The 3 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:

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.

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

1-2-3 Magic Parenting Group Dates:

Thursday Evenings, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

April 7, 2022
April 14, 2022 
April 22, 2022

Future 2022 dates TBD

Application Process

Application Process


It is 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 Michael Manos, PhD as the provider. Sessions will be billed as CPT code 90849.

Application Process:

Note: Application deadline is 2 weeks prior to group.

First, complete the online application form here. Parents will then be contacted for the pre-group telephone screening to verify appropriate placement. Please contact Jeffrey Jack, MA, LPC 216.448.6310 with any specific questions.