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Category: Clinical Services

Neurofeedback

  • Posted on Mar 8, 2017

What is it?Neurofeedback is a computerized therapy technique that teaches the brain to change itself by helping regulate attention, mood, behavior, cognition, and more. In simple terms, neurofeedback is positive reinforcement for the brain. It What is it?Neurofeedback is a computerized therapy technique that teaches the brain to change itself by helping regulate attention, mood, behavior, cognition, and more. In simple terms, neurofeedback is positive reinforcement for the brain. It… read more

EMDR Trauma Therapy // Video

  • Posted on Nov 10, 2016

Experiencing trauma can fundamentally change a person’s life. Tragedy is unpredictable and can creep up in the form of natural disasters, a family member passing away, or living in an environment that fosters prolonged emotional Experiencing trauma can fundamentally change a person’s life. Tragedy is unpredictable and can creep up in the form of natural disasters, a family member passing away, or living in an environment that fosters prolonged emotional… read more

Welcome to Elmcrest // Video Tour

  • Posted on Oct 6, 2016

For approximately a year, the clinical services team has been occupying their new wing on campus: Elmcrest Hall. The expansive space is certainly making a difference to what they had before. For years, the team For approximately a year, the clinical services team has been occupying their new wing on campus: Elmcrest Hall. The expansive space is certainly making a difference to what they had before. For years, the team… read more

Knight’s Mind Training // Video

  • Posted on Aug 9, 2016

A significant number of students at Woodward Academy have been identified as having high levels of emotional and behavioral dysregulation. This refers to the emotional and behavioral responses that fall outside of the accepted social A significant number of students at Woodward Academy have been identified as having high levels of emotional and behavioral dysregulation. This refers to the emotional and behavioral responses that fall outside of the accepted social… read more

Meet the WA Clinical Team

  • Posted on Apr 26, 2016

In 20 years, Woodward Academy has seen a substantial amount of change and growth in the treatment and clinical services that are offered to students and families. Clinical Director, Tonna Lawrenson, recalls when the team In 20 years, Woodward Academy has seen a substantial amount of change and growth in the treatment and clinical services that are offered to students and families. Clinical Director, Tonna Lawrenson, recalls when the team… read more

Knight’s Mind Training // Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group

  • Posted on Oct 7, 2014

The mission of Woodward Academy is to provide a safe and structured environment in which our students can learn, develop, and apply skills that will provide positive direction for their futures. In full alignment with The mission of Woodward Academy is to provide a safe and structured environment in which our students can learn, develop, and apply skills that will provide positive direction for their futures. In full alignment with… read more

Chewie // Therapy Dog in Training

  • Posted on Aug 8, 2014

This is Chewie, a 7 month old Golden Doodle and Michelle Sandusky’s therapy dog in training. This is Sandusky’s second second therapy dog with her first now nearly retirement age. Therapy dogs cannot be certified This is Chewie, a 7 month old Golden Doodle and Michelle Sandusky’s therapy dog in training. This is Sandusky’s second second therapy dog with her first now nearly retirement age. Therapy dogs cannot be certified… read more

Trauma Training

  • Posted on May 2, 2014

On Wednesday, two SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) consultants visited Woodward Academy campus for the day to provide feedback regarding trauma-informed care practices and implementing strength-based services to students. Members from Clarinda On Wednesday, two SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) consultants visited Woodward Academy campus for the day to provide feedback regarding trauma-informed care practices and implementing strength-based services to students. Members from Clarinda… read more