Clinical Department Change and Opportunity at Shortridge Academy
Shortridge Academy Clinical Director Christina Smalley, LMHC will be shifting responsibilities to better balance the care of her family due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Shortridge Academy was founded 18 years ago and for the past 15 years, Smalley has been an instrumental part of the Clinical Team. Now continuing to work closely with the Clinical and Admissions teams in her new position as Clinical Specialist, Smalley will focus her keen eye on the school’s culture and clinical fit to help shape the community of incoming students.
“This was not at all an easy decision, but I believe leaders do what is best for their teams, and in that way, the decision made itself. I have a fantastic team of therapists and an outstanding leadership team here at Shortridge Academy,” said Smalley, LMHC. She went on to say, “I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue working with our excellent staff and students in a different capacity, and am looking forward to a new chapter in my career. I’m excited to have a fresh perspective from a new Clinical Director as well!” Smalley will continue to be involved in training, supervision, and other campus events, and will be on campus one day a week. She will also continue to work with the Student Leadership Team and Management Team.
“We are excited that in her new role, Christina’s clinical expertise and experience with our Positive Youth Development philosophy will serve to strengthen the admissions process for families as well as enhance our school’s clinical milieu,” Adam Rainer Founder & CEO.
Shortridge Academy is the most normalized and progressive therapeutic boarding school in the country. Its strength-based, authoritative approach supports well those students struggling with anxiety, depression, family dysfunction, and learning disabilities. Shortridge prepares students to return to traditional academic settings by practicing skills through access to technology, frequent home visits, off-campus trips, and work-study opportunities.
Shortridge Academy is actively interviewing to find an experienced and dynamic Clinical Director to join the leadership team. If you would like more information please contact Head of School, Mik Oyler, at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (866) 828-9243, or visit our new website ShortridgeAcademy.com
About Shortridge Academy
Shortridge Academy is a private co-ed Therapeutic Boarding School, founded in 2002, emphasizing challenging yet supportive college prep academics within a therapeutic community. Located in southeastern New Hampshire with close proximity to both the seacoast and the mountains, Shortridge’s setting and Positive Youth Development model provides students with an ideal environment to further develop their sense of self and strengthen family relationships in an intellectually stimulating learning environment reflective of a traditional boarding school.