Clinical Services Clifford Academy’s clinical department works in collaboration with the school to assist every student’s emotional well-being, so they can focus on learning.
As most of Clifford Academy’s students have a history of trauma, the clinical approach is one that recognizes that learning is difficult when students are not doing well emotionally. Clinicians will use different strategies for addressing some of the difficulties included but are not limited to: Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Psychoeducation, Behavioral Plans, and a relational approach that focuses on making Clifford Academy a place for trauma recovery.
Every student is assigned a clinician at Clifford Academy at the time of admission. Clifford Academy has on-site licensed and masters level mental health clinicians and social workers, all trained in a variety of ways to assist every student in their emotional well-being. Clinicians meet with students once a week (or more) depending on the individualized treatment plan established at the time of admission and every three months thereafter.
Clinicians work very closely with the Team and while sessions are confidential, there is a limit to the confidentiality. The Team of people working with a student on a day-to-day basis meet routinely to discuss how to assist each student meet and exceed their potential. For more information on the limits of confidentiality, please see the privacy practices and limitations in this handbook.