All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
In April, Shortridge Academy administrators and clinicians met for a two-day training and curriculum consultation with Dr. David Greenfield, founder and Medical Director of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, author of “Virtual Addiction,” Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and one of the world’s leading voices on process and behavioral addictions. Dr. Greenfield’s training focused on the most recent research on the neurobiology and psychopharmacology of compulsive Internet and technology use, behavioral addiction medicine and compulsive Smartphone use. Dr. Greenfield provided consultation focused on methods of assessment, psychoeducation, intervention and transition planning, to support Shortridge clinicians in their work with students.
As a therapeutic school focused on preparing students for traditional educational settings as well as healthy and productive lives, Shortridge Academy has chosen to embrace technology in order to help students learn how to use it in productive and sustainable ways. Shortridge continues its commitment to being both progressive and intentional, rather than permissive, with technology, individualizing access and supports in each student’s Positive Development Treatment Plan, and overseen by the respective Shortridge Counselor and full time Technology Director.
“Dr. Greenfield’s visit was incredibly valuable. His training only strengthened our commitment to helping students who historically have found balancing technology and important life skills problematic. There is no question that young people face real challenges as they navigate the digital world and all of its complexities. It is our goal not only to help Shortridge students achieve healthy relationships with technology, but also within other important areas of their lives. We look forward to sharing our authoritative approach to technology with you in the near future.”
Adam Rainer, Executive Director
If you would like more information about sustainable technology use at Shortridge Academy feel free to contact any member of our leadership team:
Executive Director, Adam Rainer at email@example.com
Clinical Director, Christina Smalley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Director, Kay Patch at email@example.com
Technology Director, Aaron Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Director, Anne Downey at email@example.com
COO, Mik Oyler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions Director, Katie Rainer at email@example.com
About Shortridge Academy
Shortridge Academy is a private co-ed Therapeutic Boarding School, founded in 2002, emphasizing challenging yet supportive college prep academics within a therapeutic community. Located in southeastern New Hampshire with close proximity to both the seacoast and the mountains, Shortridge’s setting and Positive Youth Development model provides students with an ideal environment to further develop their sense of self and strengthen family relationships in an intellectually stimulating learning environment reflective of a traditional boarding school.