Come join us for our Resourceful Adolescent Program!

What is RAP?

The Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP-A) aims to help teenagers between the ages of 11- 15 handle challenging situations which may arise during this period of change. It is designed to build positive coping strategies and resiliency in teenagers when they face stressful and difficult circumstances.

RAP-A is a strength based program that builds self-esteem by focusing on each participant’s individual strengths. It uses elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to build resiliency in teenagers.

The cognitive-behavioural component teaches participants about the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour, provides techniques in relaxation and stress management, and supports problem solving skills. The interpersonal component focuses on perspective taking and building supportive networks during periods of interpersonal conflict.

Program Outline

1. What are my strengths? Participants get to know one another, identify personal strengths, and learn about the RAP model
2. Learning to keep calm Participants learn to identify body cues related to positive and negative feelings, and learn strategies to relax when facing stressful situations
3. I am what I think Participants examine how thoughts affect their emotions and behaviour, and learn to identify risky thoughts that may lead to negative outcomes
4. I can change my thinking Participants learn how to challenge their risky thoughts and reframe them into resourceful thoughts
5. There are solutions to my problems


Participants are taught a problem solving model and learn to apply it interpersonal conflicts, they also learn to identify and build a supportive network around themselves.
6. I can keep the peace Participants learn how to manage interpersonal conflicts by understanding the other person’s perspective, and learn strategies to manage conflict, or move away when needed.
7. Let’s celebrate Participants conclude the program by reviewing the strategies learnt, and celebrate new friendships.

Evidence of effectiveness

The efficacy and effectiveness of RAP-A have been supported through several randomized controlled trials across several countries. Results have found significant improvement in the participant’s self-esteem, coping skills, and general well-being. These results were maintained during the 6 and 10 month follow-up.

Package Details

  • Compulsory Initial assessment with Psychologist to determine suitability: $170 nett
  • 7 session package: $560 nett for 7 sessions
  • Participant workbook: cost price of book

How Is the Group conducted?

  • 7 sessions (Excluding initial assessment)
  • 1 hour session
  • Starting 18th of May 2016.
  • Wed 4-5 pm (days and time may change based on demand).
  • Minimum group size of 3 and Maximum of 4
  • For children and adolescents between the ages of 11 to 17 years

Contact us at 6397 6627 or 6397 6966 or email to info@thomsonpaeds.com