All Kinds of News for September 11, 2019
As they approach the one year mark since its inception in Fall 2018, Emerald Arrow: A Bold Path for Young Adults experiences continued success and development. With this comes evolution and expansion as it continues on its own “bold path”.
One exciting addition is the role of the Bridge Field Instructor, which supports a deeper level of clinical and field integration to carry out the vision of Emerald Arrow. Haley Carpenter, a Mentor Instructor at Emerald Arrow, recently accepted this position and serves as the primary field support to the Therapist and bridges consistency and program culture between field teams and various departments within the organization. Haley will train field instructors and oversee all aspects of staff development to deliver treatment and ancillary services. Haley's role includes assisting field teams by using creative interventions, teaching group processing skills, driving teamwork, and managing program policies and practices. Haley also plays a prime role in graduation ceremonies and she supports family members when they visit the field.
Anne Wilzbacher, LPC Primary Therapist for Emerald Arrow describes, “Part of the vision from the beginning was to support building a foundation for sustainable health and vital living, and the Bridge position helps narrow in on our programming and training with field instructors to provide consistent, creative, and clinically informed work each week. It will help fuel the field instructors’ skill sets and will empower them to step into their own creativity while keeping the vision alive. I am so honored to have Haley step into this role, as she was one of the original field instructors to help launch Emerald Arrow from the beginning.”
Haley is a gifted artist and dancer and she teaches and facilitates Creative Exposure and Expression through Emerald Arrow’s intensives. Some of her teachings include painting, felting, quilting, wood working, weaving and dance. Haley has been with the company for over three years, and with Emerald Arrow since it opened. Haley shares, “Moving into the Bridge position seemed to be a natural next step. I was excited to help develop Emerald Arrow and the vision intended for the program from the beginning”.
Emerald Arrow is a Bold Path for young adults to thoughtfully and safely “root” into who they are and what they have to offer to themselves and others. Program elements (listed below) are interwoven throughout a young adult’s time with Emerald Arrow to give them the opportunity to understand more clearly what they are capable of.
- Integrated and Individualized Clinical Work
- Family Systems Focus and Support
- Core Wilderness Work and Primitive Skills
- Intensive Group Psychotherapy
- Creative Exposure/Expression and Skill Building Weekly Intensives
- Thoughtful Transition Preparation
These program elements are set up to bring about more authentic connections, deeper consciousness, stronger responsibility, and devoted gratitude. Young adults experience the revealing effects of nature, in-depth clinical insight and intervention, integrated with creativity and purpose-driven experiences all setting a strong foundation for them to move forward in their lives.