The Clinical Program at Paradigm Therapeutic Day School works seamlessly with all of our programs and is built to go beyond typical counseling standards. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and resiliency they need to effectively manage and regulate the clinical symptoms that have historically impeded their success in school. Through regular, individually tailored therapeutic services, each student is supported in their efforts to develop the skills they need to effectively manage stressful situations, triggers and clinical symptoms, thereby greatly reducing the negative impact on students’ education.
In accordance with a student’s individualized education program (IEP), we provide intensive counseling services with a cognitive behavioral focus at least twice a week for forty (40) minutes, or as needed. In addition, counseling is available to a student at his or her request, or if our staff believes that the student will benefit from a counseling session to address and reduce stress. Group counseling is also provided with a focus on skill building for stress management, anger management, social skills, team building and communication. Additional support is provided from consultations with Board Certified Child Psychiatrists from CarePlus who conduct psychiatric evaluations and monitor medication.
Paradigm Therapeutic Day School values family involvement and considers it a key element to school success. In order to meet the diverse needs of families, we offer family counseling and/or phone conferences and facilitate monthly family team meetings. Additional resources include the offering of an eight-week evidence based parenting course titled Parenting with Common Sense.
Additionally, we provide specialized programs such as:
- Mindfulness training
- Wellness and nutritional programs
- Group fitness training
- Character development
- Service learning
Unique partnerships for experiential learning include:
- County animal shelters
- Bergen County Community College
- County Parks and Recreation
- Bergen County Fire and Police Academy
- Center for Food Action
- Holy Name Hospital
- Englewood Hospital
- County Stigma-Free Coalitions
- Reflection Improvisational Theater Group