All Kinds of News for July 15, 2020
Ashcreek Academy’s Experiential Education and Therapy programming is an important part of the day to day structure and Master Treatment Plans. The students at Ashcreek enjoy Experiential Therapy 4-5 times a week, participating in activities that are experiential in nature. The therapeutic approach is through drawing parallels to their every day lives and the behaviors that come up during these activities.
Because this programming is a robust component in the students' overall Master Treatment Plans, Ashcreek has hired an Experiential Director, who will be under the direction of the Clinical Director, Dave Archer.
Jared Miller joined the Ashcreek team earlier this year. He has experience working in Addiction Recovery and in public schools. Jared has a degree in Human Performance and Health Promotion and has taught Physical Education. Jared also does Motivational Speaking with his group, the Miller Motivation Group, when not working at Ashcreek. Jared has a passion for Addiction Recovery and helps work with the boys at Ashcreek, under the direction of the Substance Director, Greg Ostler.
Jared is excited to move into this position, as he has seen the power of healing in his time at Ashcreek. “I’m excited for this role, to help the guys get their emotions out through movement. Giving opportunities to express emotions but through physical activities like mountain biking, hiking, sports, etc. and relaying the lessons learned is an important task. Through my trials in life, I have realized the opposite of addiction and mental health issues is connection. Through recreational activities, we are able to develop relationships with each other. Staff to student and student to student. This will help them to develop healthy relationships through the rest of their lives. My main focus will be personal development; setting goals, making future plans, and setting them up for success for when they leave the program.”
Jared will work in tandem with the clinical team, developing different interventions for each boy - based on their Master Treatment Plan Goals or personal goals and life coaching interventions. This will involve things like team building exercises with other students, recovery meetings, sports teams, and other healthy activities/goals identified by the student and therapist that would enhance a student’s journey at Ashcreek.
Jared feels passionate about the work he will be doing with the young men at Ashcreek. “One thing I love about Ashcreek is being able to interact with the kids and watch them grow - from the time they enter our program and to the time I get to watch them leave. The growth of the students and the transformation that happens while they are at our school is worth more than any monetary value could hold.”
Ashcreek Academy is a home-like residential treatment center that works with male students ages 13 - 18. Ashcreek Academy focuses on the three C’s: Character, Challenge, and Community. Ashcreek Academy is located in beautiful Southern Utah and helps provide trauma-informed care through experiential modalities. Ashcreek works with the student to rebuild relationships with family and friends while carving a path for success individually. It is licensed by the State of Utah and holds a Joint Commission accreditation. For more information, please call 1-435-841-0704