All Kinds of News for July 06, 2016
Daniel Fishburn, Clinical Director at SUWS of the Carolinas, recently joined mental health professionals from around the world in becoming a Certified PEERS Provider at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience. The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a renowned, evidence-based program for friendship and social-skills training, but is also appropriate for preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, and/or depression. The PEERS curriculum began with the work of Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson and Dr. Fred Frankel in 2005 and has expanded to several locations around the world.
SUWS has applied the PEERS model in the Approach program with great results. Approach serves adolescent boys ages 14-17 years of age who struggle with socio-emotional issues. Participating in the PEERS training allows Daniel to work side by side with experts in the field from different backgrounds to serve our clients. Many private practitioners, school counselors and academic researchers attend the annual trainings. Daniel looks forward to continuing our staff’s education in the application of this powerful, practical curriculum.
SUWS of the Carolinas is a wilderness treatment program for students 10-17 years of age who are working through addiction, depression, developmental disorders, and behavioral issues. Students work with a licensed clinician and experienced staff members in a supportive outdoor environment free from the stresses and distractions of everyday life. SUWS of the Carolinas operates within the Pisgah National Forest under permits issued by the United States Forest Service (USDA), and is subject to the USDA Civil Rights Non Discrimination Agreement (Form AD-475-C).