All Kinds of News for December 06, 2017
The Blue Ridge team announced a change in programming last month when they released a press release: 5 Things to Know About Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness. The team announced the decision to focus on adolescent treatment and strengthening their core and the enhancements they have added to their program in the last sixteen months. Blue Ridge is revamping their entire clinical and academic curriculum, for both students and their families, to showcase their Blue Ridge identity and individualize treatment more than ever.
- This means working with students, ages 13-18, exclusively in Georgia, and will no longer accept students to their Footsteps program, the younger middle school age group, which has been in North Carolina. They are excited to use this opportunity to come together as a team under one roof in North Georgia, all in the same state, for the first time in eleven years. Their focus is to provide the highest quality adolescent treatment within a nomadic wilderness model.
- Jeremy Nunnelley, LPC who has been working with the middle school population since he joined the Blue Ridge team in May, has finished up his Footsteps caseload and is continuing his primary work with anxiety with adolescent boys, ages 13-18. Jeremy has a strong background in program development and will be playing an important role in revamping the curriculum and programming.
Adolescents at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness experience something that takes them beyond shifts in behavior to true second order change. It is the depth of work and individualization that matter most. The Blue Ridge model allows for the greatest amount of flexibility to meet the needs of each unique teen they work with, as well as the peer group in which they integrate. The constant, gentle pressure of this model speaks volumes to Blue Ridge students. It reminds them of their self-agency, power, compassion, responsibility, depth and resilience.
Dan McDougal, Executive Director states, "It is crucial that we continue creating a healthy and robust foundation and that our treatment program meets our vision of providing excellent clinical support to our students and families. We offer the most effective and individualized wilderness programming possible for our clients and their families and the enhancements we have made over the last year and a half support our vision as we continue to grow and evolve."
Click here to read the full blog post the changes in programming at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness.
About Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness
Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness offers clinically driven programs encompassing advanced therapeutic skill, a highly flexible nomadic wilderness therapy model, licensed wilderness therapy assessment and multiple treatment options for troubled teens ages 13-18 years old. Our individualized approach, family support and commitment to service translate to an unparalleled experience and better outcomes for adolescents and families.