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  

Richard Rohr and Twelve Steps

Like probably most of you reading this blog, I have experienced the effects of addiction and mental illness in my own family…this is more the “rule” than the exception.  As I became a therapeutic educational consultant and began to work with students and their family systems with addiction and substance abuse issues, I began a steep learning curve to understand … Read More

Therapy in the Woods

At The Price Group, we have relationships and experiences with many different wilderness models and therapeutic approaches. Therapists who tell you “wilderness therapy is for “oppositional defiant” children and that it seeks to “break down” a person have no clear knowledge or experience with the outstanding work being done in wilderness. Wilderness settings are by licensed professionals in early childhood trauma, anxiety, … Read More

Family Involvement in Wilderness

Many years back, approximately 10 years ago, wilderness therapy was perceived by most professionals and families as a “necessary stop” before a therapeutic school, for students who exhibited a defiant attitude and were into as we say “sex, drugs, and rock and roll”. Now we know that wilderness programs can be designed as well for anxious students, students on the … Read More

NDD: Nature Deficit Disorder

Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD) is a term coined by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods. May and I sometimes find that when we recommend wilderness therapy as a first step in a series of interventions for an adolescent or young adult, the home therapist will strongly disagree with our recommendation! They will say things like: “this child … Read More

Our First Trip to Oregon: Day 1 & 2

Day 1: For both of us, this is our first trip to Oregon!  We are loving the scenery. We have already been in a high desert and a Douglas Fir forest.  We were very excited to finally get to see Dragonfly Transitions for the first time! We have known Mona and Glenn for years and have felt that our young adults … Read More

Idaho & Montana: Day 5, 6 & 7

Day 5: This morning, Wednesday July 31st,  we had a beautiful drive from Sandpoint, Idaho to Eureka, Montana.  We went to see Chrysalis and were sorry that we missed Mary Alexine, one of the founders, who was visiting family.  We met Carrie Kaare, the Admissions Director, and also got to spend time with Kenny Pannell, the other founder.  The campus was as … Read More

Trip to New Visions and Northwest Wilderness

We’ve been on the road again! We flew into Minnesota to visit some of Louise’s family and then mt up with a group of educational consultants to tour Northwest Passages and New Vision Wilderness before heading to Chicago for our IECA National Conference. The executive director of Northwest Passages, Mark Elliott, demonstrated servant leadership by driving a van full of … Read More

TrekEpic

We had to share this news release about TrekEpic. Enjoy reading about a wonderful program! TrekEpic revives tradition of youth self-discovery through adventure, made affordable through foundation support Educational Consultant Andrew Bryan integrates countryside treks with educational counseling, core gift process to guide young adults Believe it or not, the ancient practice of young people going on an adventure to … Read More