Programs for Oppositional Defiance Disorder: A Unique Approach

By Greenbrier Academy / March 28, 2019

Parenting a teenager who’s defiant or disrespectful can be frustrating. While there are ways to respond to a disrespectful teen, we’ve found that their environment and peer culture play a significant role in teenage defiance. At Greenbrier, we’re a therapeutic boarding school that treats Oppositional Defiant Disorder through a unique approach. When looking for defiant…

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Clinical Director Mike Beswick On Greenbrier Academy’s Therapeutic Philosophy

By Greenbrier Academy / February 11, 2019

Interventions and relations at Greenbrier are guided by the model’s philosophy of Strong Relationality. The following concepts represent core elements of our therapeutic orientation. I probably incorporate all of these statements into my conversations on at least a weekly basis. Review these statements and see how many you recognize in your own life and with…

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Setting Your New Year’s Resolution? Don’t Forget About This!

By Greenbrier Academy / December 20, 2018

It’s the end of the 2018! What a full and purposeful year it’s been. Do you have any New Year’s rituals that you love? At GBA, we’re taking a moment of reflection. We’re celebrating the many successes of our students this year, and acknowledge the steps many are taking towards higher education. Nothing is more…

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What if Your Daughter is the Bully?

By Greenbrier Academy / May 10, 2017

  It typically begins with a phone call from either another parent or your daughter’s school. The accusation of bullying hits you like a rock. You can’t believe it. Your daughter was raised to be better than this. You’ve seen her helping others and being kind. Unfortunately, these attributes don’t keep her from engaging in…

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