THE GREENBRIER COMMUNITY

FAMILY UNITS

How Residential Life Connects to Your Daughter’s Therapy

How does the family unit create self and peer accountability?

Greenbrier students in their family unit

While at Greenbrier, your daughter will be welcomed into a Family Unit under the direction of a Treatment Team. Her Family Unit provides guidance and feedback as she works her way through our Aspirations Program.

A FAMILY UNIT IS MADE UP OF:

  • ∙ Up to 8 girls
  • ∙ A therapist
  • ∙ An Academic Director
  • ∙ 2-3 Residential Advisors (RAs)

As the leader of the Family Unit, your daughter’s therapist will conduct one-on-one and group therapy sessions as well as facilitate the Family Unit Aspirations Council and parent/student phone calls based on the Aspiration your daughter is currently working through.

The Family Unit connects in group therapy 3-4 times per week and holds 3 “huddles” each day. Facilitated by the therapist, Academic Advisor or an RA, the “huddles” are a way to organize schedules, maintain focus, problem solve and manage emotions.

The Family Unit Aspirations Council is where your daughter gives and receives feedback on each sister’s sincerity and effort in working through their current Aspiration. These meetings are a powerful tool focused on self and peer accountability in a safe and caring environment.