Impulse control / con.trol


The medical dictionary defines impulse control as: “The Psychology The degree to which a person can control the desire for immediate gratification or other; impulse control may be the single most important indicator of a person's future adaptation in terms of number of friends, school performance and future employment.”

Those who show poor impulse control, lack self-discipline. If an individual lacks discipline, that individual is subject to participating in harmful, impulsive behaviors. Moreover, those who lack skills of impulse control must develop self-discipline in order to overcome their personal afflictions.

To young men and women who have let their impulse control, or lack thereof, effect or even destroy their life, there is hope. With appropriate therapies and clinical, professional treatment, teens and young adults can develop impulse control.




Impulsiveness refers to an act of behavior conducted under little or no thought, but rather on impulse. Impulsiveness is can be a dangerous behavior, and should be treated with therapy if the individual consistently displays impulse control issues. A person who chronically suffers from impulsiveness is unpredictable and a danger to his or her environment if therapeutic treatment is not sought after.

Although impulsiveness, is a dangerous behavior, it can be treated and controlled with the right therapy and treatment. However, if left uncontrolled or untreated, impulsiveness can ruin the life of an individual and even those around him/her. Additionally, treatment should be the number one priority for the parents or family of an individual who suffers from impulsivity.

Whether a young man or woman struggles with impulsiveness because they are mentally ill, have little discipline, or simply don't care about the consequences, but instead only desire instant gratification, there is hope for recovery. With adequate therapeutic restoration and rehabilitation, impulsiveness can be kept under control.


Independent living skills / skill.s


Independent living skills or life skills, is a particular skill set that allows a person to live a fully functional, adult-lifestyle. Independent living may skills include, paying bills, balancing a checkbook, and budgeting a bank account for living expenditures. Additionally, people who have life skills are also able to hold down some employment so they can live independently.

Unfortunately, there are many young adults who fail to acquire independent life skills that are necessary for living a life of genuine independence. Many young people are simply ill-prepared for adulthood, for a variety of reasons. One of these reasons is that many young adults are just troubled teens who have reached adulthood. This, of course, means that these young people are now, troubled young adults.

Troubled young adults often lack independent living skills that are necessary for living a functioning, adult lifestyle. This is because troubled young adults spent much of their adolescence self-indulging and abstaining from hard work or life preparation of any kind. Instead of focusing on their future, troubled young adults were focused on other aspects of their lives, such as their friends. Young adults, such as these, were more focused on having fun than preparing for their life ahead. This, in turn, results in a young man or woman in having acquired underdeveloped independent life skills.

Wilderness therapy and the development of building independent life skills.

The character and self-confidence building aspects of wilderness therapy makes it a viable choice for young men and women who, thus far, are ill-prepared for adulthood. There is no other environment than that of the wilderness that truly requires a person to have life skills. Additionally, a person who develops independent skills in the wilderness is surely able to live a life of independence in their own, regular, adult-lifestyle.

Individual academic treatment /ac.a.dem.ic/ /treat.ment/

Individual academic treatment is a specialized academic program designed to teach students individually, as opposed to clumping students together in an educational setting.

Adolescents are their own unique person. It is for this reason, that teens should also receive their own, personal academic curriculum. Teens learn at different speeds, through different methods, and, therefore, should be given an academic curriculum specifically created with their learning needs in mind.

Unfortunately, traditional schooling does not provide students with individual academic treatment. Typically, traditional teaching methods require students to learn as a group. Consequently, some of the teens in this group fall behind, due to their individual learning needs getting neglected. Teens, who fall behind, are then singled out, leaving them with the stigma of being 'stupid' or slow.' This unfortunate misunderstanding results in many teens feeling inadequate. These students may then be apprehensive to even attempt to learn and grow academically.

Fortunately, teens, who would greatly benefit from the services of individual academic treatment, are able to receive their education at various facilities. These specialized treatment centers include wilderness therapy programs, residential treatment centers, group homes, and therapeutic boarding schools for troubled teens.

Individualized clinical care

/in.div.i.dual.iz.ed/ / /care/


Individualized clinical care is an approach that accommodates every aspect of a person's life. Individualized treatment incorporates physical, psychological, emotional, developmental, familial, social and cultural factors. Every client is treated as a unique individual with treatment plans tailored to the individual's specific needs and problems.

In regards to therapeutic treatment, individualized clinical care provides an individual with a treatment program that is unique to them and their psychological needs. Instead of implementing a 'one size fits all' treatment, an individual is able to fully focus on their own unique issues and is then able to achieve therapeutic wellness with success.

Individualized clinical care is the most effective way to treat troubled teens. By addressing an individual, troubled adolescent's specific issues, psychological professional staff are able to effectively treat their unique ailments and disorders. In other words, a teen's disorders are unique and different from other teens. Accordingly, a teen's therapeutic treatment should be individualized and designed for their unique disorders.

intensive psychiatric treatments

Intensive psychiatric treatments

 /in.ten.sive/ / /treat.ment/ 


The definition of Intensive psychiatric treatment is: ‘the care given to improve a mental sickness or illness in a way that is very thorough or vigorous. ‘

Intensive psychiatric treatments are necessary for those who suffer from severe psychological disorder, such as depression or addictive behaviors. Moreover, it is crucial for an individual to undergo evaluation of their psychological disorder so that their disorder can be effectively treated by appropriate, intensive treatments. 

When intensive treatments are necessary, it implies that traditional therapies are inadequate, and not suitable in terms of exclusivity. For this reason, it is imperative for those who require intensive therapies, to not rely on failed, traditional forms of treatment.

Internal conflict

/in.ter.nal/ /con.flict/


Internal conflict is a mental or emotional dilemma within an individual's own state of mind. This personal dilemma is when an individual is torn between two choices: picking between what is right and what is wrong. Contrary to external conflict, which is used to describe a person's conflict with outside forces and easily is observable to other people, Internal conflict is completely introversive, often times unnoticed by outside parties.

The Teenage psyche is riddled with all kinds of internal conflicts. Adolescents are constantly battling with the choice of what would be ethical, as opposed to what would be easiest. Often times, the right thing, to do, is less fun and requires some amount diligence, but will ultimately benefit an individual in the long run. The wrong choice, however, is usually much easier to act on and generally brings about instant gratification. The wrong choice may initially be the easiest, more convenient of the two, but will almost exclusively result in negative consequences later on down the road. Unfortunately, troubled teens often times choose to do the more convenient, less productive of choices when engaged in an internal conflict. These teens believe they are taking the path of the least resistance, when in reality, their flawed plan will ultimately lead to overwhelming adversity.

Troubled teens who constantly fight a losing battle of internal conflict, are able to overcome and conquer their flawed way of thinking through therapeutic treatment. Additionally, residential treatment is a therapeutic treatment that can assist these types of struggling adolescents and provide them with the tools to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Interpersonal relationships

In·ter·per·son·al/ /re·la·tion·ships/


An Interpersonal relationship is a term used to describe individuals who share a strong, closely knit bond with each other. Interpersonal relationships are most often found to be shared between family members and a small circle of close friends. Interpersonal relationships require a large amount of nurturing and time investment. Most people find interpersonal relationships to be the most enjoyable kind of relationship or bond.

Similar to a living, breathing organism, interpersonal relationships have a lifespan. In order to maintain a interpersonal relationship's life, one has to nurture and protect it, as you would a living, breathing life-form. Interpersonal relationships grow and evolve gradually. Through spending time with one another, supporting one another, and sharing empathy towards one another, two people sharing an interpersonal relationship are able to grow their bond even further. Contrariwise, without adequate time investment and proper nurturing, the bond between two people of an interpersonal relationship may deteriorate.





An intervention is the process of intervening, usually referring to negative behaviors. Additionally, an intervention may refer to a group activity in where the group conducts a surprise, group therapy session for an addicted, or self-harming individual in need of personal, life change. 

When referring to the treatment and therapy of addicted, or self-damaging individuals, the activity of intervention is made up of the struggling person’s family and loved ones. Moreover, these specialized group councils are commonly conducted under the supervision of a therapeutic individual, who assists the individual’s loved ones in effectively reaching the afflicted person. 

While interventions are a useful too, they often do not completely irradiate the negative behaviors of the person of interest. Furthermore, those who are the subject of an intervention, most likely require some sort  of additional, psychiatric treatment.