Posts Tagged ‘adolescent programs’

How important is it for a consultant to visit programs?

| September 9th, 2012 | No Comments »


Dr Burdick believes that the connection between the program staff and himself, and the ability to communicate as a licensed professional the gains (and setbacks) made by clients to referring families is most important. 30 years of practice in this arena of health and school psychology as an educational consultant and licensed psychologist guarantees the best representative money can buy. Ask yourself: 1) Can I depend on websites to be totally truthful and accurate in representation of the type of clients the programs admits? 2) Do I have time and financial resources to fly around the country seeing and comparing these programs? 3) How will I know if my family member is successful or not, whom do I trust? 4) Can I afford to lose money and time in a placement gone bad? Why chance it? Start the solution today.

Carlbrook Parent weekend

| December 7th, 2011 | No Comments »

A wide array of behaviorally focused and character building programs exists out there in the therapeutic and quasi-therapeutic school world; some are much better than others, particularly those putting forethought and mechanisms into family participation. Carlbrook is one of the “jewels in the rough” therapeutic secondary schools using good practices of regular family participation.along with strong academic preparation. Academics are always on the forefront for parents sending their youth off to boarding school. Carlbrook handles this argument easily with a list of AP courses, and high college acceptance. However, getting a college degree is not the “end all” for any young adult, as the world is complicated and full of chuckholes to use a term of yore. It’s important to build self esteem, intelligent and careful decision making, positive, healthy peer relations and relationships with authority figures (teachers, staff). Many of those students who attend Carlbrook are over-the-top intellectually, and down-in-the ego and esteem department. In short order, the family unit learns how to provide clear expectations as has done the school staff, and ongoing, healthy change occurs on the part of the student. Their’s is a safe environment where the student learns how to be their true self again.

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