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Talking Circle for Girls

The Talking Circle is a weekly support group for young women in Livingston. It is offered in partnership with Southwest Chemical Dependency Program. The group provides young women with a safe and confidential environment to discuss the various issues they are struggling with in their lives.

Sample Topics Covered

  • Self-respect
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Personal values
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coping skills
  • Sexuality
  • Body image

Group Facilitators:

Lisa McNamee, LCPC, Program Director for Shift Empowerment Programs – Lisa has been facilitating youth empowerment and leadership programs for adolescents for eight years. She has also been in private practice for the past six years, working with individuals and families.

Jacqueline Isaly, LAC, Counselor for Southwest Chemical Dependency Program – Jacqueline has been working as a Licensed Addiction Counselor at SWCDP for the past four years in an Outpatient Treatment setting with both adults and adolescents. She has three years of experience with girls’ support groups at PHS, facilitates a weekly DBT skills training group, teaches the Prime For Life substance abuse education program for adolescents and works with clients individually. She also has two years of prior experience working with Shift programs.


Where We Offer Talking Circle for Girls

Currently, this program is only offered in Livingston at PHS during the school year or at the Shift Office during the summer.


Who Can Participate

The Talking Circle is open to all young women ages 14 to 18


Program Meeting Times

  • During the school year = Wednesday, 3:30 – 5:00 @ PHS, Room D4
  • During the summer = Wednesday, Time TBD @ Shift Office

How to Enroll

Currently, this program is only offered in Livingston.  Look for an upcoming Bozeman program starting the Fall of 2013. Check the Calendar or call us at 222-7879 for upcoming dates.

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Make a Referral

Know a young adult or a group of them that you’d like to introduce to Talking Circle for Girls?  Call our office to learn more about upcoming enrollment presentations. We are also happy to meet with individuals and groups.

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