All Kinds of News for May 10, 2017
The team at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness continues to strengthen the wilderness therapy program and propel forward with their vision of weaving together the inherent healing of a nomadic wilderness experience with advanced clinical skill. As part of Blue Ridge’s continuing commitment to their vision, they have refined and augmented their family services component with Ashley Green, LCSW moving from her Primary Therapist role with Footsteps into the full time role of Family Services Therapist.
This is a steadfast enhancement to Blue Ridge’s clinical programming and the company is proud to offer this supportive service to parents with a child in the wilderness therapy program. Blue Ridge believes that addressing family dynamics and improving communication between parents and children throughout the process is paramount. Both the Primary Therapist and the Family Services Therapist work closely together to individualize treatment for each student and tailor family services to each family in a way that is consistent with their needs. Blue Ridge continues to offer weekly, parent-to-parent mentoring in the form of a group call facilitated by Ashley. And so, in addition to a call with the Primary Therapist and the parent-group conference call, Ashley will offer a supplemental individual call with parents each week.
Ashley runs Parent Workshops on a monthly basis and parents are invited to attend once or more throughout their child’s time at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness. Workshops provide direct experience with clinicians, field instructors, other parents, as well as experiential activities. The goal is to educate parents on healthy parent-child relationships while connecting parents to helpful tools.
About Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness offers clinically driven programs encompassing advanced therapeutic skill, a highly flexible nomadic wilderness model, licensed wilderness therapy assessment, and multiple treatment options for troubled teenagers and pre-teens ages 10-18 years old. Our individualized approach, family support, and commitment to service translate to an unparalleled experience and better outcomes for adolescents and families.