Therapeutic Advising On-Demand Archives

  • Hate Speech in the Milieu: Defending Safe Space

    Educators from across the country are reporting a disturbing trend in US schools: A dramatic increase in hate speech, and in hate crimes emerging from it. Programs have noted this, as well as an accompanying unapologetic and defensive posture taken by students and, in some cases, their parents. How do programs cultivate a sense of emotional and physical safety in the face of this shift? In this webinar, we will explore the phenomenal increase in racist, homophobic, and misogynistic rhetoric among students in milieus across levels of care. We propose solutions to mitigate the hate.

  • Into the Woods: A Primer on Therapeutic Wilderness Programs

    This webinar will introduce the field of therapeutic wilderness programs to school & college independent educational consultants and explain the basics of therapeutic consulting so they can better understand the field and how it relates to their own work. It will cover the history of the outdoor industry, current theoretical underpinnings, and unique program features. The presenter has worked in wilderness programs for 18 years as front-line staff, field director, therapist, and clinical director.

  • Gender Today: Best Practice for Working with Trans & Non-Binary Youth

    This webinar will help participants grasp terms, ideas, and situations that trans & NB youth are experiencing today. Webinar participants will be able to assess their everyday conversations as it relates to this demographic and be able to take with them an overarching understanding of the coming out process. Discussions will include policy and paperwork, talking to parents, assessing institutions for placement, and how to effectively be an ally to trans and NB youth.

  • Breaking Down Insurance Barriers: Coverage for Wilderness Therapy, Residential Treatment, and Behavioral Health

    Thanks to changes in the insurance landscape over this last decade, families have more options than ever for obtaining insurance reimbursement. Dealing with insurance can be a major headache, but coverage for behavioral health and substance abuse services is possible! We will discuss overcoming barriers to coverage, what to look for in insurance policies, questions to ask families when they ask about pursuing insurance, the current changes in healthcare and insurance, and general hints and tips for navigating the insurance maze

  • Understanding the WISC-V

    This webinar will provide an overview of the WISC-V, the latest version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. The differences between the WISC-V and its predecessor, the WISC-IV, will be described. New subtests and index scores will be described along with interpretative information.