Travels in Utah Day Two & Three

We began our second day at Ascend Recovery with Guy Hardcastle in American Fork. Guy explained to us that Ascend was for adults who realized they needed help with their substance use issues or a process issue and were ready to do the clinical work necessary to begin a life of recovery. Ascend is truly competent with clients who have … Read More

Utah Travels Day One

Our trip to Utah is totally packed with program visits, as usual!  We visited New Roads Treatment Center in Provo, Utah.  They have 3 distinct programs within their residential treatment program:  one for men with primary substance and co-occurring mental illness issues called “Path”, one for men with more of a mental health diagnosis but with some substance use called … Read More

Sharing Your Story

Jared Murray is a friend and colleague of mine that works at The Reprieve for Men in Alabama. He was asked recently to give his testimony at his home church in Alabama about addiction, recovery and his life story. The preacher used a Bible translation that made some of the words in Romans chapters 6-8 fresh and new for me. … Read More

The “Contagion” of Suicidal Ideation and How to Interrupt These Thoughts

On October 18th, at the Young Adult Transition Association (YATA) conference, I heard a lecture by an author, Lee Daniel Kravetz, about his book, Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves.  He studied “contagion” of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and wrote a book about it. His idea and … Read More

ARISE Intervention Conference

I had the pleasure of attending the ARISE Intervention workshop at Cumberland Heights Lodge in Nashville, Tennessee last week along with about 50 other people from all over the US. Louise went with me to get re-certified since she did the workshop about this same time last year. The key workshop presenters were Dr. Judith Landau, Sarah Hills, and Kevin … Read More

Western Connecticut Boarding Schools Tour

April 16-19, 2018 Louise and May went on a whirlwind tour of 14 different boarding schools with about 12 other educational consultants. We rode on school buses all week that somehow the kids at schools call “toaster buses” and stayed at the Litchfield Inn. The tour was extremely well organized but incredibly “dense” in terms of information and schools visited. … Read More

The Gift of Boarding School…Sisters for Life!

  This weekend, I met a young girl who was leaving for boarding school, Asheville School, the next day. She had all of her “stuff” piled up in her room but was leaving home early the next morning so she could set up her side of the room before her roommate arrived. Boy could I relate to that idea after spending … Read More

Louise Presents with Karyn at NATSAP

  Louise really enjoyed speaking at NATSAP in October with Karyn Kaminski. Their presentation was called “I Just Can’t Fix Your Kid.” Below is the PowerPoint for you to review.   What do you think? without-video-i-cant-just-fix-your-kid-se-natsap-2016  

Parent Enmeshment, Boarding School, and a Kid with Significant ADHD

So many of the clients we see at the Price Group are what we call ENMESHED with at least one of their parents! One of my clients, a very bright, very verbal young man, is struggling at his current boarding school. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and has real trouble completing most anything on time, especially homework! A typical … Read More