The three-session Shared Psychological Appointment (SPA) is designed to offer training, support, and insight into parenting strategies which utilize an evidence based behavior modification curriculum developed by clinical psychologist, Thomas Phelan, PhD. The group is designed for parents of children ages 4-12 years old with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Groups are for parents only; no childcare will be provided.

The group targets numerous parenting skills including:

  • Establishing routines.
  • Developing healthy relationships.
  • Stopping obnoxious behavior.
  • Disengaging from arguing and nagging.
  • Being authoritative.
Group Details

Group Details

Session Purposes

*All sessions are for parents only. No childcare is provided.

Session 1

The goal of the first session of the 1-2-3 Magic Parenting group is to establish parenting goals, learn the basic mechanics of the curriculum and understand the appropriate mindset for implementing the program effectively.

Session 2

The goal of the second session is to discuss using the 1-2-3 Magic curriculum in various settings. As the context of parenting changes, so must the parenting strategies change to meet the needs of life outside the home.

Session 3

The third and final session of the group reviews strategies for increasing your child’s positive behavior, accomplishing routines efficiently, and developing healthy familial relationships.


Classes are held on Monday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

  • February 5, 12, and 19, 2024
  • May 6, 13, and 20, 2024
  • August 5, 12, and 19, 2024
  • October 7, 14, and 21, 2024
Application Process

Application Process


It's the patient’s responsibility to check with their insurance provider regarding benefits and co-pays for group and family therapy. These sessions will be billed under Jeffrey Jack, LPCC, as the provider. Sessions will be billed as CPT codes 96202 & 96203.

Enrollment Information

Are children permitted to attend the group? 
No. 1-2-3 Magic Group is an adults only group. Children are NOT permitted to attend and child care is NOT provided. 

How do I enroll?
To enroll, please call 216.448.6110 (select option 1). Available slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The dates and time of each group occurrence is posted under the "Group Details" tab, so be sure to select a group date that works best for you.

Does enrollment in this group establish my child for care with Cleveland Clinic Children's ADHD services? 
No. 1-2-3 Magic is a closed group, meaning it's only open to those who are enrolled in the group. The therapeutic relationship with the group leader is considered closed when the group concludes.  

Can I bring someone with me to the group? 
Yes. It's appropriate to bring adult caregivers with you to the group sessions. This can include spouses, babysitters, other family members or any adult caregiver who wishes to learn 1-2-3 Magic to care for your child. Note: Children are not permitted to attend the group and child care is not provided.  

Can I attend 1-2-3 Magic Group more than once? 
Yes. There's no limit to how many groups you can attend, however be sure to check with your child's insurance plan to be sure that the appointment type is covered. Note: Sessions will be billed using CPT codes 96202 & 96203.

How big are groups? 

Each group has a maximum of 20 families (which could mean up to 40 adults if each participant brings a significant other with them).  

Do I need to wear a mask when attending group? 
No. Effective April 20, 2023, Cleveland Clinic does not require masking.  

Do I need to bring anything?
No. All necessary materials will be provided. You may bring a beverage or snack. Vending machines are also nearby the group room.

Is this group in-person or virtual?
1-2-3 Magic Group is an in-person group. There is currently NO virtual attendance option.