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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 Mountains and borders the Chattahoochee and Nantahala National Forests. Clayton is conveniently located between Atlanta, GA, and Asheville, NC.

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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 Mountains and borders the Chattahoochee and Nantahala National Forests. Clayton is conveniently located between Atlanta, GA, and Asheville, NC.

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sustainable health for young adults

by @monicajenner66 - Oct 08, 2018 - mental health

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It is part of our mission to support emerging adults in building a stronger foundation that will lend to more sustainable health in their lives and as they walk forward on their path through and beyond wilderness.  Sustainability is “the capability of being sustained” and “of, or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods.” It is also the “process of maintaining change in a balanced fashion…” We believe there are many facets that contribute to sustainable health that includes the individual and also family involvement.  The commitment of these two together give greater percentage for sustainability to occur.

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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 new and strengthened approach to intake and assessment. Reinforcing the intake assessment process early in a student’s stay results in stronger case conceptualization, more tailored treatment, and clearer goals established for discharge planning.

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Field Instructor Training September 27th to October 3rd

by @monicajenner66 - Oct 02, 2018 - mental health

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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 Mountains and borders the Chattahoochee and Nantahala National Forests. Clayton is conveniently located between Atlanta, GA, and Asheville, NC.

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Reveal, Restore, and Reclaim your Deep Rooted Belonging

by @monicajenner66 - Sep 28, 2018 - mental health

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Welcome to the sacred portal that is young adulthood. Individuals entering adulthood often find themselves at a crucial time when they have the ability to choose a new path that can reshape the trajectory of their lives. We invite you to be open to what might be revealed to you by choosing a new bold path. We invite you to experience a deep sense of nourishment, explore interconnectivity, and reclaim what belongs to you! Whether you are seeking health, vitality, power, choice, agency, grit, freedom, or inspiration, this is where you will learn how to know and accept yourself, to learn about your family system and to understand where you came from and what led you here. This is where we begin.

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Early Clinical Assessments at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness

by @monicajenner66 - Sep 27, 2018 - mental health
dog-new We have zeroed in on ways to reduce the amount of sodium in the diet, a task that most people familiar with the traditional backpacker’s diet know can be difficult. To do this, we replaced many of the flavor packets with natural herbs and spices as alternatives. We eliminated all liquid sauces other than extra virgin olive oil, hot sauce, and honey. Additionally, we discontinued specific flavors of tuna packets, rice cakes, and noodles that contain unnecessarily high levels of sodium. While we used to deliver bacon to groups on Tuesdays to cook with their evening meal, we instead substitute lean, local meats which groups receive to cook with on both their Tuesday and Friday evening dinners. Many of these changes have decreased the levels of saturated fats, sugars, and empty calories. Furthermore, we made appropriate gender-specific modifications to the types of food and portions delivered to both male and female groups. We believe that these intentional changes to the diet and emphas continue reading
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Early Clinical Assessments at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness

by @monicajenner66 - Sep 26, 2018 - mental health

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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 new and strengthened approach to intake and assessment. Reinforcing the intake assessment process early in a student’s stay results in stronger case conceptualization, more tailored treatment, and clearer goals established for discharge planning.

By combining the best of valid and reliable measurements, licensed Clinical Psychologist, Lorena Bradley, Ph.D. administers an in-depth initial assessment within the first two weeks of an adolescent student’s arrival at Blue Ridge. Unless the student has had comprehensive testing in the last 12 months, Dr. Bradley will meet with each new student and provide an assessment report to the Primary Therap

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Be an actively involved parent.

by @monicajenner66 - Sep 25, 2018 - mental health

Take an active interest in your teenager’s life by aiming for the three Ls: love, limits, and latitude.

    • Love. It may be uncomfortable, but show your teen some love. Thankfully, love is personal and can take many forms:
      • Give your child a bear hug after school (avoid early morning hugs, since at that hour most teens are like a bear waking up from hibernation)
      • Share a blanket as you watch a movie together on the couch
      • Buy their favorite treat as a surprise
      • Simply say, “I love you.”
      • Compliment what they are doing well (like earning an A in English class) while patiently discussing, not lecturing, areas for improvement (such as how they can improve their D in math).
      • Encourage participation in extracurricular events, such as sports, clubs, or volunteer organizations.
      • Show up to their soccer games, band concerts, awards ceremonies, or special events.
      • Don’t reject their grand dreams, like starting up a rock band; instead, help them make that dream a reality.
      • Do things together:
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STUDENT PROFILE at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness

by @monicajenner66 - Sep 24, 2018 - mental health

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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 to one of our niche groups and therapists specializing in a specific population.

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