All Kinds of News for September 14, 2016
Elevations RTC, a residential treatment center for teens ages 13-18, proudly highlights the specialized groups that meet weekly on campus. Each group is led by clinicians who focus on a specific therapeutic topic. The specialized groups provide an educational and therapeutic opportunity for students to learn more about specific struggles they may be experiencing.
Description of each of the six specialized groups offered:
- Attachment: Led by Phyllis Tronrud CMHC, this group helps students understand what attachments they currently have. Within the group, students gain insight into relationship patterns and how their attachment plays a part in unhealthy relationships. In understanding their own attachments, students problem-solve ways to overcome maladaptive patterns of behavior.
- Experiential Therapy: Led by Kim Williams-Redmond, CPCI, this group explores the ways which experiential therapy can help students better understand their inner strengths and weaknesses. Through activities like role playing and guided imagery, students can identify and address hidden struggles.
- Codependency: Led by Jennifer Maddock, LMFT, this group provides members with a space to process and discuss relationships they are struggling with. In the group, they can seek feedback and support from other group members and their therapist. The group covers topics such as lying, boundary issues, confusing love and pity, and feeling inadequate.
- Art therapy: The art therapy group, led by Ryan Faust, CSW, provides students with an outlet to express thoughts and emotions through nonverbal means. This specialty group is designed to allow students the opportunity to utilize their creativity and personal insight to further their treatment goals. The group focus ranges from topics such as fear, anxiety, depression and recovery.
- Body Image: Led by Anna Chauncey, CSW, the body image group provides an opportunity for group members to explore factors influencing the way they view their bodies and identify strategies to challenge current negative beliefs around the way they look. This involves increasing awareness and identification of current automatic negative self-talk and working to challenge these beliefs and work towards increased acceptance.
- Aggression Replacement Training: Led by Peter Brickey, CMHC, this group focuses on aggression replacement training, helping students rein in aggression through discussions and lessons around social skills, anger control, and moral reasoning.
“Our specialized groups provide a unique experience for students to learn more about specific issues they struggle with and work towards addressing those issues,” says Jennifer Wilde, LCSW, Executive Clinical Director of Elevations RTC. “They also help promote a strong peer culture on campus through peer support within these groups.”
About Elevacations RTC
Elevations RTC is a unique residential treatment center that works with both young men and women ages 13 - 18. Elevations offers guidance, support and relief to young men and women struggling with issues like trauma, depression, mood disorders, behavioral problems, and substance abuse. Elevations RTC is located in Utah and provides specialized, clinically intensive programs for troubled teens.