Group Therapy

The Shortridge Academy curriculum requires students to  participate in two therapeutic group therapy sessions per week as follows.

Team Groups

Team groups occur once per week and are made up of the teams: students, therapist, residential advisors, and academic advisors. Team Group Therapy is an opportunity for students to engage in open and honest communication pertaining to intra- and interpersonal conflicts with self and others. The goal is to work toward acceptance, resolution, forgiveness, and making better choices in the future. Though an essential part of the Shortridge curriculum, these groups serve as an appropriate forum to work through and master valuable social tasks of adolescent development.

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Theme Groups

Students are required to attend one Theme Group Therapy session per week. Group themes include but are not limited to attachment, grief and loss, all girls, adoption, mindfulness, moderation, and coping skills.