Watch as Newport Academy’s Dr. Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC, Chief Clinical Officer and Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC, Vice President of Clinical Outreach join with parents from across the country in our Parent University webinar series to discuss strategies for connection between parents and their children.
Parent University Webinar
Dr. Barbara Nosal developed and oversees the clinical and family programs for Newport Academy’s residential and outpatient treatment programs. Dr. Nosal has worked with adolescents and families in the field of mental health, teenage depression, and addiction treatment for more than 20 years. Her work focuses on restructuring family dynamics and relationships by empowering parents with improved communication and healing family-of-origin childhood trauma. As a result, families are able to identify how their communication in the present is often a trauma response from the past.
Specific strategies are discussed to assist parents to engage and connect with their children, of all ages, through interactive and fun activities; to improve communication to create deeper relationships amongst family members.
Our Family-Centered Approach
At Newport Academy, the family is a primary focus of our treatment process as we recognize that sustainable healing for teens and young adults involves treating the entire family as a unit. We support families while working to restore harmony, hosting family counseling to practice the coping and communication skills that are essential to building a healthy family. Through authentic connections with themselves, their peers and families, sustainable healing is possible; fear is replaced with love and disconnection is worked into connection, and the power of connection has never been more important than now.
Thus, we are dedicated to providing unwavering support for parents, by gathering together as a community, to offer resources, guidance and tools for parents navigating throughout these uncertain times.