How Social Media is Destroying Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

social media influence - Portrait of a serious girl thinking outdoors - Uinta Academy

Social media has been an incredible asset to society, improving the way we communicate, connect, and share our lives with others. While it has its benefits, it also negatively impacts our lives, especially those of young teens. Teenagers’ brains are still developing, making these years crucial to establish healthy boundaries with technology and social media.…

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Regulating Emotions through Equine Therapy: A Journey to Emotional Well-being

Equine Therapy At Uinta Academy

Equine therapy, a therapeutic approach that harnesses the centuries-long companionship between horses and humans, has proven effective in promoting mental health and overall well-being. With their keen sensitivity and strong prey drive, horses can read and respond to human emotions, making them exceptional therapeutic partners. Equine Therapy at Uinta Licensed therapists at Uinta work closely…

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Uinta’s Clinical Director Celebrates 18 Years


Bridget Rhoten, LCSW celebrated 18 years with Uinta Academy this year! Bridget started as a family teacher, moved on to be the program director, a primary therapist and now the clinical director. “I love working with our Uinta families! This is very complex work we do, and I believe the most powerful agent of change…

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Hannah Paxton, CSW Now Fully Certified In Equine Assisted Therapy

Uinta Academy Equine Therapy

Uinta Academy therapist Hannah Paxton, CSW recently added to her certifications. After attending the O.K. Corral Training in Pueblo Colorado she is now certified in equine-assisted psychotherapy and processing techniques. While at O.K. she strengthened new techniques with both individual and group equine therapy. Hannah shared, “My experience with horses has opened my eyes to…

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Overnight Trips Give Students Opportunities to Practice New Skills

Uinta Academy Trip to Moab

Uinta Academy finds great value in doing overnight trips and it’s not just the students participating in the excursions. Staff integration, part of the Teaching-Family Model, is a big part of these trips. Therapists, teachers, and direct care staff all participate in hopes of integrating with students and modeling pro-social behavior. Historically, Uinta Academy students…

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Uinta Academy Continues To Evolve, Eliminates Point System

Uinta Academy East Building

Uinta Academy is evolving and has recently eliminated the point system from the Teaching Family Model in its programming! Earlier this year, Uinta decided that to be in line with their meaningful and impactful relationship approach with students they needed to shift to a more positive and self-monitoring approach, which has replaced the old system.…

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