Wilderness Therapy & Residential Treatment Center Journey
By Andy Goldstrom
Wilderness Therapy & Residential Treatment Center JourneyJun 19, 2023
New Podcast Announcement - Winning Parenting
This podcast episode is an announcement for a new podcast, called Winning Parenting. It is focused on all aspects of parenting and leverages the training and experience I have as a parent coach. It provides insights and approaches for parenting beyond children in programs.
To have a listen, click on this link (for Apple Podcasts) - Winning Parenting Podcast.
For more information about Andy's Parent Coaching Business - Parents Journey Coaching
For more information about Sky's The Limit Fund - SLTF
For more information about UCONN's Center for Neurodiversity - UCONN
For more information about Other Parents Like Me - OPLM
Changes to the Behavioral Health Industry
In this episode, we will explore the myriad of changes in the behavioral health industry. It includes:
1. Why I am recording again
2. Changes in the industry
3. Breaking Code Silence
4. New congressional bill proposed
5. What it means to you
Season 3/Episode 17: Susie McDaniel - Executive Director of LearningRx about how to improve cognitive ability in our children
In this episode, we speak to Susie McDaniel, Executive Director of LearningRx. LearningRx offers brain training programs for kids, teens, adults, and students who are having learning difficulties!
With brain training, you or your child can improve core learning and thinking skills, including attention span, memory, and thinking speed. They also offer programs that focus on specific brain training goals, like improved reading skills, or cognitive training for brain injuries.
During our discussion, we covered the following topics:
- Whom do you serve
- Types of programs
- Results achieved/difference from other programs
- Process to engage
- Contact info
For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.
Special Episode: Our Treatment Programs Need Your Help!
In this special episode, Andy Goldstrom shares that our treatment programs are being threatened by celebrities, lobbyists and older recipients of treatment. As a result, for those who care about our kids and their parents, we need to act. Write an email imploring these governmental leaders to help our programs, not further restrict them or take them down. If they do, this will be a real tragedy.
Email addresses are:
Utah State Senator Michael McKell – firstname.lastname@example.org
OR State Senator Sara Gelser Blouin – email@example.com
CA Congressman Ro Khanna – https://khanna.house.gov/contact/email
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to cc me on your emails - email@example.com.
Season 3/Episode 16: Trails Carolina - An impactful discussion with Jeremy Whitworth, Co-Executive Director of Wilderness Therapy Program Trails Carolina
Today, we chat with Jeremy Whitworth. Trails Carolina is a very unique program. Based outside of Asheville, NC, this program caters to 10-17 year-olds and supports their families as well. It has an academic, wilderness and campus focus. In addition, they have completed an objective study with an outside party about the effectiveness of their program. The. results are impressive and also indicative of the success of the programs in general, not just with Trails Carolina. Tune in and enjoy!
You can find out more at https://trailscarolina.com/.
Season 3/Episode 15: Chasing Carson - Dawn McCord and her story and book about her son's battle with addiction
In today's episode, we talk with Dawn McCord, mother of Carson McCord.
Carson battled a fierce drug addiction that led him to overdoses, hospital visits, loss of hearing, parental nightmares and finally a trip to wilderness therapy and other forms of treatment. Dawn relives and shares her harrowing true story to help us understand addiction is prevalent, especially with adolescents and there is a community to support parents. She has written a moving book about her experience as well. Order the book here Chasing Carson Book.
Season 3/Episode 14: Andy Goldstrom interviewed on Skys the Limit Fund Speaker Series
In this episode, Andy is interviewed on the topic "How to survive wilderness therapy as a parent?".
Check our my coaching site www.parentsjourneycoaching.net for more information.
Also, check out www.skysthelimitfund.org for more information on this great non-profit that helps families afford Wilderness Therapy.
Season 3/Episode 13: Other Parents Like Me - COO Casie Fariello introduces us to a new online community
On this episode, we speak with Casie about the new virtual community she and her partners have created. It is a virtual membership platform that is building a safe community for parents of children struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. They offer multiple daily meetings, held on zoom where parents can share their stories with unlimited access as well as guest speakers and an invaluable resource hub.
See www.oplm.com for more information.
Season 3/Episode 12: Substance Use Community Program - with Brittany Garner of The Phoenix.
In this episode, we follow up on our discussion about parents and their children who have or are struggling with substance use.
Brittany Garner, Program Manager at The Phoenix, joins us to discuss their community programs and how it helps people who chose to live a sober life and support mental, physical and spiritual well being.
The topics we discuss include:
· Why do you suggest to parents, they aren’t responsible for their children’s addictions?
· Why do you call The Phoenix an AND program?
· Give us some details about the program itself.
· You are all over the country to support people. In these locales, how and where do you meet?
· Why is it important for those who choose a sober life to have good mental, physical and spiritual well-being?
· What is peer to peer mean at The Phoenix?
· The Phoenix isn’t a treatment center or hospital, but has access to resources. Can you please describe what this is?
· How can parents best reach you to find out more about The Phoenix?
You can find out more at www.thephoenix.org.
Season 3/Episode 11: Substance Use Help: Elizabeth Fikes from Stonewater Recovery
In this episode, we interview Elizabeth Fikes, Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center's Found and Director of Outreach & Communications. They are based in Oxford, MS and serve adolescent boys experiencing substance use issues while also supporting their families.
We engage on the following topics:
· What makes a program like yours that focuses on substance abuse first unique?
· Tell me about your Private School and why you wanted to incorporate it as an offering?
· Why do children’s substance use and associated mental health issues continue to grow in our society?
· What can parents do to best stay in front of their children before they get into substance use?
· When children are battling substances and are at your program, how do parents stay engaged?
· What is it about the CS Lewis quote I’m about to read that resonated with you? “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
· How can parents best reach you to find out more about Stonewater?
To find out more, click on this link: www.stonewaterrecovery.com.
Season 3/Episode 10: Adoption: Managing the mental health of you and your adopted child with Dore Frances
Dore Frances is the owner of Horizon Family Solution, https://www.horizonfamilysolutions.com.
Horizon Family Solutions is a boutique concierge educational consulting firm that assists learners from middle school grades through young adults with diverse learning goals. She has a specialty in parents of adopted children.
Today we talk about:
· What is unique about adopted children who may be struggling with mental illness as opposed to other children?
· What are the unique challenges that parents face in raising adopted children?
· Do you see certain trends/patterns with adopted children from certain parts of the world vs. others?
· How can therapy help parents and their children in these scenarios?
· What does your practice do that helps families and their children?
· Can you tell us about your radio show and what it offers parents?
· How can parents best reach you to find out more?
Season 3/Episode 9: Joe Feldman on Medical Necessity Letters
In this impactful episode, we once again connect with Joe Feldman.
He and some other brilliant colleagues wrote a paper published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice that provides research about the value of medical necessity letters. You can download the article at the following link - Journal of Psychiatric Practice. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly email it to you.
Joe can be reached at email@example.com.
Season 3/Episode 8: Wingate Wilderness Therapy with Shayne Gallagher
In this episode, we speak with the Founder and Executive Director of a unique program based in Southern Utah.
Shayne Gallagher shares with us the following:
· Wingate Therapy origins and focus
· AWE/Actual Wilderness Experience
· Good candidates for the program
· Typical day
· Trends in the industry
· Recommendations for parents who are struggling with their child right now
· Contact information
You can find out more at https://www.wingatewildernesstherapy.com/
Season 3/Episode 7: Eternal Strength - Atlanta based Therapeutic Youth Center
In this episode, which was recorded on site at Eternal Strength, I interview the co-founders, Wes Robins and Zac Sweat.
They have a market disrupting therapeutic youth center that offers a wide array of holistic therapeutic support. They provide counseling/psychotherapy, therapeutic mentoring/coaching, process therapy groups, psycho educational therapy groups and integrative wellness/fitness/nutrition support.
The center includes a multitude of experiential/activity arenas: musical jam area, full recording studio, podcast room, art studio (paints, sketching, graphic design), ceramics studio, rock wall, wim hof station, recreation arena (pool table, dart board), video game arena, virtual reality and finally a state of the art fitness center.
For more information, see www.eternalstrengthatl.com.
Season 3/Episode 6: Crossroads Discovery with Sheldon Nelson
In this episode, we talk with Sheldon Nelson, President of Crossroads Discovery.
It is an AZ based program that helps adolescents through outdoor living skills.
Unlike traditional wilderness programs, Crossroads offers shorter length programs that run 6 to 21 days, which have a unique impact, but at a far lower cost.
For more information about the program, see www.crossroadsdiscovery.com.
Season 3/Episode 5: Spring Ridge Academy Therapeutic Boarding School with Suzie Courtney
In this episode, we speak with Suzie Courtney.
She is the enthusiastic and articulate Executive Director of a unique program based in AZ for teenage girls.
She is also a fan of this podcast, for which I am very grateful.
You can find out more about her program at www.springridgeacademy.com.
Season 3/Episode 4: Discovery Ranch for Girls and Boys and Experiential Learning
In this impactful episode, I am joined by Clinton Dorny, Executive Director, and Shelly Thomas, Admissions Director, from Discovery Ranch for Boys as well as Sarah Yardley, Admissions Director from Discovery Ranch for Girls. They are multi-campus, Utah based, residential treatment centers that serve struggling teens to learn the skills they needed to heal, thrive, and reunite with their families. Their programs focus on experiential learning, including raising calves, equine therapy, sports and theatre activities.
To find out more about Discovery Ranch for Boys, go to www.discoveryranch.net.
To find out more about Discovery Ranch for Girls, go to www.discoveryranchforgirls.com.
Season 3/Episode 3: Bump into the World: A Discussion with Andrew Taylor of Purelife Adventure
In this episode, we have a really interesting discussion with Andrew Taylor, the Founder of Purelife Adventure.
Based in Costa Rica, Purelife is a young adult adventure therapy program. It uses the outdoors and a success plan to help young adults struggling grow.
Pure Life uses a strengths-based, integrated clinical model in which students quickly learn new, healthy coping strategies, behavioral and emotional regulation, leadership skills, and life skills that lead to future success.
A truly interesting part of the discussion focuses on helping young people "bump into the world". You can't learn and adapt without trying, while both succeeding and making mistakes.
You can find out more about this unique program at www.purelifeadventure.com.
Season 3/Episode 2: In Balance Academy Therapeutic Boarding School with Patrick Barrasso
In this episode, we talk to Patrick Barrasso, Founder and Executive Director of In Balance Academy Therapeutic Boarding School, in Tucson, AZ.
He is a noted psychotherapist with over 25 years of extensive training and experience in adolescent and adult substance abuse and mental health treatment. He is the "heart and soul" of the In Balance programs. His dedication, direction and personal commitment to helping adolescents and their families is demonstrated in all aspects of treatment. His extensive experience makes him a frequent presenter at both local and national conferences. He has presented at the U.S. Journal Training National conferences, and the FACES, Family and Addiction Conferences and Educational Seminars on a variety of adolescent treatment topics including the challenges of overcoming the culture of adolescent substance abuse.
In Balance Academy is a nationally recognized, Joint Commission Accredited, family owned and operated, therapeutic boarding school developed around a clinically sophisticated model that effectively blends evidence-based, research-proven traditional and non-traditional therapy and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Additionally, the program incorporates relapse prevention techniques, equine therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, E.M.D.R., family therapy, Positive Peer Culture and an array of experiential treatment modalities. In Balance serves young men, ages 14-17.8, who are struggling with substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders.
For more information about Patrick, his team and the In Balance Academy program, go to www.inbalanceacademy.com.
Season 3/Episode 1: Residential Treatment for Boys with Raymond Archuleta of Vista Magna
We speak about his background, his program, his thoughts on the industry and where to contact him.
For more information, please see www.vistatc.com.
Season 2/Episode 17: Will White and the History of Wilderness Therapy
In this engaging discussion, we talk about:
· History of Wilderness Therapy
· Industry Growth
· Ongoing Controversies
· Where the industry is headed and what are some key priorities
· NATSAP and other industry groups
· Advice to parents
· Contact info.
Information about Summit Achievement can be found at www.summitachievement.com.
Will's podcast can be found here: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stories-from-the-field-demystifying-wilderness-therapy/id1440862416
Season 2/Episode 16: Building Resilience in Our Children: A conversation with Dr. Michele Borba, author of Thrive
- Concern about raising children in this current generation.
- Defining a Thriver and the 7 character strengths.
- What parents should know about resilience.
- What the one question parents need to know to raise more confident kids.
- How parents can help their children cope and feel less anxious.
- With the learning environment at schools changing, what parts of childhood development parents should care about most.
- What parents of older children, even young adults, can do differently to help inspire them to be thrivers
- Where you can find and order the book.
Season 2/Episode 15: Existential Despair: How Melissa Bernstein from Melissa & Doug overcame her mental health challenges
Season 2/Episode 14: Insurance Coverage from a Lawyer's Perspective
Today, we are going to take another look at the cost of therapeutic services, this time, from a legal perspective.
Mark DeBofsky, a principal with DeBofsky, Sherman, Casciari & Reynolds, joins us to inform us on:
- Types of situations eligible for coverage and impact of ERISA and parity law
- Not taking No for an answer
- How to maximize success if denied by your insurance company
- External review opportunities
- When to seek a lawyer
- Latest trends
For additional information, Mark can be reached at 312/561-4040 and www.debofsky.com.
Special Episode: My reaction to Paris Hilton's recent advocacy for regulations in behavioral therapy programs
Season 2/Episode 13: Allie's Comeback - A story of courage and second chances with Allie Armbruster Bennett and her mom Belinda.
This could be one of our most powerful episodes to date.
As a young adult, Allie was a drug addict who ended up in jail and was a convicted felon.
Yet, she pulled herself up, finished college and just graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia State Law School. She recently married and is starting a job with a prominent law firm.
From low points to recovery to success, Allie and Belinda share their story as well as lessons learned.
Enjoy this fascinating and inspirational episode.
To read up more on Allie, click on this link: https://news.gsu.edu/magazine/allies-comeback
Season 2/Episode 12: Creating Parent Support Communities with Jan Rao
We are pleased to be able to talk to Jan Rao, who runs Willows in the Wind. In the communities of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz, California, Willows in the Wind provides safe, structured support groups where parents can share with one another and glean valuable information. Whether you are considering an in-home program, therapeutic residential placement, assistance with transitioning home, valuable parent coaching, Willows can help.
This podcast provides insight to help parents understand how there are various ways to get support and opportunities to connect in your community.
Special Episode: My reaction to Kenneth Rosen's new book "Troubled: The Failed Promise of America's Behavioral Treatment Programs"
For more information on NATSAP, click on the link below.
Season 2/Episode 11: Parenting in a Digital World during Uncertain Times - a conversation with Titania Jordan, Chief Parent Officer of Bark
We are pleased to be able to speak with Titania Jordan from Bark. Titania is Bark’s Chief Parent Officer. Bark is a technology application that enables parents to monitor, detect, alert and manage their children’s social activities for signs of harmful interactions and content. Bark’s work has been impactful. In partnership with parents and schools, Bark has protected more than 5.2 million children, prevented 16 school shootings and detected 81,000 severe self-harm situations. Titania and her co-author Mark McKee just released an amazing book called Parenting in a Tech World.
Special Announcement: Andy Goldstrom secures Parent Coaching Certifications - Expands Parent Coaching Business
Subsequent to launching the podcast and further engaging with parents, I determined that having a professional coaching certification will enable me to help more parents in a deeper and more meaningful way. As a result, this past Fall, I completed not one, but two, certification programs. These include the Parent Coach Trainers Academy, which is recognized by the International Coaching Federation and the JAI Institute for Parenting.
If you wish to explore parent coaching or know someone who may be interested, feel free to contact me at 770-633-2260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Season 2/Episode 10: Family as Medicine discussion with Dr. Paul Sunseri
One person we wish we knew when we were at our depths was Dr. Paul Sunseri. He's a therapist who supports parents and their children and does it with them together as a single unit. Had we done this instead of having separate therapy for Audrey and ourselves, the path may have been much smoother.
Paul can best be reached at www.myiift.org.
Season 2/Episode 9: Resources to Recover and Laurel House with Jay Boll
Laurel House serves mentally ill in Southern Connecticut with practical tools to enhance cognitive abilities and real world skills. The Thinking Well Program is unique and impactful.
Given it is a robust website, Resources to Recover has a broader reach. It is a directory of family endorsed providers that is very extensive.
Check out www.rtor.org and www.laurelhouse.net for more information.
Season 2/Episode 8: Alcoholism - What you don't know about it and how it can affect you and your child - a conversation with Claudia Christian
Claudia developed Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in her thirties and struggled with the addiction until she came upon a solution that is 78% effective for users.
In this compelling episode, Claudia shares with us her story and how The Sinclair Method (TSM) can be an effective solution for parents and their children who are alcoholics or even pre-disposed to it. It is a bit longer than our typical episode, but so well worth it.
For more information on Claudia's foundation to help educate and address alcohol addiction, go to www.cthreefoundation.org. And make sure to watch her TedX talk which is on the first page of the website.
Season 2/Episode 7: Suicide - How to best identify and address it with your family and children with Frank King
Suicide is increasing rapidly, up 60% in the past 12 years.
Covid is putting extra stress on all of us with 25% thinking suicidal thoughts.
How to we understand suicide and address it better?
Frank King, a suicide prevention speaker and comedian, shares with us his perspective in this valuable and informative episode you don't want to miss.
You can find more about Frank at www.thementalhealthcomedian.com.
Season 2/Episode 6: Mindfulness Based Therapy with Josh & Maureen White of Red Mountain Sedona and Colorado
Season 2/Episode 5: Christian Therapy Programs: Evangelical Outreach vs. Clinical Programs with Mark Barrentine
Today, we shift gears and go into the history of wilderness therapy, residential treatment center and other forms of therapy. Many of the organizations that formed as part of this ecosystem in the 1990’s were faith based. Through a combination of religion and therapy, this was a new and evolutionary solution that helped children.
Now, there are many programs that have Christian foundational elements that serve different purposes for different families. The evangelical outreach programs focus primarily on promoting religion whereas the clinical programs offer therapy in a Christian context.
So, we wanted to explore this and are pleased that Mark Barrentine, Executive Director of Evangelhouse Christian Academy, could join us.
Mark can be reached at www.evangelhouse.com.
Season 2/Episode 4: Transition & Aftercare with Dave Herz of Wonder
Most aren't and can use a helping hand to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible and that old behaviors do not redevelop and become problematic.
In this episode, we talk with Dave Herz, founder of Wonder.
He shares with us what Transition and Aftercare are, why these are needed services, how they are delivered typically and in the current Covid environment and how to get in touch.
For more information about Dave and his team's services, check out www.teamwonder.org.
Season 2/Episode 3: Working with an Insurance Appeals Service Provider with Karen Fessel, Mental Health and Autism Insurance Project
In this great and conversational episode, we speak with Karen Fessel, the Executive Director and Founder of the Mental Health and Autism Insurance Project. We talk about the following relating to getting insurance coverage for wilderness therapy and after care programs:
- Why it is so challenging to get insurance to cover wilderness therapy and after treatment programs?
- If parents don’t get covered initially, they need to file an appeal. Can you describe to our listeners how this process works and what they can be most successful?
- What trends do you see today from the insurance companies in this space?
- What is Mental Health and Autism Insurance project? Origin, all services (education, legislation, work with individual families).
- How does the Mental Health and Autism Insurance Project help parents and what is unique about the firm in serving clients?
- What does it cost to work with your firm?
- How can we best reach you?
You can reach Karen at https://www.mhautism.org.
Season 1/Episode 4: A child's perspective. An interview with our daughter, Audrey.
In this special episode, Lori interviews Audrey about her experiences before, during and after Wilderness Therapy and Residential Treatment.
She describes struggling as a teenager with short term memory challenges, her battle with anxiety and depression and her time away from home where she learned how to cope and prepare herself for being a responsible and stable young adult.
This is unique opportunity for parents to hear and learn about how a child thinks and feels going through this process.
You are not alone.
Season 2/Episode 2: College Support Programs with Jake Weld of Mansfield Hall
Jake shares with us how students aren't qualified for college life and what they need to do to succeed. He describes how Mansfield Hall and Virtual Hall offer services to help students make the transition to college.
You can find out more about Mansfield Hall and Virtual Hall at www.mansfieldhall.org and www.virtualhall.org.
The link for the article referenced in the podcast episode is: Rethinking-how-we-assess-college-readiness
Season 1/Episode 1: Podcast Launch and Introduction
We are so excited to launch this podcast! It is produced by parents who, like you, are currently or have been involved in this unexpected journey with your child and family. There are a lot of great resources out there, but they are highly fragmented. We want this podcast to be a go to place for information and comfort. We will have engaging topics with guest speakers that will provide good guidance and inspiration as you navigate your journey.
Our first episode describes the podcast itself and what to expect. We introduce ourselves, suggest why we created this podcast, what the podcast schedule and content will look like, what topics we will cover and how you, the listener, can best participate and benefit.
Listen and enjoy!
For more information, click on www.parentsjourney.net.
Season 2/Episode 1: Allkindsoftherapy.com. A chat with Jenney Wilder.
Where do you go if you need great information about all things related to the treatment journey? Well, you can certainly come to our website www.parentsjourney.net, where we feature great podcasts with experts from all aspects of this ecosystem. You can also go to www.allkindsoftherapy.com. It is the most comprehensive website with access to experts, blogs and other resources for parents to explore and research. Today, we spoke with founder, owner and curator, Jenney Wilder about the website and how parents can be utilize all it has to offer. www.allkindsoftherapy.com
Season 1/Episode 13: Residential Treatment with Mona Treadway of Dragonfly Transitions
As suggested in this episode, Residential Treatment typically lasts 9-12 months. There's a lot of good and tough work to be done by both children and their parents during this time.
During our conversation, we asked Mona about the following:
- What is your background and how did you become a part of DF?
- What is residential treatment and why is it important?
- You are based in OR. What makes DF unique that parents should know about to send their children there?
- What types of therapy do you employ/embrace with the children?
- How is DF managing through the coronavirus epidemic?
- What is a parent’s visitation weekend like at DF?
- What can parents do to best prepare for their children to transition from wilderness therapy to residential treatment and from residential treatment to come home?
- How is DF managing through the coronavirus epidemic?
- How can people interested in DF best get in touch?
Please see www.dragonflytransitions.com for more information.
Special Episode: What We've Learned from our First 12 Podcast Episodes by your Hosts: Lori & Andy Goldstrom
We've been broadcasting since April and have learned quite a bit.
So, since this podcast is by parents for parents, we thought it would be great to take a pause, reflect on what we've learned to date and share it to help parents in their journeys.
We created a top 10 list and it is:
1. The Struggle Is Real
2. We Often Make the Same Mistakes
3. Being a Good Parent Takes Muscle Memory
4. Parent Coaching is Something Every Parent Should Consider
5. It's OK to be Vulnerable
6. The Industry Remains Very Fragmented
7. The Approach of Managing Cost is Challenging
8. Science is Evolving
9. There are a lot of Good Choices Out There
10. Do Something with Your Partner that Gives Back
Season 1/Episode 12: Securing a Grant to offset Wilderness Therapy costs with Nancy Moore of Skys The Limit Fund
We are excited to discuss the financial impact of sending your child away for treatment and one way to offset these costs. Today, we have an awesome opportunity to speak with Nancy Moore, the Executive Director at Skys The Limit Fund. Nancy and her team are some really smart and generous people who saw this financial burden and decided to find a way to provide grants to parents in need to help them financially during the Wilderness Therapy process.
Season 1/Episode 11: A discussion with Krissy Pozatec, author of The Parallel Process
Parents need to learn and heal just as their children do while away at therapy.
Many parents hope that by sending their children away for help, they will get better and come home more equipped to handle life's stresses.
While this is often true, most parents don't realize that they were also part of the dynamic that contributed to their children's challenges and need to address them through their own therapy.
Krissy's book is well known throughout the treatment industry because it is so insightful and inspiring about the impact parents can have when the embrace the 4 principles she discusses.
This is a do not miss episode.
In addition to her book, Krissy has group and online coaching programs worth checking out. You can find more at:
One side note, our daughter Audrey was a co-presenter with Krissy at The Sky's the Limit Fund annual fundraiser held on 7/22. Audrey's audio presentation was posted on 7/22 on this podcast site. Catch it if you haven't yet listened in.
Special Episode: Audrey’s Presentation at The Sky's The Limit Annual Fundraiser - July 22, 2020
Season 1/Episode 10: Parent Coaching with Barb and Colin Cass
In this episode, we focus on how It's really important for parents to learn new skills to communicate and work with one another and with their child.
Parent coaches help address this family issue and enables both the parents and their children to do the necessary work.
As discussed in our earlier wonderful episode with Joe Hall, research has shown that families are far more successful if the parents are engaged and take responsibility for their part of the dynamic.
Barb and Colin share with us the following:
- Their backgrounds
- Why parents need coaching
- When is the best time to engage a parent coach
- How Barb and Colin work with parents
- What does an engagement looks like - how long does it last and how is it paid for
- Contact info
Season 1/Episode 9: The CASA Development Process with Rob Gent of Embark
Rob Gent, Chief Clinical Officer for Embark, which owns and runs 16 programs nationally, including Wilderness Therapy, Residential Treatment, Young Adult and Intensive Outpatient Programs.
Rob shared the Embark business model and programs, their CASA Developmental Trauma Treatment Model, the difference between chronological and emotional development in children and what parents should know and can do and how children and their parents can re-establish trust and unconditional love.
This episode was really full of great information and really fascinating. We could have gone on much longer for sure.
For more information, Rob and his team can best be reached at www.embarkbh.com or email@example.com.
Season 1/Episode 8: How to get your expenses covered by the insurance companies with Joe Feldman
We wish we heard this episode before we unsuccessfully filed our claims with our insurance provider.
This amazing episode highlight's Joe's story and what he recommends to give you the best chance to ensure you can get covered by your insurance company.
We will discuss Joe's recommended and extremely valuable 10 point check list that can be found at https://www.thekennedyforum.org/blog/10-steps-to-securing-insurance-coverage-for-mental-health-care/.
You can also find out more information about the organization where Joe volunteers and advocates. https://www.thekennedyforum.org.
This is another interesting article relating to insurance coverage. Appropriately called Hiking and Camping for $500/day. Let me call my Insurer. ConvergenceArticle
If you want to reach Joe directly, his email for this specific type of help is firstname.lastname@example.org.