All Kinds of News for June 05, 2019
Solstice East is constantly looking into ways to reduce length of stay for students and have better outcomes. Solstice East has been using the TF-EAP (Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) as well as EAGALA with their students for years now. This model has proven extremely effective with students with trauma, as it is experiential in nature. Executive Clinical Director Jenny Selent made a goal for the clinical team this year - to learn how to be even better in treating pre-verbal and complex trauma. She was interested in finding more ways to reach those kids and how to do it in a more efficient way.
After researching modalities that would help these students, she settled in on a few different methods. All primary therapists and clinical directors are now trained in Brainspotting and EMDR to help them treat their students in a more efficient and effective way. Another thing that the clinical team is doing together is reading the book “Dare to Lead” and implementing these lessons in a very real, day to day kind of way. “We want our team to be in relationship with each other in a way that we will see reflecting through the milieu. We are using Dare to Lead to guide us through a process of being better in our relationships with each other, for the sake of our relationship with each other and the kids we serve,” Jenny said.
Next on the docket in terms of training is Integration Based Stress Removal, which focuses heavily on the somatic processing and healing of trauma. Jenny added, “We have been in a process of creating more dynamic and experiential groups for our students, which includes adding more clinical support to the groups, more dynamic group modalities, experiential opportunities (e.g., processing with the horses), doing experiential DBT, and doing initiatives with the adventure therapy team.”
Solstice East is proud to bolster a strong clinical program as well as a thriving academic/college prep program. If you would like more information about Solstice East, please contact Kris: Kris@SolsticeEast.com.
About Solstice East
Solstice East is a residential treatment center for adolescents ages 14-18 located just outside of Asheville, NC. Solstice East has helped hundreds of students and their families with issues ranging from depression and anxiety to trauma and behavioral problems. Solstice East is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and academically accredited by AdvancED and the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Additionally, Solstice East is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.