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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Relational Healing In a Residential Treatment Center

    By: Nevin G. Alderman, M.A., CMHC – Executive Clinical Director – New Haven RTC   AWAKEN Relational therapy has always been a cornerstone of our delivery model at New Haven. At New Haven, one of our mottos for healing is, “a thousand moments”. What is the goal of those thousand moments? To awaken […]

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Celebrating 20 Years

One snowy, blustery day in February of 2000, I had the privilege of touring the Spanish Fork campus with Mark McGregor, one of the original owners of New Haven RTC.  As I listened to Mark, his passion and commitment to the well-being and healing of adolescent females and their families was evident.  I caught his […]

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Experiential Therapy in a Residential Treatment Center

I have been at New Haven for over 5 months now. My journey here has taught me so much about myself and my family. A lot of my family’s progress has happened through Experiential Therapy. My family and I began our treatment with challenging family dynamics that were getting in the way of our relationships […]

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Healing The Family System: Who Should Be Involved

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Since the family is a dynamic system comprised of deeply interdependent members, the more members who participate in treatment the better. In most cases this is true regardless of their past role in the family. But there are exceptions.

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PTSD and Brain Research for Teen Trauma Victims

With adolescent trauma victims and their families, therapist Brad Rentfro, LPC, is using new brain research to great effect. Since neural pathways can actually be re-routed, says Rentfro, PTSD patients can literally change how their brains process both old and new situations.

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Balancing a Teen’s Confidentiality with a Parent’s Need to Know

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When a teen or young adult enters residential treatment, parents are often surprised to learn the extent to which their child’s confidentiality is protected by the clinical staff.

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Argumentative + Adolescent = Normal

According to family psychologist, Jack Hinman, argumentativeness is a necessary developmental pattern for adolescents. The good news? It’s normal. The bad news? You can’t entirely control or stop it.

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