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Seeking and Finding Help for Troubled Teens

Well, it’s about that time again. Time for parents to join us for our February Parent Seminar.  Our families come from all over the U.S. and some from different places around the world. They come to Utah in the middle of winter, not to ski,...
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Changing Pathways with Troubled Teens

Today I spent time with the troubled teens in my therapy group at the East campus discussing some of the science behind the addicted brain.  This topic was started because we were discussing how to change deviant thoughts into thoughts that are healthy...
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Teaching Moments Help Identify Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors

I recently spent some time with a good friend of mine who happens to be a foster parent.  This friend is currently fostering a teenage girl who was sexually abused when she was younger.  During our visit we went on a walk.  Her foster child walked...
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Troubled Teen Learns to Recognize and Express Difficult Emotions

In a recent family therapy session, the parents of one of the clients with whom I work commented on how quickly their son was able to recognize and express the emotions that he was feeling while working on his therapy assignment.  This may not appear...
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When Sexual Abuse Happens at Home

The “Smith” family shares their story of brothers who were victims and how they found help. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Smith-Family1.mp3|titles=SmithFamily]
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Healing Our Family at Oxbow Academy

“John” and “Carol” could not believe the allegations from their son’s summer camp. But if they were true, what should they do to help their son? Hear their family’s story. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/Healing-Our-Family-at-Oxbow-Academy.mp3|titles=Healing]
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Teen Sex Behaviors: How to Tell When There’s a Problem

“Barbara” explains how she knew it wasn’t just a matter of “boys will be boys.” Hear the signs that may indicate your teen may be acting out sexually. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Mom1.mp3|titles=Mom1]
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Finding the Right Program for Teen Sex Help

Leslie and Jerry struggled for month’s to find the best program for their son’s therapeutic needs. They talk about their mistakes and how they knew when they finally found the right help. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Leslie21.mp3|titles=Leslie2]
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The Therapy Battle You Must Fight Every Day

Around this time of year I often reflect back to a decision that I made many years ago to leave my then current employment and begin working as a clinician at Oxbow.  As a new clinician, I felt ill prepared to help these young men whose families had...
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The Power of Honesty in the Best Teen Therapy

Recently one of the clients with whom I work was able to see his sibling for the first time in a year.  Their meeting over Skype was possible due to this student’s progress in the program.  That progress consisted of working through two clinical phases,...
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