All Kinds of News for September 16, 2020
Solstice West is excited to announce the promotion of Kim England, MBA, MS, CMHC to Equine Director. Kim has been an integral part of the Solstice clinical team and the Equine Therapy program for years. She began her journey at Solstice as a mentor and then worked as a team director before becoming a full-time clinician and leader in the equine program.
The equine therapy program is a key part of the clinical process at Solstice. The overall approach of the equine therapy program at Solstice West is based on relationship logic, a philosophy based on the significant body of research that supports the idea that the “therapeutic alliance” is the factor that contributes most to positive change in the therapeutic process. This “alliance” refers to healthy, trusting relationships. Solstice works to help students develop safe, secure, and authentic relationships.
Kim leads a variety of equine-assisted therapy groups throughout the week. Each group focuses on a different topic and can change based on the current needs of the milieu. Solstice is a leading trauma treatment center for teens, and the equine-assisted groups will often focus on trauma work.
“Equine therapy works well for those who struggle with trauma and attachment issues because building relationships for them has often been difficult. When they are able to get out of the office and out of their own heads with the horses, they can start to develop those relationships in a positive way, first with the horses and then with people in their lives,” Kim said.
As Equine Director, Kim will lead the ongoing development of the equine therapy program. She is excited to expand the equine-assisted therapy options for students and help them create and navigate healthy relationships.
About Solstice West RTC
Solstice West RTC is a residential treatment center for teen girls that has helped hundreds of struggling teens on their journey to solving issues like trauma, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Solstice RTC, located in Layton, Utah, offers a specialized, clinically intensive program based on the specific needs of young women. At Solstice RTC, young women discover their full potential. For additional information on Solstice RTC, please visit http://solsticertc.com/ or call 801-444-0794.