so participants may join any the start of any module.
When: Mondays 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (16 sessions)
Where: The Chesapeake Center – Bethesda Location
*Participants can enter at the start of any module and rotate through the 16 classes
This schedule is subject to change, as a minimum enrollment of three or four (3 or 4) registrants per group is required for a group to begin.
Module 1: Truth Without Blame or Judgment
Module 3: Interpersonal Effectiveness
Module 2: Self-Care
Module 4: Action
• Organization skills that work
• Goal setting
• Financial responsibility – taxes, credit, budgeting
• Employment application / College application
• Interview tips
• Mock interviews
• Finding your future
Chris Peckham LCPC, NCC
Chris Peckham, LCPC, NCC has been working with teens and young adults for over 13 years. Prior to joining The Chesapeake Center, Mr. Peckham worked with older teens and young adults in a variety of settings including summer camps, wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding schools and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). He has served in the roles of mentor, therapist, clinical director and program leader.
Mr. Peckham has focused his clinical work on helping older adolescents and young adults make a successful transition to independence. He brings a strength-based approach to his clients with training in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy. Mr. Peckham helps clients reconsider themselves and their value, empowering clients to develop self-efficacy, motivation and self-confidence. He has a rare ability to reach those hard-to-reach youths and to help them build confidence and competence so that they can move ahead in their lives in a constructive way.