Building Resilience

The 2nd annual YATA (Young Adult Transition Association) Conference was held on the campus of CU Boulder October 8th to 10th. The conference was well attended and was made up of young adult transition program owners, therapists, interventionists, and therapeutic consultants. About 85 programs were represented. Every keynote session and breakout session were valuable and speakers and participants alike were … Read More

Wrap Up of the Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Tour

May just finished up an outstanding tour of five Mid-Atlantic boarding schools with 5 wonderful educational consultants from around the country. The three day tour began at Mercersburg Academy. They enjoyed time with Doug Hale, as this is his last year as head at Mercersburg, after a long productive career. He certainly leaves the school in a strong place. Then we … Read More

Medical Marijuana in Psychiatry

There is a big experiment going on inside the United States right now regarding medical marijuana.  I find it interesting that they did not talk about the established medical benefit of marijuana reducing nausea in cancer patients?  However, the slide show/article below is focused on the psychiatric pros and cons of the legal use of marijuana by the medical community. … Read More

A Friend’s View on Service

This morning our devotion was about storing up your treasures on earth. The subject turned to trophies. Our friend received a service award while in high school that meant the world to her. We began talking about why she had kept this trophy. This is what she had to say: “In the 10th grade, after spending my early years in … Read More

Calo Conference: Day 1

Louise is at the CALO conference for trauma and attachment this week. The post below is from Alex Stavros, owner of CALO. At The Price Group we know through our own experiences with families that adopted adolescents can struggle more than their adopted same age peers with the coming of age process. Why?  Partly because there is natural separation/differentiation from parents … Read More

Shame vs. Guilt

What is the difference between shame and guilt? In a simplistic way, shame is saying “I am bad.” and guilt is saying “I did something bad.” There is a HUGE difference between the two. A counselor named Terry Bradshaw coined the phrase years ago: Toxic Shame and wrote a book about the shame that binds you. Why does shame bind … Read More

Free Time and Structured Time

We can totally relate to this idea of needing “free spirit” time.  We think anyone who is a “P” (Perceptive) on the Myers Briggs understands the need to have unstructured, free spirit time.  If you are a “P” your brain does not function in the same way that someone who is a “J” (judging) functions.  There are  times when we need to let our brain flow … Read More

Anxiety: The Quiet Problem That Often Gets Downplayed or Overlooked

At The Price Group we are seeing a definite rise in the number of students with severe anxiety.  May Peach presented at our national IECA conference in the spring on what has changed for middle schoolers in the last decade.  One of the major changes is that we load our students up with high school courses, more homework and in … Read More

Having Autism and Choosing a College

At The Price Group, we often have parents reach out for our assistance with their adolescent or young adult children, with high functioning autism, for help with day school, boarding school or college placement.  The profiles of many of these students is they are extremely bright, with a deep, particular interest in one or two subjects, and yet with a … Read More

College Campuses and Non Stranger Rapes

At the recommendation of one of our educational consulting colleagues, I just finished reading Missoula: Rape and The Justice System in a College Town, by John Krakauer. I rarely read non fiction books except those that are directly related to mental health issues, dealing with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, attachment, and/or addiction. However, this book was very well written and … Read More