We invite you, as parents and siblings of Expedition Therapy participants, to join us in establishing a foundation of trust and respect from which your loved one is able to succeed. A successful experience relies on family members taking an active role in the Expedition Therapy process.
Throughout the admissions process, Expedition Therapy therapists and family members work together to ensure that students receive individualized therapeutic care. A therapist spends time with each student and their family to support and facilitate mutual growth, trust and respect. Therapy sessions help identify effective support structures and provide resources that foster communication skills and leadership development.
The Expedition Therapy therapeutic team keeps families involved with regular communication and updates from the field. Between expeditions, students return to base camp and have the opportunity to communicate with family. With ongoing encouragement from family members, Expedition Therapy participants are empowered with a support system to succeed.
We welcome families to participate in their very own personalized custom Family Expedition in Utah. This intensive weekend experience gives families the opportunity to share in depth and move forward with new communication skills and respect. Experience the success firsthand as your loved one leads you through the wilderness, teaches team building initiatives and shares his or her backcountry and leadership skills.
Parent Coaching – Supporting Parents And Families
Many parents struggle with their own anxiety and various changes that accompany their young adult son or daughter ‘s move toward independence. Expedition Therapy includes eight coaching sessions for our parents with Parent Coach Professionals. Parents benefit from receiving unconditional support, encouragement, guidance and peace of mind while learning communication and relationship building skills.
Parent Coaches support the “letting go” process for parents, allowing space for healthy young adult development. Parent Coaching guides parents with establishing boundaries as well as key components of learning how to develop healthy adult son/daughter-parent relationships.
Parent Coaching provides opportunities for parents to develop a new role when their young adult son or daughter experiences challenges coping with difficult situations. The parent coach provides support and encouragement during this demanding process. As a result, your entire Family System grows together!
Parent Coaching Professionals use a cooperative approach with parents and Expedition Therapy Clinicians to:
- Initiate, design, and implement a plan to address immediate concerns
- Provide insight into the emerging young adult life stage transition process
- Instill increased confidence in parenting a young adult son or daughter
- Support the work of ETA, LLC, with their young adults and their parents
- Develop more effective boundaries and assertive communication skills
- Deliver insightful support and an airtight strategy during transition times
- Provide individualized, ongoing teaching and educational tools for parents
In the following brief interview, Beth J. Fogel of Expedition Therapy discusses the benefits of Parent Coaching with Lon Woodbury of The Woodbury Report (click “Play” arrow to start):