therapy

How Does Teen Therapy at Oxbow Prepare Boys for Life?

Therapy at Oxbow Academy is more than just sitting in an office talking. We use everyday activities and special recreational opportunities as teaching moments to help the boys better understand themselves and their world. Recently, our students had the...
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What Therapy Looks Like

Experiential therapy is a key part of treatment at Oxbow Academy. This approach doesn’t look or feel like traditional therapy. It’s hands-on and in the moment. Recently, Residential Director Bill Pollock and Equine Director Tony North took...
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Oxbow Teens Use Basketball as Therapy

Bill Pollock, Oxbow’s residential director, recently shared this essay written by an Oxbow student: “Basketball to me is really important. I look forward to every Tuesday night where I get to go out on the court with four of my closest friends....
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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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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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Getting Help for Sexual Addictions: Lessons from Doug

Doug, an Oxbow graduate, talks about the behaviors that led him to treatment at Oxbow Academy. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/doug2.mp3|titles=doug]
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