New Perspectives
New Perspectives

Apr 15, 2009, 15:08

Daniels, UT
Ed Callahan, PhD
Executive Director and Owner

Daniels Academy is a small family-living style therapeutic boarding school for young men ages 13-18 who struggle both academically and emotionally. Their acting out behaviors can include opposition, substance abuse, technology addiction, family conflict or social withdrawal. In addition, students may have Executive Functioning issues that may include learning disabilities, ADHD, OCD or depression or therapeutic issues concerning grief, loss or trauma, mood disorders or adoption issues.

Ed Callahan, PhD, Executive Director/Owner, previously had a private practice in Denver, CO. He also worked as a therapist at Second Nature Wilderness Program and was the Executive Director of a therapeutic boarding school. Brian Murdock, LPC, Clinical Director/Owner, has worked with adolescents since 1992, both as a therapist at the Oakley School and as a therapist at a clinical boarding school in Springville, UT. Erika Feinauer, EdD, the Academic Director at Daniels, received her Master's and Doctorate in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Department of Human Development and Psychology She also was awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Developmental and Learning Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC, and taught at Brigham Young University.

Academics are individualized and offer the students credit recovery or acceleration options, accommodating a wide range of learners with the goal of preparing students for college or other educational settings. A primary section of their program is the experiential -Adventure Education Program (AEP) which utilizes the natural environment of their surroundings with experienced guides and includes 2 trips a month to such places as ice climbing in Ouray, CO, Canyoneering San Rafael Swell, UT, backpacking in Uintas, UT, or backcountry touring in Tushars, UT.

Recreational activities for students include film making and graphic design, cycling, snowboarding, skiing and rock climbing.

[This information came from the Daniels Academy website.]

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