It’s Time to Focus on Relationships

Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Therapeutic/Clinical | 0 Comments

Relationships and interactions help to define who we are and how we see the world. February often becomes a month where everyone thinks harder about relationships as we encounter all of the hearts and cupids tied to Valentine’s Day.  At New Haven Residential Treatment Center we not only focus on interpersonal relationships, but also our […]

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10 Questions to Select the Best Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program for Your Daughter

Different drug and alcohol dependent or addicted patients require different treatment settings based on age, diagnostic profile, maturity of addiction, type of addiction, and gender. This means that there is a dizzying array of drug rehab, and drug and alcohol rehab options available. Selecting the right one for your daughter can seem overwhelming at first. […]

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Anxiety in Teens

Posted by Nevin Alderman | Anxiety, Therapeutic/Clinical | anxiety parenting Puberty teens 0 Comments

The Shock of Puberty One of the most anxiety-provoking times of life for children and their parents occurs when the child reaches puberty. Puberty is a confusing hormonal, neurological, and social event in which life is turned upside down and everything, it seems, changes all at once. During puberty, teenagers have the daunting task of separating […]

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Finding Help For Your Anorexic Teen

Posted by Nevin Alderman | Eating Disorders, Therapeutic/Clinical | anorexia Eating Disorders ED 0 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, anorexia nervosa is not simply a reaction to media or cultural messages about thinness and beauty. Anorexia has been around for centuries and has social, familial, and possibly genetic causes. Anorexia is an eating disorder that is characterized by the gross restriction of caloric intake. While not eating or eating insubstantial […]

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Challenges and Gifts of Asperger’s

Joy was obsessed with “anything Ancient Egyptian”, from art, dance, ancient writings and history.   It was her passion, her love, her best friend. Her mind was like sponge, it soaked it all in.  She was only 14 years old, but she knew more about this subject than her history teachers. But the downside of her […]

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Working with Reactive-Attachment Students in a Residential Setting

Reactive-Attachment disorder generally is rooted in relational trauma that results in the young lady either overly associating herself with others in a disinhibited and indiscriminate manner, or altogether removing herself from meaningful relational involvement, attachment and investment. Either way, the young lady fails to engage in healthy attachment and growth-promoting relationships with others. At New […]

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What Makes New Haven Different: Identity Work and Values

Posted by gretchenb | Admissions, Life at New Haven, Therapeutic/Clinical | 0 Comments

  -What Makes New Haven Residential Treatment Center Different: Identity Work and Values One of the very first assignments we ask each of our families to complete is about values.  Each student and parent is asked to identify their top ten values.  It is remarkable how many of them have never thought about or identified their […]

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What Makes New Haven Different: Core Meaning

Posted by gretchenb | Admissions, Life at New Haven, Therapeutic/Clinical | 0 Comments

  -What Makes New Haven Residential Treatment Center Different: Core meaning We all carry core beliefs that impact how we see and feel about ourselves and consequently how we behave and interact in our relationships. The analogy that I use to explain this concept to families is that of a tree.  Imagine a big beautiful […]

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The Power of Choice

One of the top reasons why I love working at New Haven Residential Treatment Center is because of their emphasis on nurturing healthy relationships.  We teach the concept of allowing people to make choices and to then experience related consequences rather than forcing people to do things the way we want them to.  Although using force […]

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The Role of the Therapist in Residential Treatment Centers

Posted by gretchenb | Therapeutic/Clinical | Kjrstin Walters Relationships Therapists 0 Comments

The role of a therapist at New Haven is a vital.  We work to build relationships with each family that comes to us, we work hard to maintain the current relationships and then we keep up our relationships even after the family transitions from our program. What does this look like?  Here is an example. […]

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