All Kinds of News for February 03, 2016
Moonridge Academy (UT) Clinical Director Jennifer Hedrick, MS, LCMHC wiill be presenting at NATSAP next week:
What if pretending to be an algebra instructor, who can only speak in Brittany Spears song lyrics, teaching to a class full of lactose intolerant zebras could help others understand the basic guidelines for honest relationships? Using improv as a therapeutic tool can be an effective way to help parallel this idea.
The four basic rules of improv are
1) Always “Yes and”
2) Commit fully
3) Leave your ego at the door
This presentation will demonstrate how using the rules of imrov can provide structured opportunities to teach teens about honesty in relationships, validation and having a heart at peace. This presentation will also include an experiential activity. Join us Thursday morning!
Originally from Southern California, Jennifer came to Utah to attend both undergraduate and graduate school. She comes to Moonridge Academy from Southern Utah University where she worked in student development and academia for 18 years. She has received a significant amount of training in, and teaches, human development and group psychotherapy. Her experience has been diverse. She has worked with a variety of different ages and issues including intensive trauma groups, eating disorders, family of origin and attachment. Jennifer started working with adolescents in 2008 and discovered her passion for helping young people gain confidence in the understanding and expression of personal emotion. Jennifer not only loves working with youth but believes that strong family work is an integral part of the change process.