The GenPsych Adolescent “In My Skin” Summer Program
Addressing the Unique Issues of LGBTQ and Adolescent Identity
Each summer, the GenPsych Adolescent Program (G.A.P.) offers new tracks for children and teens in New Jersey. This year, we are proud to present our new summer LGBT teen program, entitled “In My Skin.”
What will this summer LGBT Teen Program achieve?
The “In My Skin” Program focuses on the identity issues that many individuals face during adolescence. Through group, individual, and creative therapies, teens will begin to answer the internal questions of “Who am I?” and “How do I feel in my skin?”
This summer program will also help adolescents communicate and relate with their peers and family members. Through development of skills, such as distress tolerance, they will learn to cope with any social anxieties.
At the end of this seven-week program, each participant will develop a personal story and have the opportunity to share that story with their peers.
By the program’s completion, teens should not only have more confidence and understanding in their identity, but also feel empowered to express their identity in healthy ways and to help and accept others struggling with similar issues.
Who is this summer LGBT Teen Program for?
The program is open to teens 13 to 18 years of age. While the “In My Skin” Program is designed to help individuals struggling with gender identity and sexual orientation issues, it is not limited to individuals who identify as a part of the LGBT community.
We welcome allies as well as any individuals who are interested in achieving a better understanding of their true self and working on interpersonal relationships.