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Welcome to Casey’s Clubhouse™, LLC, which supports and hosts Casey’s Clubs™. Take a moment to read about our company and the clubs that use our curriculum. This site will direct you to the nearest club. If there is not a local club, you can encourage one of your local mental health counselors to get the training and start a club.

Casey’s Clubhouse™, LLC, provides training and curriculum for Casey’s Clubs. It is a limited liability company owned by Laura Schneider, LMHC, and Leslie Fields, LMHC. Their objective is to offer effective social skills programs, books, and materials to be used both therapeutically and educationally; to offer world class training, certification, and supervision; and to produce and publish relevant material and support products that address the social and psychological needs of children and their parents.

Casey’s Clubs™ are social groups designed to facilitate the development of social, emotional, and life skills for children. Casey’s Clubs™ reinforce and enhance children’s skill-sets and introduce new skills. They provide an opportunity for children to have connections outside of their day-to-day lives, make new friends, and take the time to learn about themselves. From basic to advanced skills, the curriculum adapts to the group.

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About Casey’s Clubhouse, LLC

Casey’s Clubhouse, LLC, is a limited liability company owned by Laura Schneider and Leslie Fields. Their objective is to continue to develop effective social skills programs, books, and materials to be used both therapeutically and educationally; to offer world class training, certification, and supervision; and to produce and publish relevant material and support products that address the social and psychological needs of children and their parents.

Casey’s curriculum is under the copyright protection of Casey’s Clubhouse™ LLC. Casey’s Clubhouse™  is a start- up company. Today, they have their 30-week Club Member Workbooks published . They are currently adding the  audio-visual version of Casey’s Adventures and a parent support workbook.

The mission of Casey’s Clubhouse™ is to offer wholistic, integrated curriculum and support materials that make real differences in the lives of children and families using best practices as their guide. They use a combination of research and technology, pull from psychology, education, and neuroscience, and look to support a whole mind-body system rather than just pieces and parts.  

Casey’s Clubhouse™ is a collaborative organization, which provides support for independent Casey’s Clubs™.  Casey’s Clubs™ are independent business entities from Casey’s Clubhouse™. Facilitators register for Casey’s certification training program. They receive up to 26 hours of training and supervision before and during their first year. After the initial training, facilitators can purchase Casey’s curriculum and support materials and use Casey’s Club trademark to open independent clubs. They too are trained based on the same best practices philosophy. 

Casey’s Clubhouse™ just launched its certification program in 2018. Check on the Certification page to see when the next training is schedule.

For more information about Casey’s Clubhouse, LLC, contact Laura Schneider, LMHC at get@calmwithlaura.com

Curriculum

Curriculum

Casey’s Clubhouse™ curriculum is a 30-lesson journey divided into 6 sections. It builds upon 6 umbrella skills that are matched with distinctive concepts. Each section rotates through five distinct approaches to learning. These repeated approaches reinforces the concepts and honor the different needs of the group.

Overview

6 Sections: Umbrella Skills 6 Themes: Concepts 5 Lesson: Approaches
Section 1: Regulation Scales Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors
Section 2: Awareness Authoring Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors
Section 3: Determination Two-sides Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors
Section 4: Problem Solving Four-square Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors
Section 5: Confidence Bill of Rights Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors
Section 6: Mastery Certificate of Mastery Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors

 

Section 1: Regulation

Regulation is your ability to monitor and manage your energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors based on the environment, people, and objects in your surroundings, leading to greater self-control.

Section 2: Awareness

Awareness is your ability to notice what's going on outside and inside of you.  Awareness of factors like the environment and people around you as well as your energy and how you feel help you better direct your intentions and author your life.

Section 3: Determination

Determination is the ability to focus your energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors toward a certain goal while facing both the comfortable and uncomfortable, exciting and boring, and positive and negative sides of the journey.

Section 4: Problem-solving

Problem Solving is your ability to react and respond to problems by way of calmly assessing and applying fair solutions using effective communication and cooperation.

Section 5: Confidence

Confidence is your ability to rely on, trust, and believe in yourself and your power in your life and in this world. This sureness leads to greater assertion for yourself and empathy for others. Confidence is the ability to rely on, trust, and believe in others too.

Section 6: Mastery

Mastery is the dedication to learn, practice, and perform something so confidently that you can teach another. It is an ongoing practice rather than a goal to achieve.

Creative Themes

In each section, we take on a visual theme to help our club members have fun and remember the concepts. We filter skills through lens of creative ideas.

SCALE-ING

We used the idea of scales to learn how to balance our interactions, energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

AUTHORING

We used the idea of writing, narrating, and creating our own story to learn how to increase our awareness and "edit" our interactions, energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

TWO-SIDES

We used the idea of a two-sided coin to think about how our determination is affected by positive and negative factors and how that connection changes our interactions, energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

FOUR-SQUARE

We used the idea of four-square, a familiar children's game, to show how small and big problems interact with frequency to define a problem and lead us to solutions for our interactions, energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

BILL OF RIGHTS

We used the idea of our bill of rights to better understand both our rights and responsibilities in friendship so we can gain the confidence we need to expect and deliver fair interactions, while balancing our energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

MASTERY

We used the idea of mastery as we close out the year and encourage club members to teach us their best understanding of lessons involving interactions, energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

5 Repeated Approaches

Five rotating approaches are woven into the curriculum to integrate a varied learning experience. These approaches reflect the process of how people  grow and change.

Me

How does this section and lesson relate to me as a unique individual? For example, my personality is continuing to develop but my talents, limitations, and my preferences affect my mastery.

Energy

How does this section and lesson relate to my body’s energy? For example, my awareness skills are influenced by my energy. If my scale tends towards high or low energy, then these skills could really help me!

Emotion

How does this section and lesson relate to my feelings? For example, my determination skills are affected by my fear, anger, and happiness

Thoughts

How does this section and lesson relate to my thoughts? For example, my problem-solving skills are prompted by my self-talk.

Behaviors

How does this section and lesson relate to my actions? For example, my social confidence is realized partly through my social risk taking.

Casey's Adventures

Each lessson is introduced by a chapter from Casey’s Adventures™, a story about a 4th grade boy who has to overcome social challenges from making friends, to problem-solving, to bullying.

Each chapter helps establish the weekly lesson. Casey provides an example of the topic by demonstrating its application in a real world situation.

These features lend structure to our 30 lessons designed to layer learning while we reinforce basic interpersonal and group skills.

About the Founders

In 2005, Laura Doerflinger Schneider, LMHC and Leslie Fields, LMHC joined together to run social skills groups for elementary school children. Ms. Fields had worked for years with Wally’s Club in Seattle and wanted to offer children the same support to children on the Eastside. In 2014, they formally created Casey’s Clubhouse™ and Casey’s Club™ Kirkland. Under Casey’s Clubhouse™, Ms. Schneider developed the social-emotional curriculum essential to their program. Casey’s Clubhouse™ now offers workbooks that are used in Casey’s Clubs and supplemental materials that include 30 cartoons that tell Casey’s stories and teach Casey’s lessons to the Casey’s kids. Ms. Schneider designed Casey’s curriculum using evidence-based research in child psychology and education, leaning heavily on her 25-years in the fields and the club she lead with Ms. Fields in the Kirkland. In 2018, Ms. Schneider started developing the training program for professionals who eventually will be able to earn CEU’s and get certified to use Casey’s Clubhouse™ name, curriculum, and material

Laura Doerflinger Schneider, LMHC

Laura Schneider is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in the state of Washington. Ms. Schneider been working as a mental health counselor since 1993. She worked with children, adolescents, and adults helping her clients find balance, gain perspective, and learn effective skills to address life’s challenges. In 2019,  Ms. Schneider retired from her private practice to focus full-time on Casey’s Clubhouse™.

As stated above, Ms. Schneider has been working with Leslie Fields on social skills groups since 2005. She believes that social-emotional skills are essential human skills and are best received in childhood, although accessible to all ages and stages. Her goal now is to develop Casey’s curriculum and train professionals to use the curriculum effectively both therapeutically and educationally. Ms. Schneider also teaches parenting classes and consults with parents on effective parenting skills. She writes articles on parenting, social skills, and kid related topics for schools, parenting magazines, and online family web sites.

In addition to her work, Ms. Schneider is married has two children and two step-children who are all grown up! She loves to write, paint, draw, and travel.

Leslie Fields

Currently, she works as a counselor in private practice for children, tweens, and parents. She is a Sandplay Practitioner, STA. Her passion has been to improve and enhance children’s social experiences. She worked with Terri Hollinsworth, LICSW for 18 years as co-leader of Wally’s Club. She then opened Wally’s Club Eastside with Laura Schneider, LMHC in 2005. Together they developed their own social skills curriculum, workbooks, and training program for Casey’s Clubhouse™. Casey’s Clubhouse™ incorporated new creative and research based techniques to increase the successful adaption of group work to real life social situations.

In addition to her career, Ms. Fields is married and is step-mom to her daughter and grandmother to her grandkids. She loves her dog Mulligan, who is a Reading with Rover volunteer dog. She loves to play tennis, dance and drum and travel.