Academy at Swift River Therapeutic Boarding School for Teens Recommended by Dr. Phil

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On September 27, 2010, Dr. Phil recommended the Academy at Swift River therapeutic boarding school to help a troubled teenage girl.

Dr. Phil recommended the Academy at Swift River therapeutic boarding school for teens, which he described as a “wonderful facilit[y]. [It has] full social calendars, athletics – just unbelievable opportunities for these girls.”

On a show titled “Troubled Teens: Update” that aired on September 27, 2010, Dr. Phil provided his viewers with an update on two troubled teenage girls who were rebellious and disrespectful, and had begun experimenting with drugs and alcohol. As Dr. Phil explained, this was a family in a “crisis situation.”

At Dr. Phil’s suggestion, the girls spent three months at Turn-About Ranch, a residential treatment center in Utah. In order to continue and build upon the younger student’s tremendous progress, Dr. Phil recommended the Academy at Swift River therapeutic boarding school for teens, which he described as a “wonderful facilit(y). (It has) full social calendars, athletics – just unbelievable opportunities for these girls.”

Interwoven into the curriculum at the Academy at Swift River are weekly individual and group counseling, community service experiences and a variety of experiential activities, and a high school program designed to reunite students with academic success.

Like many families in crisis, these parents needed a great deal of help to change the family dynamics and create a healthy, structured environment at home. The Academy at Swift River is an ideal match for the family’s needs, noted Dr. Phil, because in addition to offering college-prep academics and intensive therapy, it has a strong family program.

Throughout a teen’s stay at the academy, a counselor is in regular weekly contact with parents and organizes family visits, parent orientation seminars and parent workshops. Families also work with the counselors to create a transition care plan to ensure a productive, successful transition home or onto the next stage of care.

The goal of Dr. Phil’s family intervention was to help the girls grow into happy, healthy contributing members of society with good family relationships. Dr. Phil stated, “I think this is such a wonderful alternative for these two girls.”

ABOUT ACADEMY AT SWIFT RIVER

Located on 630 acres in the foothills of Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains, the Academy at Swift River is a college preparatory therapeutic boarding school for teens ages 14 to 17.5 (Grades 9-12) who have social, academic and family difficulties. The academy’s mission is to help teens get back on track by restoring relationships, rediscovering academic success, and preparing them to meet the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood.

The Academy at Swift River is a program of Aspen Education Group, the nation’s leading provider of therapeutic education programs for struggling or underachieving young people. Aspen’s services range from short-term intervention programs to residential treatment, and include a variety of therapeutic settings such as boarding schools, outdoor behavioral health programs and special needs summer camps, allowing professionals and families the opportunity to choose the best setting to meet a student’s unique academic and emotional needs.

Aspen Education Group is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. For over two decades, CRC Health has been achieving successful outcomes for individuals and families.

For more information, please call (866) 515-5202 or visit Academy at Swift River.

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