The Importance of Multicultural Awareness in Wilderness Treatment Settings

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Musings of an Admissions Director

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This is possibly the only phrase to have been bellowed by every parent since there has been an inside to go out of. What is out there? It is not difficult to imagine children returning to the stone hearths of antiquity; dirty-faced, tired, and ready for dinner, after having been out “there,” discovering whatever youthful mischief or adventure tha

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Field Instructor Training November 8 to 14

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Thank you for your interest in Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness. We are a licensed treatment program that uses the wilderness setting to provide a clinically-focused intervention, teaching clients accountability, communication skills and healthy emotional and behavioral habits. BRTW’s main office is in Clayton, GA, in the southern Appalachian Mo

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Field Instructor Training November 8 to 14

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Thank you for your interest in Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness. We are a licensed treatment program that uses the wilderness setting to provide a clinically-focused intervention, teaching clients accountability, communication skills and healthy emotional and behavioral habits. BRTW’s main office is in Clayton, GA, in the southern Appalachian Mo

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Early Clinical Assessments at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness

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All adolescent students at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness now have two layers of clinical assessment within the first fourteen days of their arrival, and from the start, Blue Ridge Primary Therapists begin the family’s therapeutic journey with even more information at hand. In its first full year, the Blue Ridge team recognized the need for a

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Guidance for Parents of Struggling Teens

When you held your tiny infant in your arms, you wished all the best for their future: success, friendship, health, and joy. But eventually independence, rebellion, stressful life situations, behavioral issues, or emotional stressors set in. And here you are now, overcome with emotions centered around your struggling teen.

How can I help my son wi

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Blue Ridge Welcomes Two Family Therapists to the Team!

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At Blue Ridge, we are dedicated to Whole Family Support and believe in Family Systems oriented treatment. Led by our seasoned and compassionate clinical and family support teams, Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness provides the most effective and clinically integrated family experience, which contributes to foundational transformation in teens and

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Negativity Bias in Family Relationships

Negativity bias is a term used to describe the tendency of the human brain to notice problems or threats more readily than positive or beneficial situations. One theory on why this tendency exists is that it has historically had survival value. If, while sitting around the fire, we hear a stick break in the darkness nearby, some may dismiss it as h

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Problems with students when they join wilderness therapy

Adolescents struggling with a variety of mental health diagnoses, behavioral problems, developmental issues, learning disabilities, substance abuse/dependence, school problems and relational difficulties find effective healing at Blue Ridge.

The admissions team at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness is able to match your child’s unique circumstance

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Working with Group Dynamics in the Wilderness

 

A group of people sitting in a circle in the wilderness is an image we can all imagine, have seen, and/or been a part of. It's a powerful image. Why is this such a powerful image? It is something that has been going on for centuries. There is inherent wisdom, not only in the act of sitting in a circle and being a part of a group but also in what

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