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SEK is designed to be accessible for all families. SEK is primarily funded through sponsorship and general support.
SEK has 3 important ingredients: Christian Principles, Agricultural Lessons, and Best Mental Health Practice to help heal childhood grief and trauma. Trauma is a emotional wound.
We Rise by Lifting Others
Despite personal hardship and tragedy, Dr. Alyssa Killebrew is committed to teaching younger generations how to thrive through proper sense of self, healthy personal choices, and compassion for others.
· I am a Christian and a clinical psychologist who believes that early intervention is key to preventing lifelong struggles with mental illness. Carl Jung knew that we we couldn't heal a person's mind without encouraging their spiritual growth. My own life has shown me time and time again that Jung was right. We need to be balanced in mind, body and spirit.
· Most of what ails us mentally comes from old childhood wounds. If we could start helping young people heal and regulate their emotions early in life, we could decease the likelihood of lifelong struggles with mental illness
· After being a counselor for many years, I went back to school to become a psychologist so I could better understand DSM-V diagnoses and help build evidence based treatment protocols that have been proven to work
· As a psychologist, I can diagnose and treat mental illness using the best clinical practices
· Skills Before Pills: We teach skills before encouraging pills to treat mental health issues
What is a Therapeutic Intensive?
SEK is a Therapeutic Intensive and NOT a traditional summer camp.
A therapeutic intensive is a place to deal with trauma so life can feel more like a adventure every day of the year. Our intensives have a dual focus. We want your child to have fun while learning how to deal with the problems that are preventing them from living their best life. Research suggests that the more adverse childhood experiences we have the more likely we are to suffer from a DSM-V diagnosis. Thankfully, traumas (adverse childhood experiences) are treatable and if dealt with early and effectively we can prevent children from having long-term mental health problems in the future.
We balance therapy and adventure using experiential approaches, teaching of men and women from the Bible who struggled, and farmlife recreational activities
SEK Experientials will include:
Team Building with Low Ropes
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Farm to Table
Camps begin on Monday mornings at 9 AM and conclude on Friday afternoons at 6 PM
Tanglewood in Lawrence MS
During SEK camp, your child will not be allowed to have their phones. We want them to take a sabbatical from the world and deeply immerse themselves in this healing process.
How is SEK Different?
· We will start praying for your child and your whole family from the first day you reached out to us. Pray changes things.
· We believe in whole family healing. A house divided against itself can’t stand. We want to help you bridge the gaps in your household and create a united plan going forward.
· A variety of therapeutic techniques are used to determine which one your child responds to best.
· Our intensive is a great opportunity for your child to experience different types of therapy (dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), equine therapy (horses), experiential therapy (low ropes course), and mindfulness techniques).
· Tailored plans are created for your child and family with 6 months of aftercare follow-up
· SEK plans are tailored for your child to deal with their specific adverse childhood experience
· For a week, your child disconnects from social media and develops relationships through deeply immersing themselves in a structured schedule of farm life therapy (rising with the chickens and going to bed early to get ready for a new day)