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Wilderness Therapy: Sophisticated Clinical Treatment by Getting Back to Basics

Posted by Matt Hoag on June 23, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

8F839954 F0C6 44E6 85EE ACB8101CDC7EAt Evoke we strive for and look to be creative; not just engaging in the "treatment as usual" approach. Often when we meet as a clinical team, we find ourselves discussing challenging cases or processes with families. Mental health is messy. It is tough. We are often working with families and young people during some of their worst moments, on some of the most challenging days of their lives. We provide support and care; often in an emergency and often quickly when people are in crisis. The importance of compassion and thoughtfulness cannot be overstated.

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The Importance of Doing Your Own Work: Lessons from The Audacity to Be You

Posted by Matt Hoag on January 20, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

8F839954 F0C6 44E6 85EE ACB8101CDC7ESo, you have just enrolled your teenager in a wilderness therapy program. You eagerly await that first call, waiting to hear how they are doing, wondering how they are settling in. You get the initial update, and it sounds like they are still repeating many of the same behaviors from home. You get the next few weekly updates, and they are still being __________ (fill in the blank with the concerning behavior). You start to wonder when the change will begin to occur, and when the magic of the wilderness will impact your child. You grow impatient and question, “Why isn’t this working?”

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