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Solstice East offers a unique spin on Adventure therapy that is unlike any other RTC. The students are taken off campus each Friday and Saturday to learn different modules and then they will go on many camping trips to practice those skills throughout the year. They have done white water rafting, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc. They will also do other Experiential tasks, such as art therapy, cooking classes, and other hands on learning.
The adventure therapists are also well versed in processing the Experiential part that pulls the students out of their comfort zones and illustrates, experientially, how they approach tasks is how they approach every day life.
For example, they could be tasked with building their favorite animal out of clay. To provide motivation as well as realism, a catch might be that they only have one minute to build it. The adventure therapists would observe how they approach this task.
- Do they keep smashing it and starting over because it's not perfect?
- Do they watch others and compare their projects?
- Do they take the easy way out and roll a snake so they can be done quickly?
After this task was completed, the entire group would reflect on the challenge and each student's approach and process why certain things came up. Experiential tasks are a very influential way for students to learn and grow.
About Solstice East RTCSolstice East serves females and transgender students aged 14-18 as a licensed residential treatment center focusing on complex diagnoses, utilizing our clinicians' deep understanding of Trauma Based Therapy. As a clinically focused treatment provider, our clients receive individual, group and family therapy in conjunction with a variety of treatment modalities like Adventure Therapy and Equine Therapy program. All the different treatment modalities offered assist clients in learning new skills kinesthetically to help get to their core problems quicker.