All Kinds of News for October 04, 2017
Last week Red Oak Recovery Karyn Kaminski's presented at the 2017 National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) Northeast Regional Conference at the Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine. Working with adolescent and young adult men can feel like a game of chess. They often present as oppositional, rigid, avoidant, disengaged or treatment resistant. The co-occurence of disorders with problematic substance use can futher complicate accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning.
Primary Therapist Karyn Kaminski, MSW, LCSW presented on the value of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), a third wave behavioral approach in an integrated approach for adolescents and emerging adults with co-occuring issues. Karyn and her co-presenter, Kevin Waller, LPCS, LCAS of SUWS of the Carolinas provided valuable take aways for cliniclans to use in a client-centered approach to moving toward a values-driven life.
About Red Oak Recovery
Red Oak Recovery is located in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains, just north of Asheville, NC, and is the result of extensive experience and research for developing highly effective programming to create a foundation of long-term recovery for young adults. The program uniquely blends quality clinical care, adventure therapy, experiential therapy, 12 Step work and social skills development to create positive, and lasting change.