An Emphasis on Emotional Growth
Philosophy and Objectives
The Clinicians provide parents with an ongoing perspective of their daughter’s progress at Auldern Academy by scheduling weekly phone calls for the first three months of enrollment, and bimonthly calls thereafter. Clinicians work to develop the fine line between a student’s need for confidentiality and the parents’ need to understand the progress that is being made resolving issues that brought them to enroll their daughter at Auldern.
Student phone calls to parents are initially monitored by the Clinician. When students move to the Humanitarian Phase, the calls may start out being monitored by a student life staff if necessary. Eventually students earn the privilege to make the calls in a less monitored situation from the bank of phones in the Activity Building. The purpose of the call is to provide a time for the student and her parents to fill each other in on the recent events and begin to make positive connections. Disrespectful conversations will be interrupted.
School Showcase Weekends
Visit Coordination and Contracting
The Counseling Services Department works to ensure that students with specific needs, outside of the direct services, have access to appropriate services. These services include additional psychotherapy, psycho-educational testing and sobriety group. These services incur an additional expense paid by parents.