Reading Time: 5 minutes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a powerful clinical modality that can help parents and teens break unproductive patterns and strengthen their relationship. Over a decade in the treatment field, Leigh McInnis, LPC, Executive Director at Newport Academy’s Virginia location, has seen first-hand how DBT can make a significant difference in families’ lives. In this Q&A, […]
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Parents often have a hard time getting more than one-word answers out of their teens. So they might find it difficult to imagine those same adolescents revealing their deepest feelings and darkest secrets to people they just met days, hours, or even minutes ago. For many teens, the idea of allowing themselves to be truly […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is a trust-based and emotion-focused psychotherapy model developed by Guy Diamond, Suzanne Levy, and Gary Diamond. Through a series of five treatment tasks with distinct goals and strategies, ABFT is designed to address adolescent suicide and depression by repairing and strengthening caregiver-child relationships. Since early 2018, Newport Academy has been in […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes The benefits of nature therapy are powerful for teens. That’s why residential treatment centers for youth often feature Adventure Therapy and Horticulture Therapy in the great outdoors. Hence, teens experience the joy, fun, and positivity that come with nature connection. Therefore, adolescent residential treatment centers that are on or near beautiful landscapes have the opportunity […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes The utilization of evidence-based modalities is a clinical priority for Newport Academy. Evidence-based practice means making decisions about client care based on the conscientious use of the latest scientifically validated treatment strategies. This research-oriented approach results in an evidence-based treatment model that supports integrated healing. A long track record of successful recovery outcomes proves that […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Collective trauma refers to the psychological repercussions of a devastating event that affects an entire group, country, or population. That includes people of every age group—including adolescents, who may be more vulnerable to trauma than adults. While collective trauma does not impact everyone equally, it has deep and long-lasting implications for both individuals and society […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s a big difference between thriving vs. coping. The word “thrive” is defined as “flourishing” or “growing well and vigorously.” The word “coping,” however, means simply managing to get by.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Adolescent trauma isn’t a simple diagnosis. Trauma can be categorized as “big T” trauma like a natural disaster and “little t” trauma such as a new school.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Reckless behavior in teens isn’t unusual. Because the adolescent brain isn’t fully developed until a person’s mid-20s, teens often lack the ability to make informed, impulse-free decisions. And that can lead to choices that are dangerous to themselves and others, such as driving while intoxicated or unsafe sexual activity. Moreover, risky behavior can also be […]