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Understanding The 3 Levels of Autism

When I was in graduate school, the first thing I learned about Autism was, once you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with Autism. Fast forward to 2013, when the DSM-5 was published, how a child, adolescent, or adult with autism was diagnosed changed overnight. Previously,… […]

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Why Emotional Intelligence is Essential for All Adolescents (Not Just Students with Learning Differences)

What kind of person were you in high school? Take a moment and try to think beyond the old labels and stereotypes popularized by movies and television: jock, nerd, princess, perfectionist. Were you ever impatient as a teenager? Impulsive, anxious, driven, or dreamy? Unrealistic or unmotivated? Think back to thirteen, sixteen, eighteen. How well did […]

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8 Myths About Taking a Gap Year

Despite the known personal and academic benefits of taking a gap year after high school, at present, only about 1% of Americans take advantage of the opportunity. Compare that figure to upwards of 50% of young people in countries like Denmark and Turkey, or in the UK, where taking deliberate time out has become an […]

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Navigating the Costs and Insurance Aspects of IOP Programs: A Comprehensive Guide

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of mental health, leading to an increased demand for various forms of treatment. Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) have emerged as a valuable option for individuals needing structured therapy and support while maintaining their daily routines. However, the financial aspects of IOPs can be […]

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ARISE®  Intervention: Healing the Whole Family

This is a guest blog written by James Ott is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Certified ARISE® Interventionist and Executive Director of Red Willow Counseling in Salt Lake City, Utah who wrote the introduction blog about ARISE®  Intervention model. We often talk about addiction is a family disorder. I think that most emotional difficulties […]

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What is the difference between an IOP VS PHP?

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) are both levels of care in the continuum of addiction treatment services that are often used in accordance with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria. ASAM provides guidelines for matching patients with the appropriate level of care based on their individual needs and the […]

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Boarding Schools: Answering All Your Questions Through an Ultimate Guide

Boarding schools have long been institutions of learning and development for students across the world. This guide seeks to shed light on common questions and misconceptions, offering insight into what boarding schools truly represent today (vs. what the movies portray). What Is a Boarding School? A boarding school is an educational institution where students live […]

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What is a Therapeutic Gap Year (or Semester)?

A therapeutic gap year, also known as a “gap year with therapeutic support,” is a period of time typically taken by young adults, often after high school or during college, to focus on personal growth, healing, and addressing mental health or emotional challenges. During a therapeutic gap year, individuals may engage in various therapeutic activities […]

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What Is Psychological Testing?

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After reading this blog, you will better understand the basics of psychological assessment, who administers psychological testing, the subspecialties of psychological testing and what sort of testing you or your child might need. […]

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Discover the Top 9 Boarding Schools in New England

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The pursuit of quality education has always been a cornerstone of society’s progress, and when it comes to exceptional educational experiences, boarding schools often take center stage. New England, with its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and a commitment to academic excellence, proudly hosts some of the finest boarding schools in the United States. In this […]

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