Seen 'n Heard - Feb,
2000 Issue (page 3)
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SECOND NATURE TO START 4TH GROUP
(February 1, 2000) Scott Canter, Director of Admissions for Second
Nature, Duchesne, Utah, 818-906- 9611, announced that due to increased demand, Second Nature will be starting a 4th group of seven
students on February 22, 2000. This is to reduce enrollment delays that have been occurring with only three groups at a time. Each
group will have seven students with one additional “Flex Space” giving four spaces to accommodate emergency admissions and program
extensions. The primary therapist for this additional group will be Dr. Rick Meeves.
WILDERNESS THERAPY: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
(January 10, 2000) Larry Wells, founder and Director of Wilderness Quest, Monticello, Utah, 208-522-1080, a wilderness
adapted 12-step program, presented a paper in a workshop at the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NAPSAP)
in Tampa, Florida entitled “Wilderness Therapy: Advantages and Disadvantages.” Drawing on his experiences running wilderness programs
for “troubled teens” since 1971, Wells summarized what is known about when wilderness programs can be helpful and when they cannot.
A copy can be obtained through his office.
ASPEN ACHIEVEMENT ACADEMY LENGTHENS GRADUATION
(January 28, 2000) Aspen Achievement Academy, a wilderness
program centered in Loa, Utah, 435-836-2472, announced they have extended the graduation to four days, and renamed it Reunion. Part
of the changes include a full day Parent meeting, while the students are demonstrating “their newfound confidence and inner-strength
on the high ropes course.” Parent-student solos are now two nights.
ASPEN RANCH’S CATTLE DRIVE AND OPEN HOUSE
(January 28, 2000) Gil Hallows, Aspen Achievement Academy’s Executive Director and Kelly Ryan, Aspen Youth Services
Regional Business Development Representative, Loa, Utah, 800-283-8334, announced their Cattle Drive and Open House had 18 referral
sources attend and was a resounding success.
SECRET HARBOR SEEKS ASSOC. CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Secret Harbor, (firstname.lastname@example.org
or 360-293-515)1 Anacortes, WA, is looking for an Associate Clinical Director. They are expanding McDonald House for LD kids. Also
their foster home program is up to 20 homes.
(February 4, 2000) Woodbury Reports was notified that Dave Gaerin passed away this morning at 9:00 AM. Residing in
Del Mar California. Dave has been a well known educational consultant referring to and transporting young people to many emotional
growth schools and programs and therapeutic facilities around the country. I first met Dave a little over ten years ago and have
been in contact with him off and on ever since including sharing meals with him in his home. My last contact with him was a few months
ago when he seemed optimistic about getting on top of his illness. He will be missed. -Lon.
EAGALA ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE MARCH 2-4 ,2000
(Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, Santaquin, Utah
(email@example.com or 877-858-4699) presents its First Annual Conference, “Partnering For a
Better World” on March 2 – 4, 2000 in Provo, Utah. This event creates an exceptional opportunity for networking and education specifically
for the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
BRIDGES ACADEMY ATTRIBUTES ENROLLMENT INCREASE TO WEBSITE
(Jan 10, 2000) Bridges Academy, Bend OR, (888-283-7362) attributes their current enrollment of 17 boys to their Internet
listing on the Woodbury Reports website. They are grateful for Tim Brace’s suggestion
that they hire John Padgett as consultant, as it has been “money well spent.” Padgett is with Amity in Italy, and was one of CEDU’s
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