SC Drug Rings Linked to Campus Fraternities

How a College Drug Ring Hid in Plain Sight: After getting this article, written by the Post and Courier in Charleston, SC from a client whose young adult son struggles with addiction, I became furious!  Having gone to conferences for ARHE (The Association for Recovery in Higher Education) for the past three years, and working as an therapeutic educational consultant … Read More

Women and Body Dysmorphia

In case you haven’t been following the story in the news of Barbie, Mattel has been losing market shares to other dolls, such as Elsa from the movie, Frozen, who sings “Let It Go”.  An interesting fact for me, that was quoted in the February issue of Time Magazine, was that Barbie was introduced in 1959 at the New York Toy … Read More

Processing Speed is a Curious Thing!

So many of the students we work with at The Price Group have slow processing speed.  I will never forget when I learned that one of my sons had “superior” verbal abilities and very low processing speed (18th percentile).  It was perplexing and frustrating as I asked the clinical psychologist working with us to explain what this meant.  It has … Read More

Robin Williams: Suicide and Depression

This is a post from Derek Bowles, Co-Owner and Primary Therapist at Crossroads Academy, that he wrote last week after Robin Williams suicide. He makes some good points. “I wanted to take a moment to respond to the lost of Robin Williams and to post my thoughts about suicide and to discuss the process on what may happen when someone … Read More

New “diagnosis” Ferrari Deficit Disorder

We really enjoyed reading this article about this new disorder. See what you think! Distinguishing Bipolar Disorder From ADHD Frequently, I am asked about how to distinguish symptoms of bipolar disorder from those of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While this question arises more often when seeing children or adolescents, it comes up in the course of evaluating adult patients … Read More

Book Recommendations

Louise attended The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) this past week in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Augsburg College. As she was networking with other professionals, she and John Britton, Counselor at the Collegiate Program for The Ranch at Dove Tree, in Lubbock, TX, shared their favorite books to help young adults struggling with addiction issues. One book they both … Read More

Graduates

Minorities and first generation college students often start out with very high hopes and expectations. As they encounter difficulties and a poor grade or demanding professor, the natural tendency is to move from a place of excitement and competence to a place of shame:  I thought I could move beyond my poverty and move up, but I don’t have the … Read More

Motivating Lazy Children

Is your child lazy or overwhelmed?  We have learned, over time, that when parents tell us their kids are “lazy” or “unmotivated,” it is important to look at what is causing the problem.  Kids just don’t get “lazy”– most of us like to learn and want to be successful.  As we listen,  we usually find that somewhere in the history, either there is … Read More

Girls and ADHD

At The Price Group, we see many girls in their junior or senior year of high school who tell us they believe they have ADHD, but have never been diagnosed.  We tend to agree!  Often, they are highly verbal and have been able to “talk” their way through earlier grades… now, as the demands for essay and longer projects start … Read More

The Perfect “U”

Last week, May and I attended the Small Boarding Schools Association (SBSA) conference.  There was a panel of speakers, all in college admissions, from NC schools that included High Point University, Salem College, Wake Forest University, and UNC Chapel Hill.  WOW!  What a diversity of colleges in terms of size, prestige, private vs. public, elite vs. not.  They all spoke about … Read More