How Therapeutics, Academics & Residential Life Collaborate as Treatment

How do therapists, teachers & residential advisors work as one team?

Greenbrier student on a porch with a member of her Treatment Team

Aside from herself, your daughter’s Treatment Team is accountable for her therapeutic, academic and social success at Greenbrier.

The team consists of her therapist, an Academic Advisor and two Residential Mentors that work in unison to create, maintain and adjust a personalized treatment plan for your daughter. Because every aspect of the Greenbrier program is so closely tied together, the Treatment Team acts as the glue that ensures all your daughter’s experiences are complimentary.

Each member of the Treatment Team has their own specialized training to support the team, but like parents, are mutually responsible for the overall well-being of their girls. At Greenbrier, there is no division between academics, therapy and residential life. Each member of the team is equally responsible for every aspect of your daughter’s success.

The Treatment Team also provides information and direction to the facilitators of our Signature Therapeutic Programs in order to customize your daughter’s experiences in-line with the work being done.

The Team observed and heard about numerous instances of student success because of unique intervention strategies. The school has set up a coordination of treatment teams which ensures that all parties are aware of the status of each student’s progress. The various teams are unique, and they work in concert to ensure that students are not falling through the cracks. The systems is quite a remarkable one that successfully works. Meeting the students where they are and providing services to meet their needs allows for academic and personal growth.


What is the Treatment Team responsible for?

  • Assess and review your daughter’s daily schedule to ensure the schedule is in her best interest.
  • Ensure that your daughter attends her classes, groups, activities, etc. every day. If she is having problems, the Treatment Team intervenes in appropriate ways to get her on track.
  • Track your daughter’s physical and medical well-being by reviewing information about her medication protocol and any change in that protocol, her eating habits and nutrition, her sleeping patterns, her exercise habits and her personal hygiene.
  • Track your daughter’s academic and behavioral progress in the classroom and initiate any meetings or interventions to ensure her success. This includes correlating with other teachers, parents, mentors, the academic coordinator, nurse, etc.
  • Initiate and follow through with planning and reconciling the success of all home visits, therapeutic and social parent phone calls, family programs and off campus activities.
  • Monitor, review and recommend changes in your daughter’s progress within the Aspirations Program. This includes identifying any specific criteria she finds problematic within her current Aspiration.
  • Telephone conference with parents at least once a month to review academic progress and clarify how classroom and academic behavior is related to the therapeutic plan.
  • Ensure that your daughter attends group, individual and village sessions.
  • Ensure that your daughter is making progress and request assistance from other school resources when necessary.
  • Meet weekly with the entire Family Unit to coordinate and review responsibilities.
  • Ensure that all parent or educational consultant communications, concerns, or inquiries are responded to within 24 hours and resolved to everyone’s mutual satisfaction.
  • Request professional evaluation, testing or hospitalization as required.
  • Ensure that your daughter receives college placement counseling and/or SAT/ACT prep as necessary.