Evoke Therapy Programs

By Dr. Brad Reedy

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Evoke Therapy Programs is an outdoor based therapeutic program serving adolescents, young adults, and families. Email the host brad@evoketherapy.com

Episode Date
Evoke Therapy Programs Life Cycle 2019
Dr. Reedy discusses the stages of change for children and parents as they move through the therapy process at Evoke. He talks about regression, relapse, and how to let go of outcomes when it comes to your children's thoughts and feelings,
May 20, 2019
Introducing Evoke to Family & Friends 2019
Dr. Brad Reedy, Clinical Director and Co-Founder of Evoke Therapy Programs, explains Evoke's wilderness therapy for those who have a family member or friend at Evoke. He talks about how you can support your loved ones as they navigate the difficult path toward healing from mental health and addiction issues.
May 11, 2019
Communication Skills and Principles 2019
Dr. Brad Reedy talks about how communication skills can be used to gain clarity and transform a relationship from enmeshment and reactivity to clarity and connection. He talks about the fundamental tools of communication and listening and the ideas that they rest on.
May 07, 2019
Four Agreements Book Review 2019
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses "The Four Agreements," by Don Miguel Ruiz. He highlights how closely this book aligns with what we know about child development, attachment, and parenting. He talks about guilt and shame. He talks about learning to un-learn many of the things our parents taught us and their parents taught them. Brad recommends this book to parents and children alike as a spiritual guide to our psychological development.
Apr 26, 2019
Fathers And Sons 2019
Dr. Reedy talks about how fathers play an important role in the lives of their sons. He talks about being a mentor and learning to listen as keys to raising resilient and resourceful sons.
Apr 24, 2019
Siblings, Family, and Friends of Evoke Q&A April 17, 2019
Dr. Reedy takes questions from siblings, family, and friends of Evoke Therapy Programs participants. He talks about how to support a loved one in treatment. He talks about honoring siblings struggle to reconnect to their sibling in treatment.
Apr 18, 2019
Letter Writing and Phone Calls: How Communication with Your Child Shapes the Relationship
Dr. Brad Reedy talks about how we communicate with our children reveals qualities of our relationship with them. He provides guidance for writing letters to your child and connecting those to the underlying ideas of intimacy, connection, and differentiation.
Apr 12, 2019
Dr. Brad Reedy, Clinical Director of Evoke Therapy Programs, discusses the concept of our inner-child: the lost parts of ourselves, the authentic or real self. He talks about how it is lost through messages of shame and how to regain and integrate those parts of ourselves. Brad talks about doing you own work and shares some stories about his own inner-child work.
Apr 04, 2019
Getting the Support You Deserve and Need 2019
Dr. Reedy discusses self-care and creating a life where people respect and honor you and your boundaries.
Mar 29, 2019
The Myth Of Being Right 2019
Dr. Reedy talks about how being right is the opposite of being a Self. He talks about how children and parents can get stuck in the battle over who is right and who is wrong. He talks about how trying to be good and right is the enemy of personal growth.
Mar 22, 2019
Entitlement 2019
Dr. Brad Reedy talks about entitlement in children and offers a unique perspective. He explains how terms like "spoiled," "selfish," and even "entitled" are used by adults to shame children so that the adult doesn't have to own and deal with boundary setting. He explains barriers to setting boundaries and encourages parents to do their own work to improve in this area. He also talks about how parents are shamed through labels like "helicopter-parent," "enmeshed," or even "codependent."
Mar 13, 2019
Trust, Permission, Forgiveness, and Forgetting 2019
Dr. Reedy discusses the dynamics of trust and forgiveness as it relates to parenting a struggling child. He talks about how trust is something we own and decide to give away on our own time schedule. He talks about how healing and forgiving are at the discretion of the hurt part, not the one doing the hurting. He empowers parents to own their feelings a not be responsible for how others interpret them.
Feb 22, 2019
Resistance (in Therapy)
Dr. Reedy talks to parents about various types of resistance in therapy and how best to engage their children without making it worse.
Feb 21, 2019
8 Tools For Transforming Relationships 2019
Dr. Reedy talks about the 8 Tools he has seen made the biggest impact on the children and families he has worked with for the last 23 years: I statements, listening, clarifying intent, avoiding imperatives and polarizing language, developing a practice of compassion, and taking time-outs. He shares stories and examples of each of the tools as well as how they help foster differentiation in relationships.
Feb 14, 2019
The Identified Patient 2019
Dr. Reedy discusses the shift from the identified patient model to treating the family system. He talks about seeing beneath the symptoms to the underlying wound that is being expressed. He also invites parents of struggling children to model vulnerability and openness in the therapeutic process.
Feb 07, 2019
Q&A for Parents, Siblings, Extended Family & Friends
Dr. Reedy answers questions from siblings, friends, and extended family members of Evoke participants about wilderness therapy, siblings, and mental health. Some of the topics included here are how to support a loved-one while in treatment, how to deal with a sibling at home resistant to family therapy, and how to deal with guilt for sending a child to treatment.
Feb 05, 2019
Book Review- The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck By Mark Monson
Dr. Reedy discusses the hot new book "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Monson. He talks about how the book offers an accessible entry to some Buddhist concepts like radical acceptances, the inevitability of suffering, detachment, and the beginners mind. He also talks about some of the book's limitations and short comings, specifically the lack of insight on how to effectively deal with resistance.
Jan 29, 2019
Co - Parenting 2019
Dr. Reedy talks about the challenges that occur when co-parents don't support each other. He discusses strategies and tools for creating cohesion. At the center of the idea is that if one becomes focused on the other parent, it can increase division and polarizations.
Jan 26, 2019
Al-anon, Coda, & Other Anonymous Meetings
Dr. Reedy talks about who can benefit from attending 12-Step support groups. The benefits of attending, sharing, working the steps and having a sponsor are reviewed. Dr. Reedy suggests that the 12-Steps could benefit everyone regardless of their specific circumstances.
Jan 23, 2019
Couple's Work (2019)
Dr. Reedy explains that when the identified patient is removed from the family in treatment the parents often redirect the energy towards the marital relationships. He explores qualities of a healthy marriage beginning with the development of healthy self development in each of the partners. He debunks some common ideas in our culture surrounding love and marriage.
Jan 17, 2019
Risk Taking Behavior
Dr. Reedy talks about risk taking behavior, the adolescent brain, and how development informs us about our children’s risky behavior. He uses it to explain addiction and other seemingly irrational choices.
Jan 11, 2019
Family Conflict
Dr. Reedy talks about dynamics underlying family conflict. He warns that conflict is not simply a measure of a child's struggle and that it may signal a need for a parental shift. He discusses concepts and tools that help in navigating conflict.
Jan 09, 2019
Insight, Experience & The Authentic Self
Dr. Reedy discusses the role that insight and experience play in the development of a healthy self in the therapeutic process.
Jan 03, 2019
Refuge Recovery by Noah Levine
Dr. Reedy reviews Refuge Recovery by Noah Levine. He praises it as a simple and straightforward approach appealing to those who may want a non-theistic approach to recovery. He also talks about how it doesn't tend to provoke defensiveness as some other models, due to it's avoidance of dogmatic principles. He talks about it as both an alternative and a compliment to other approaches to treating addiction. He discusses mindfulness and other Buddhist inspired elements of the approach.
Dec 27, 2018
Dr. Reedy discusses adolescent and young adult developmental tasks and the implications for parents helping children negotiate these stages.
Dec 14, 2018
Frustration Tolerance and Gratification Delay
Dr. Reedy talks about Delay of Gratification and Low Frustration Tolerance and the developmental science behind it. He talks about how these traits related to other issues. He teaches parents how to support healthy development in these areas. He explains that Wilderness Therapy, specifically nomadic primitive living wilderness therapy, is an effective way at fostering growth in these areas.
Dec 11, 2018
“How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child” by John Gottman. Book Review
Dr. Reedy discusses the work of John Gottman, Ph.d. and his concept of emotional coaching (in contrast to dismissive, dissaproving, or laissez-faire parenting). Gottman explains how learning to hear and validate children leads to resiliency and the reduction of mental health issues. Parents who focus on behaviors rather than emotions, tend to overvalue cooperation. Parents who see a child's "negative" emotions as an opportunity for intimacy are better suited to provide healthy guidance. He explains how this is all built upon the foundation of a parent's self-awareness.
Dec 04, 2018
Internet, Gaming, and Computer Addiction
Dr. Reedy discusses the vulnerabilities and underlying issues that may lead to electronic addictions. He discuses and compares substance abuse disorders with process addiction. He talks about parenting a child struggling with self-sabatoging and self-medicating behaviors.
Nov 30, 2018
Winter & Holidays in Wilderness Therapy
Dr. Reedy discusses some of the concepts underlying wilderness therapy and how those dynamics are intensified in the winter and during the holiday season. He talks about how we support and celebrate holidays and how wilderness in the winter creates mindfulness and a greater appreciation for family.
Nov 28, 2018
What Your Children Don't Want You To Know (or they can't say)
Dr. Reedy talks about important aspects of parent-child dynamic that help to improve boundaries, self-efficacy, and resiliency. Parental self-care and appropriate praise are also discussed.
Nov 13, 2018
When Is It Time For Guidance?
Dr. Reedy discusses the need for listening before talking or teaching. He describes how the brain's higher level functioning, when feeling threatened or stressed, is hijacked and the individual is unable to take-in information or reason. He talks about the need for parents and others to listen to children to quiet the flight or fight responses, before launching into lectures or lessons, so that those lessons may sink-in.
Nov 03, 2018
Q & A For Siblings, Family, And Friends Of Evoke10 - 25 - 18 Mp3
Dr. Reedy takes questions from family and friends of Evoke Therapy Program clients: How can you support someone who is in treatment? What does a typical day in wilderness therapy look like? What happens after wilderness therapy? What if a sibling doesn't want to talk or write letters to our child while they are in treatment?
Oct 28, 2018
Getting it Right vs Getting it Real
Dr. Reedy discusses the difference between being real and being right. He discusses how our contexts impact us. He discusses how therapy can help us to repair our wounds and how the authentic self is fostered through connection.
Oct 20, 2018
Self In Parenting
Dr. Reedy discusses finding yourself in parenting. He explains how selfless parenting is a trap and how the first ingredient in a healthy parent is a healthy sense of self. He talks about how to combine the idea of supporting your child while taking care of yourself directly rather than indirectly.
Oct 13, 2018
Healthy Boundaries based on "The Dance of Anger" by Harriet Lerner
Dr. Reedy reviews The Dance of Anger and what it can teach us about boundaries. He talks about how boundaries are hard work and how we use threats, nagging, lecturing, and all other sorts of behaviors in parenting instead of setting boundaries. He also talks about how setting healthy boundaries is akin to developing and modeling a healthy sense of self and helps to foster that development in our children.
Sep 27, 2018
Control vs, Influence
Dr. Reedy discusses how strictness and control are not the same thing. He discusses emotional coercion and how it is harmful in parenting. He talks about how most permissive parents use emotional coercion in lieu of boundaries.
Sep 14, 2018
Raising Resilient Children – Interview with Summit County Health Department
Dr. Reedy is a guest with Derek Siddoway on Summit County Health Department's podcast in preparation for his talk on Raising Resilient Children, Monday September 17, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at the Blair Education Center in Park City, Utah. Go to https://summitcountyhealth.org to learn more or to subscribe to their podcast.
Sep 13, 2018
Guilt, Blame, and Accountability
Dr. Brad Reedy talks about the intersect between parental guilt and accountability. He describes how guilt can rob us of our ability to hold boundaries and practice self-care. He makes a case for the value of parents doing their own work without the negative effects of blame. He describes the "idiot" parent intervention.
Sep 07, 2018
Q&A For Siblings, Family, And Friends Of Evoke Therapy Programs
Dr. Reedy takes questions from family and friends about how to support your family member at Evoke Therapy Programs. He addresses relapse and how a parent can be confident a child is telling the truth while in treatment. He also talks about what makes wilderness therapy differ from other forms of therapy.
Aug 31, 2018
Attachment Theory: What it looks like and why it's important.
Dr. Reedy talks about why attachment is so important and what a healthy attachment does for a child's brain and development. He also talks, practically, about what healthy attachment looks like and what gets in the way of creating it.
Aug 24, 2018
Reading and Writing Letters and Principles of Communication
Dr. Reedy discusses the letter writing process at Evoke and what we can learn about communication and relationships. He discusses how we, as parents, ask children to remove their defenses when it is often we that contributed to the need for the defense in the first place.
Aug 22, 2018
Interview With Evoke Therapy Alumni Mother And Daughter
Dr. Reedy interviews Joye and Morgan, a mother and daughter who went through Evoke's Wilderness Therapy Program. Joye and Morgan share their journey of hope and healing in the hopes that others won't feel so alone.
Aug 21, 2018
Letting Go Of Outcomes
Dr. Reedy discusses what it means to "let go of outcomes" and how this practice can lead to exactly what we want. He talks about what gets in the way of letting go, including pain, hurt, fear, and our instinct to control. This discussion and Q&A portion of the podcast focuses, in part, on co-dependency and how to heal from it.
Aug 17, 2018
Coming Out
Dr. Reedy talks about coming out for LGBTQ+ children. He talks about it from the perspective of the child (using thoughts from Ash Beckhams TED Talk) and how best to receive and celebrate your child. He offers do's and don'ts for parents whose children come out.
Aug 15, 2018
Contexts and All Kinds of Therapy
Dr. Reedy discusses the value in our lives of living in different contexts. A difference context allows you to see your own context and provides perspective for understanding the implicit, unwritten, and unspoken messages of your family of origin and your day to day life. A safe therapeutic context can help repair shame and the feeling that you are not okay. A safe context is the starting place for healing and addressing symptoms that started as coping mechanisms.
Aug 11, 2018
Q&A for Siblings, Family, and Friends of Evoke
Dr. Reedy talks with families from Evoke Therapy Programs about aftercare and how to support Evoke clients.
Jun 16, 2018
Preparing for Transition: Regression and Relapse
Dr. Reedy discusses regression and what to expect during transitions. He talks about how parents can focus on their own relapse and avoid addictive thinking. He explores various ways parents can utilize resources to prepare for the inevitable struggles that occur during and after transitions.
Jun 07, 2018
The I - Feel Statement And Effective Communication
Dr. Reedy reviews Evoke Therapy Programs' communication model, including the I-feel statement and reflective listening. He also delves into the principles the underly communication theory and how people often express feelings to try to change behaviors in others. He explains that the reason we share may be more important than why we share our feelings.
May 31, 2018
Cause And Effect Thinking Error in Parenting
Dr. Brad Reedy talks about how simple cause and effect thinking in parenting relates to objectification and shame in children. He explains how differentiation and the development of a self in a parent is the foundation for healthy attachment.
May 29, 2018
Introduction To Evoke Therapy
Dr. Reedy welcomes new families to Evoke Therapy Programs wilderness therapy experience and explains the theory behind wilderness therapy. He talks about the goals and objectives of wilderness therapy and how experiential therapy bypasses resistance and creates change.
May 24, 2018
Getting The Support You Need And Deserve
Dr. Reedy discusses practicing self-care and setting boundaries with unsupportive friends and family. He talks about empowering parents to assert their needs in relationships with children and others. He explains how creating a supportive network begins with courageous and bold steps towards developing an authentic self.
May 17, 2018
Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, and Nutrition in the Field
Dr. Reedy discusses mindfulness practices used in Evoke's wilderness therapy. He talks about how we could broaden our idea of mindfulness beyond breathing, silent, meditation. He talks about the relationship between mindfulness and healthy attachment. He briefly comments on nutrition in the wilderness.
May 10, 2018
Q&A For Siblings, Family, And Friends April 30, 2018
Dr. Reedy addresses siblings questions about Evoke Therapy Programs and how to respond to a sibling at home who doesn't want to talk about their brother or sister. He also talks about how siblings and family can support their loved one in treatment by learning about the ideas and concepts taught at Evoke. He also explains why there is less communication in the early phases of treatment with family members at home.
May 01, 2018
Choice Theory
Dr. Reedy explores the work of William Glasser--specifically Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. He talks about the drives beneath children's mental health and addiction issues and how understanding these may create greater compassion and understanding.
Apr 26, 2018
Grit, Resilience, And The Efficacy Of Primitive - Living, Nomadic Wilderness Therapy
Dr. Reedy explores the concepts of grit, resilience, and growth mindset. With these ideas as a foundation, he explains how the nomadic model of wilderness therapy produces the most effective outcomes. He shares Evoke's outcomes compared to the other wilderness therapy outcomes.
Apr 20, 2018
A Daily Practice & "The Language Of Letting Go"
Dr. Reedy explains the value of a mindfulness practice. Several readings from Melody Beattie's daily reader, "The Language of Letting Go" are offered and discussed. Topics discussed include letting go, self-care, pain, letting things happen, freedom, and honoring your roots.
Apr 18, 2018
The Hero's Journey
Dr. Reedy provides an overview of Joseph Campbell's concept of "The Hero's Journey" and he explains how each of us can use it to navigate life's challenges. Parents with struggling children are called to embark on a heroic journey and overcome fears to find "the life that is waiting for them."
Apr 13, 2018
How To Motivate Your Child
Dr. Reedy discusses the do's and don'ts of behavioral reinforcement with children. He discusses the difference between control and strictness and how children can flourish with varying levels of structure, but suffer when there is emotional coercion and shame. He also talks about how, developmentally, children learn from the outside-in and parents tempted to lecture or debate are avoiding the difficult work of boundaries.
Apr 05, 2018
Book Review: Brave Parenting
Dr. Reedy reviews the book by Krissy Pozatek, Brave Parenting: A Buddhist Inspired Guide to Raising Resilient Children. He discusses the value of listening and being present with your child's feelings and how children develop resiliency through dealing with challenges.
Apr 03, 2018
Immersion - Principles, Jargon And Culture Of WIlderness Therapy
Dr. Reedy explains the value of immersion into the culture of wilderness therapy and how the use of metaphor, ritual, and distance help to create a powerful, experiential intervention. He shares some of the jargon from wilderness therapy and how this creates a sense of belonging for participants.
Mar 30, 2018
Adoption and Attachment
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses the effects of adoption on attachment. He summarizes the book by Sherrie Eldridge, "Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew." Parents with and without adopted children learn about how the quality of attachment affects resilience. Parents are shown how to support children in grieving.
Mar 29, 2018
Avoiding Power Struggles
Dr. Reedy talks about how to avoid to power struggles with your children. He explains how to "lose" and avoid the trap of trying to be "good" or "right".
Mar 16, 2018
Another Broadcast On Boundaries
Dr. Reedy discusses how boundaries and synonymous with self-care, how the principle role of boundaries is not to teach others a lesson, and how parents need to give up "being right"--and learn how to lose.
Mar 13, 2018
Trauma, Defenses, and Diagnoses
Dr. Reedy talks about the how pain and wounded-ness lie beneath our symptoms and diagnoses. He talks about how to see the pain beneath the symptom and how this frame offers healing. He also talks about how therapy changes the base and leads to transformation. Lastly, he calls on parents to do their own work, heal their own trauma, and how their primary goal is to support the development of a child's sense of self.
Feb 08, 2018
Questions and Answers For Sibilings, Extended Family, and Friends
In this open forum for family and friends, Dr. Reedy talks about shame and the effects on our children. He talks about the recent suicide of a teen in Newport Beach and the notes he left that give us a clue as to the effects in our culture with it's emphasis on performance and compliance. Dr. Reedy also talks to siblings left behind, when a child is placed at Evoke, and how best to support them.
Feb 06, 2018
Review Of "The Price Of Privilege" By Madeline Levine, Ph.D.
Dr. Reedy reviews and teaches from the book, "The Price of Privilege" by Madeline Levine. Dr. Levine invites parents to make a shift from emphasizing performance to supporting the development of the "self" in children. The culture of affluence and its impact on parenting are discussed. Dr. Levine writes, “We have to be acutely attuned to our own psychological issues and our own happiness, or lack of it. We have to be willing to take an unflinching look at our parenting skills.”
Feb 02, 2018
Why Your Child SHOULD Be Your Friend
Dr. Reedy talks about the similarities between friendship and the ideal ways to treat a child. Healthy boundaries are similar for both. Reedy also talks about how best to lead and mentor children.
Jan 30, 2018
What To Look For In A Therapist
Dr. Reedy talks about what traits, processes and skills make for a good therapist in conjunction with or following Evoke Therapy Programs. Flexibility and meeting the client where they are at are two of the many qualities he suggests to look for. Principally, look for a therapist who looks for you.
Jan 26, 2018
Treatment Differences in Substance Abuse vs Addiction
What is the difference between substance abuse and more severe forms of addiction? How does the treatment approach differ when treating someone using or abusing substances compared to someone who is addicted? What is the family's role in treatment of addiction? Dr. Reedy answers these and explains that the root of addiction is in the thinking rather than the consumption of alcohol or drugs.
Jan 19, 2018
The Anatomy Of Peace
Dr. Reedy reviews The Anatomy of Peace, written by the Arbinger Institute. This book talks about regarding others, our children, with a new sensibility. The authors suggest that when we hold them in a place of love and empathy, children are more likely to feel moved to accept invitations for changing their lives.
Jan 17, 2018
Behavioral Vs Relational Approaches To Therapy
Dr. Reedy discusses behavioral vs. relational approaches to therapy and how concepts can be extrapolated to apply to parenting. He also talks about the evolution of wilderness therapy over the last 22 years.
Jan 09, 2018
Visits To The Field
This broadcast is to prepare parents and family members of Evoke clients for a visit to the field. Approaching the visit with an open mind and prepared to work are key ideas that will make the visit successful. Dr. Reedy discusses other skills and tools that will help to make the visit rich and meaningful.
Jan 05, 2018
The Awakened Family: How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children by Shefali Tsabary
Dr. Reedy reviews the book by Shefali Tsabary, "The Awakened Family: How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children." He discusses mindfulness in parenting, learning how to avoid reactiveness, and how the foundation of optimal parenting is based in the practice of focusing on one's own work and healing.
Jan 03, 2018
Nurture Shock Part 3: The Science Of Teen Rebellion
Dr. Reedy completes his series on Nurture Shock, talking about the chapter on The Science of Teen Rebellion. Neuro-biological issues as well as how parents can reconsider the value of conflict and oppositionality in a child's development are discussed.
Dec 22, 2017
"Why Kids Lie." Lying And Deception. Reviewing Of The Book Nurture Shock P. 2
In the second part of his review of "Nurture Shock," Dr. Reedy discusses why children lie and how parents can best encourage honesty.
Dec 20, 2017
Nurture Shock Pt 1 The Inverse Power Of Praise
Dr. Reedy discusses the first chapter in Nurture Shock: "The Inverse Power of Praise." Self-esteem, growth mindset, and how to and not to praise children to increase resiliency, frustration tolerance, and effort are discussed.
Dec 15, 2017
A Review Of The Prophet By Kahlil Gibran
Dr. Reedy shares some thoughts from the book, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, and he makes connections to the work children and parents are doing at Evoke Therapy Programs.
Dec 05, 2017
Q&A Siblings, Extended Family And Friends Of Evoke
Dr. Reedy answers questions from siblings and extended family related to a student or client at Evoke Therapy Programs. Length of stay, aftercare, answering questions from friends, and a typical day are all discussed.
Nov 30, 2017
Lessons From Star Wars - Vader & Yoda. Fear, Love, And Control In Parenting
Dr. Reedy draws upon the epic story of Star Wars to highlight the processes that parents go through in dealing with children struggling with mental health and addiction issues. Yoda and Darth Vader become the archetypes of love and fear in our journey. Reedy also shares concepts from Joseph Campbell and the hero's journey, which informed George Lucas and his telling of this classic story.
Nov 19, 2017
School Refusal And Academic Failure
Dr. Reedy talks about and answers parents' questions about school refusal and academic failure. He encourages parents to utilize resources and to seek for underlying issues that lead to school problems. He talks about holding boundaries without fear and control.
Nov 14, 2017
Loving Kindness Meditation
Dr. Reedy shares the Loving Kindness Meditation, or "Metta," it's history, some examples and how evidence shows it improves our mental and physical health. Evoke parents are encouraged to practice this meditation. Evoke students and clients are introduced to it in the wilderness.
Nov 08, 2017
Evoke's Primitive, Nomadic Model Of Wilderness Therapy
Dr. Reedy talks about the theory of wilderness therapy and the virtues of the nomadic, primitive living model for treating mental health and addiction issues in adolescents and young adults.
Nov 07, 2017
Q&A For Siblings, Family, And Friends
Dr. Reedy takes questions from friends and family members of Evoke's clients. He talks about length of stay, trust, the value of educational consultants, and the pros & cons of aftercare placement.
Oct 26, 2017
Review Of "The Dance Of Fear," By Harriet Lerner
Dr. Dr. Brad Reedy will does a book review of Harriet Lerner’s The Dance of Fear. He discusses how unhappiness is fueled by three key emotions: anxiety, fear, and shame. They are the uninvited guests in our lives. When tragedy or hardship hits, they may become our constant companions. No one signs up for anxiety, fear, and shame, but we can’t avoid them either. As we learn to respond to these three key emotions in new ways, we can live more fully in the present and move into the future with courage, clarity, humor, and hope.
Oct 25, 2017
Evoke's Family Programming - 10:20:17, 10.20 AM
Dr. Reedy explores Evoke's approach to parent and family support. He explains how parent education must go be simple skills and tools and explore underlying motives to be effective. He encourages parents to do their own work for it's own sake: be a better parent means being a better person.
Oct 20, 2017
Divorce, Blended Families, Step - Parenting And Co - Parenting
Dr. Reedy talks about divorce, how to navigate blended family issues, and effective co-parenting.
Oct 20, 2017
Objectification is to treat another person like an object, because of a lack of empathy, lack of reciprocity or lack of connection. This webinar describes in great detail the objectification cycle that people get stuck in and the effect it has on relationships. The cycle begins with a person experiencing hurt, learning ways not to feel the hurt, and then seeing other people the way one see oneself, and treating them accordingly. With this assumption that others don't feel hurt as well, one begins to treat others like an object. This webinar explores ways to address the objectification of others and gives parents some tools to help interrupt the cycle. This webinar could be helpful for parents with children that lack remorse, empathy, feelings or connection and also for the porn-addicted. This is for parents that have a hard time differentiating between their child's successes and failures and their own. This is for parents that view their child's anger and fear as something they as parents did wrong, and those that struggle to not see their child as a reflection of them. It is for parents that need some help fostering an environment where objectification isn't happening.
Oct 12, 2017
Trauma And PTSD
Dr. Reedy discusses trauma and the effect it has on our brains and our functioning. He talks about how to treat and respond to those who suffer with PTSD. He also talks about the effect that trauma has on parents as they experience it in the wake of their child's dangerous behaviors.
Oct 10, 2017
Autism Spectrum Disorders Non-Verbal Learning Disability and Asperger Syndrome
Dr. Reedy discusses Autism Spectrum Disorders, Non-Verbal Learning Disability and Asperger Syndrome, and how to respond in a helpful way, both as a therapist and as a parent.
Sep 29, 2017
Talking about the bullies and the victims of bullies: Dr. Reedy discusses how to foster empathy in your child and how to respond to your child if you think they might be a victim of bullying.
Sep 27, 2017
Self - Harm And Suicidality
Dr. Reedy talks to parents about dynamics and how to cope with a child who struggles with self-harm and suicidal ideation.
Sep 19, 2017
Book Review- Harriet Lerner's "Why Won't You Apologize?"
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Dr. Harriet Lerner's book, "Why Won't You Apologize?" Shame, guilt, and how to offer an apology without messing it up are discussed.
Sep 15, 2017
Open Forum September 5, 2017
Dr. Reedy takes live questions and talks about a typical day, how primitive living programs work, how we can embrace our imperfections and vulnerabilities, and how a group is chosen for each client.
Sep 06, 2017
Wilderness, Aftercare And Coming Home
Dr. Reedy discusses the continuum of care that most families at Evoke traverse and the thinking that goes into the decision making along the way.
Sep 01, 2017
Open Forum 8.29.17
Dr. Brad Reedy, Evoke's Co-founder and Clinical Director, answers questions from parents on topics including aftercare, length of stay, parent curriculum and blame, al-anon, and the stigma of therapy.
Aug 30, 2017
Communication Skills And Theory
Dr. Reedy discusses communication theory and some basic communication tools that can help us improve our intimacy and our awareness.
Aug 17, 2017
Family Systems Theory
Dr. Reedy explains Family Systems Theory and how it impacts therapy and treatment. Principles such as homeostasis, triangulation, boundaries, differentiation, and punctuation help us to understand how our children operate inside a system and how a family intervention can be more effective than an individual intervention.
Aug 15, 2017
Finding Self And Finding Others
Dr. Reedy discusses the foundation of a healthy relationship: a more aware, enlightened and whole self. He talks about the need to develop a better idea of one's history and childhood in order to provide a healthy attachment experience for our children.
Aug 08, 2017
The Letters Of Juliet To The Knight In Rusty Armor
Dr. Reedy reviews and share his thoughts on this book that serves as a sequel to the Knight in Rusty Armor. It is a powerful illustration of the transformation that can occur as we seek after our own truth on the journey to save a loved one suffering with mental health and addiction issues. Juliet lets go of the life she had planned and life she knew to embrace a new life with a larger capacity to see and love others.
Jul 28, 2017
The Knight In Rusty Armor
Dr. Reedy review the Knight in Rusty Armor and the lessons from the book. He also discusses Joseph Campbell's model of the Heroic Journey and how it can apply to our lives as we walk our own path of truth towards enlightenment.
Jul 26, 2017
Mindfulness And Psychotherapy By Thich Nhat Hanh
Dr. Reedy discusses the audio book by Thich Nhat Hanh, "Mindfulness and Psychotherapy" and teaches parents how to reduce suffering and find peace in the present moment while parenting a child struggling with mental health and addiction.
Jul 14, 2017
Field Staff Training
Parents eavesdrop as Dr. Reedy talks to Field Staff about their role and challenges of being a working in that capacity in Evoke's wilderness therapy programs. He discusses, burn-out, countertransference, letting-go of the outcome, doing your own work, and what place techniques play in therapy.
Jun 30, 2017
Emerging Adulthood And "Failure To Launch"
Dr. Reedy discusses issues in emerging adulthood and challenges the concept of "failure to launch." After understanding young adults through the lens of psychology, sociology, anthropology and biology, parents are encouraged to look at their judgments, expectations, and relationship dynamics.
Jun 25, 2017
Q&A Siblings, Extended Family And Friends Of Evoke
Dr. Reedy talks with siblings, family members and friends of Evoke clients and addresses their concerns and helps them understand how they can best support the client.
Jun 20, 2017
Approaches to Treating Addiction and Substance Abuse.
Approaches to Treating Addiction and Substance Abuse. by Dr. Brad Reedy
Jun 16, 2017
The Identified Patient
Dr. Reedy discusses the dynamic of the identified patient and implications for a family systems based treatment model. This is a great listen for individuals who are struggling with a loved one stuck in self-defeating and self-sabotaging patterns.
Jun 14, 2017
The Letter Of Awareness & Facilitating Accountability
Accountability is one of the main program themes at Evoke. Join Dr. Reedy as he talks about how we teach accountability in the wilderness. He will also discuss the Letter of Awareness, one of our program assignments: the intention and process around the letter.
Jun 11, 2017
What Kids Don't Want Parents To Know
Dr. Reedy talks about the dynamics between parents and children and how children gain access the the "buttons" that represent a parent's vulnerabilities. Projective identification is explained. He also explains how to avoid falling into old patterns.
Jun 02, 2017
The Parent Meeting
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses “The Parent Meeting.” What you need to know before you visit your child in the field or before you pick them up. He will talk about assertive communication, the perfect parent, the wellness cycle, and doing your own work.
May 31, 2017
Hopes and Intention Letter - A Letter To Support And Facilitate Change
Dr. Reedy discusses the first letter parents write to their child, The Hopes and Intentions Letter, after sending them to Evoke Therapy Programs. Emphasizing love and decreasing shame and guilt are key ingredients at encouraging and facilitating change to a loved one struggling with mental health or addiction issues.
May 23, 2017
How To Chose The Best Fit Aftercare For Your Child
Dr. Reedy describes how to go about selecting the best fit aftercare for your child following Evoke Therapy Programs. The role of educational consultants and what questions to ask, as well as various features of treatment programs are discussed.
May 17, 2017
Motivational Interviewing Informed Parenting
Dr. Reddy reviews the book Motivational Interviewing for parents and how this way of being with a child reduces defensiveness, resistance and promotes healthy changes in the child. Motivational Interviewing is a book by Rollnick and Miller.
May 16, 2017
Siblings - Live Q&A May 1, 2017
Evoke Therapy Programs provides support for siblings of students and clients in wilderness therapy. Dr. Reedy answers live questions from parents and siblings of Evoke clients. With ages ranging from 10-29 years-old, Dr. Reedy answers the question "How can I best support my brother?" and "What if my sister doesn't change?" Dr. Reedy also responds to parents' questions about siblings including, "My child doesn't want to talk about or get updates on his brother? How can I encourage him to open up?"
May 02, 2017
Evoke and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dr. Reedy discusses DBT, the history and foundation and how the principles can help in everyday parenting challenges. Mindfulness, skill building, attachment and radical acceptance are discussed.
Apr 28, 2017
The Therapeutic Technique Of Joining - 4:25:17, 11.46 AM
Dr. Reedy discusses joining in therapy and how parents can apply those same principles in parenting. He makes the suggestion that more than bing the "glue" in therapy, joining is the connection to healing. "Hold on to theory and techniques lightly," knowing that attachment injuries can be repaired in the context of a loving and compassionate relationship.
Apr 25, 2017
Emotional And Physical Safety In The Wilderness
Dr. Brad Reedy will discuss the initial 48 hour assessment, daily health assessments, and basic protocols (hiking, food, medical, etc.) along with emotional safety, and how Evoke provides an emotionally safe environment in the wilderness.
Apr 25, 2017
Utilizing Educational Consultants
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses how families can best use Educational Consultants during the wilderness process and beyond. He goes into detail about the role an Educational Consultant (interventionists, home therapists etc) plays in collaboration with wilderness programs, while your child is here, and then how these Consultants guide your family to choose appropriate, issue-focused assistance in residential care. These people know the aftercare program options profoundly - they know the people involved and the "backstories" creating the program's milieu. Dr. Reedy goes into detail about how you can leverage these Ed Consultants' knowledge and power best
Apr 10, 2017
Book Review- Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew By Sherrie Eldridge
Dr. Brad Reedy does a book review on “Twenty Things Adoptive Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew” by Sherrie Eldridge. This book was written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame.
Apr 05, 2017
Sex And Gender
Dr. Reedy will discuss many issues surrounding sexual orientation, sexual identity as well as sexual issues that are effecting young people today. He will talk about sexual trauma, promiscuity, pornography and paraphillias. Parents will come to understand how to talk to children about many of these sensitive topics and will develop a deeper understanding of sexually related topics.
Apr 04, 2017
Family Of Origin
Dr. Reedy addresses the impact of family of origin and its relevance in wilderness therapy. He discusses events and stressors and the processes that create healing and growth. Family systems and adaptation will be introduced. Differentiation and generational transmission are discussed, along with typical patterns of transmission. The focus is ultimately on the self and looking inward while joining a child in the change process.
Apr 03, 2017
Staying Connected to Your Child (While In Out-of-Home Placement)
Enrolling your child in an out-of-home placement can be a very difficult and frightening process. Dr. Reedy defines bonding and attachment while providing understanding how conflict and listening skills increase closeness and intimacy in all our relationships. You will learn how participation in this program creates a greater sense of intimacy and connection between parents and children. You will learn new tools and skills to provide a more authentic and stable relationship with your child. You will come to understand how physical distance from your child does not equate to creating distance in the relationship. Understanding how a parent's fear, guilt, and dependence on the child for approval are barriers to closeness. You can learn to let go and in that process experience a rebirth in the relationship with your child.
Apr 03, 2017
Transition- Preparing For The Reunion
Dr. Reedy starts this webinar with cautions about expectations of both parent and child's regression and the stress inherent in moving out of the structure of the field program and into a new dynamic of face-to-face Transition. The Transition Process is purposely designed to allow this, or even invite this tension, as an opportunity for the parent and child to practice new skills. This said, the program recommends you keep the transition seamless, focused and not distracting and tangential, without extended days away or "making it special" - in order to reduce the extent of regression. (Included are some logistics and philosophy preparations, as well).
Apr 03, 2017
Dr. Brad Reedy will explore themes of forgiveness and it's relationship to grace. Dr. Reedy will talk about how through mindfulness we can learn to practice gratitude. He will discuss how gratitude is evidence of emotional and mental health. He will also debunk the idea that we should tell people that they "should" feel grateful.
Apr 03, 2017
The Identified Patient
Dr. Reedy will discuss the systemic dynamics when one member of a family develops a disorder that requires attention in treatment. He will discuss ways to understand how this role is solidified by homeostasis. Beneath his/her symptoms, there can lie a treasure for the whole family. Moving from the identified patient to the family hero, he will explore how to exit the simplistic paradigm of the identified patient model.
Mar 31, 2017
Dr. Reedy offers an indepth discussion about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and how it relates to traumas our students have suffered. He will illustrate how the psyche manages extremely potent emotional energy, the repercussions of that new stasis (internally and inter-personally) and the treatments for PTSD.
Mar 31, 2017
Wilderness Intensives
Dr. Reedy discusses what our Wilderness Intensive entails and what you can gain from participating. Families, parents, and individuals are able to "unplug" and participate in a powerful learning experience. Each of our intensives helps participants develop awareness about the impact of their unique history and family of origin on present-day challenges and relationships. Through this guided exploration of the self, participants will find a sense of liberation and hope where there might now be angst and suffering.
Mar 30, 2017
Mood Disorders
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses the challenges facing families with an individual struggling with dysthymia, depression or bipolar disorders. He will discuss the tasks for parents and family members in treatment, how to understand family roles/rules, and how to interrupt unhealthy communication patterns. This is aimed at empowering parents and identifying behaviors and patterns in the parenting system.
Mar 30, 2017
Getting The Support You Need And Deserve
Dr. Reedy will explain empowerment. He will discuss feeling good about boundaries and letting go of perfection, which allows parents to do their best. Dr. Reedy will also talk about sources for parent support, and the traps in selfless parenting.
Mar 30, 2017
Changing Your Child’s Mind
Dr. Reedy discusses how you can best influence and impact your child’s mind and behavior. He discusses behavioral theory as well as the most effective ways to facilitate change in our youth.
Mar 30, 2017
Perspectives and Expectations
Dr. Reedy will discuss the paradigm shift that children and their families experience as they engage in wilderness therapy. This process will ask you to redefine success from the destination to the journey. Dr. Reedy will discuss how Evoke will provide new tools and new awareness toward that end.
Mar 29, 2017
How Wilderness Therapy Works
Dr. Reedy will discuss how and why wilderness therapy is so effective. He will talk about how experiential therapy is effective at bypassing resistance and accessing trauma in order to heal. Removal of distractions, positive peer culture, mentoring, and the group microcosm all play an important role in the wilderness experience.
Mar 29, 2017
Evoke's Phases Of Growth
Dr. Reedy describes the different phases of growth during a stay at Evoke. He will cover the general stages that students and clients go through as well as answer any questions you have.
Mar 28, 2017
Relapse And Regression
Brad discusses when regression happens, why it's an important part of the process, and how to compensate. He explains how relapse is a part of recovery and how parents can respond to the pressures of change.
Mar 28, 2017
Guilt And Shame
Dr. Reedy explores the concepts of Guilt and Shame. Are they the same? Dr. Reedy will talk about what guilt and shame are and how they effect us as individuals. He will also discuss how guilt and shame effect parenting and how to avoid using them as a parenting tool.
Mar 28, 2017
Eating Disorders
Dr. Reedy opens the discussion with a summary of the book "Making Peace with your Plate" by Robyn Cruze and Espra Andrus. The conversation then expands into the "3 Tier Approach"™, the authors' organizational approach to educate, manage and then practice Recovery from Eating Disorder. Unlike other addictive issues, individuals with eating disorders can't get away from food. Body image refers to a person's perception of his or her body which can be dramatically different from reality. Body Image is not typically about the body but the underlying issues and insecurities. It is crucial to treat those primary issues and not just the symptoms. It becomes important to challenge these individuals and resist treating them like they are fragile.
Mar 27, 2017
Siblings & Extended Family Q&A 3.22.17
Dr. Brad Reedy will answer any questions related to siblings, from siblings, from extended family members, and about extended family members.
Mar 27, 2017
Emotions 101
Dr. Brad Reedy will provide an overview of common emotions that parents experience from their children. He focuses on the curriculum, which teaches connecting emotions to symptoms and behaviors through the Wellness Cycle, owning emotions through communication tools taught in the group culture, and learning to tolerate emotional discomfort.
Mar 25, 2017
Fears And Insecurities
Fears and Insecurities is a commonly used assignment in the field. Dr. Reedy will discuss the intention behind the assignment. As parents, this process and being vulnerable with our children, can cause anxiety and fear. He will also discuss ways to face that fear.
Mar 24, 2017
"The Drama Of The Gifted Child" Book Review And Discussion
Dr. Brad Reedy does a book review and discussion on "The Drama Of The Gifted Child" by Alice Miller. He talks about why he feels it is so important to the work we ask parents and their children to do. "Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their love."
Mar 24, 2017
Introduction To Evoke
Dr. Brad Reedy does an Introduction to Evoke Therapy Programs.
Mar 22, 2017
Attachment Theory
Dr. Reedy will discuss attachment theory and how it informs parents and therapists in treatment. He will provide practical guidance regarding connecting with children and communication skills. Dr. Reedy will explain how understanding our own history as parents leads to a greater capacity to respond to our children's needs rather than acting in response to our own childhood issues.
Mar 22, 2017
Communication Skills And Principles
Dr. Reedy discusses Communication Skills and Principles. He talks about the "I feel" statement step by step. We will learn why communication is important and provides families with a framework for connecting, working through unpleasant feelings, and coming to a greater sense of self-awareness. Healthy communication skills and principles will help families lay a foundation for dealing with conflict in constructive ways.
Mar 22, 2017
Living With Anxiety
Dr. Reedy discusses Anxiety, one of the most common mental illnesses. He talks about how it affects the daily lives of many people and what it is like to parent a child with anxiety. He will give tips on how to manage that.
Mar 21, 2017
Intentional Parenting
Dr. Reedy discusses his "learn how to think about parenting" concept and redefining what your role is. Included are some overt principles and practices for families to untangle some of the confusing dynamics and for parents to clearly demonstrate healthy role-modeling around boundaries, self-esteem, emotional experience, interactions and agreements.
Mar 21, 2017
Moral Development In Adolescents & Young Adults
Dr. Reedy starts by reviewing Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development, clearly identifying the scope of personal identity with one's reaction to punishment, then affirmation, and finally the reciprocity of relationship, and Conscience. He quickly compares Maslow's development and the child's experience of the woods (without creature comforts). Brad explains Evoke's admonishment about using Imperatives - in contrast to speaking universally ("should", etc.).
Mar 20, 2017
What Is 'Your Work'?
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses What is Your Work? He talks about the things you can do that can help you and support you during this process.
Mar 20, 2017
Understanding How To Meet Resistance In Ways That Don't Make It Worse
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses understanding how to meet resistance in ways that don't make it worse. He talks about everyone having resistance and as a parent how to not provoke it or have a power struggle around it.
Mar 17, 2017
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses the nature of the solo experience. The significance of the solace and introspection on solo is explained. He we will cover, in detail safety, therapeutics, and the process of the solo experience.
Mar 16, 2017
Young Adults
Young Adults by Dr. Brad Reedy
Mar 16, 2017
The Role Of The Field Instructor
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses the unsung heroes of wilderness therapy - the Field Instructors. He will discuss their approach to wilderness and your children but also the evolution that each Instructor goes through to reach the Senior and Mentor levels. These folks are with your kids when they've forgotten they're "in therapy" and often show their true colors or share their true insecurities, and regularly make their greatest breakthroughs.
Mar 15, 2017
What Place Should Behavioral Reinforcement Play In Therapy?
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses What Place Behavioral Reinforcement Should Play in Therapy.
Mar 15, 2017
You Are Here
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses the book "You Are Here" by Thich Nhat Hanh. It is an application of Buddhist principles and mindfulness on parenting.
Mar 14, 2017
Dr. Brad Reedy talks about boundaries. Many parents struggle with boundaries. What is an appropriate boundary? What is fair? What is best for my child? And even...What is a boundary? He will discuss and define boundaries based on the work of Salvador Minuchin and other family therapy pioneers.
Mar 14, 2017
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Transitions. He combines a few webinars, talking about all different kinds of transitions, from our program to another program, from our program to home, and transitions in general.
Mar 13, 2017
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Enmeshment. He delves into the theoretical background of family system theory, highlighting how lack of boundaries and enmeshment affects relationships. Specifically, he reviews Murray Bowen and Salvador Minuchin's Family Systems model on enmeshment and describes the the healthy tension of intimacy.
Mar 13, 2017
The 4 R's Assignment
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses the 4 R's Assignment. He talks about the parent child relationship and communication in conjunction with the assignment and field visit.
Mar 11, 2017
Twisted Thinking
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Twisted Thinking. He talks about the kinds of thinking errors that lead to problematic behavior and painful emotions. All-or-nothing, black and white, over generalizing, minimizing, and personalizing are some examples of cognitive distortions that contribute to poor coping.
Mar 11, 2017
Stages Of Change
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Stages of Change. He talks about Prochaska's model for change and explains each stage and related behaviors, emotions, and cognitions.
Mar 09, 2017
Grief And Loss
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Grief and Loss, it is not just about death or loss of a loved one. The signs and symptoms of unresolved grief are depression, anxiety, self-harm, substance abuse and oppositional defiant behaviors.
Mar 09, 2017
Meeting The Shadow- Understanding The Hidden Power Of The Dark Side Of Human Nature
Dr. Brad Reedy introduces the Shadow concept used by Carl Jung as a way of exploring split off parts of ourselves that we need to befriend, own, and integrate to be whole as individuals. We will focus on shame, projections, exaggeration, excessive or impulsive behaviors.
Mar 08, 2017
The Good Fight- The Process Of Change In Families
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses the Good Fight- the Process of Change in Families. He confronts the self-defeating myths of Equality or Trust as metrics for how well you are parenting.
Mar 08, 2017
Awareness Wheel
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses the Awareness Wheel, a frame work for understanding the "I feel Statement". The first step towards comprehending the "Truth" about yourself is to understand your own filters. Our task is to be intentional with communication and know ourselves, so that we can honestly attempt to understand another.
Mar 08, 2017
Book Review- Addictive Thinking
Dr. Brad Reedy reviews the book "Addictive Thinking" by Abraham J. Twerski. He discusses how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individuals and offers hope to those seeking a healthy and rewarding recovery.
Mar 08, 2017
Non - Violent Communication - 3:3:17, 6.59 PM
Dr. Reedy reviews and discusses the book Non-VIolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg. He discusses effective ways to express needs without the unwanted side-effect of triggering others defenses.
Mar 04, 2017
Adjusting To And Working In Aftercare
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses adjusting to and working in aftercare. He talks about the typical adjustments and struggles and the process you go through in aftercare.
Mar 03, 2017
Way Of The Peaceful Warrior
Dr. Reedy will be doing a book review, "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" by Dan Millman. He talks about a few basic principles this book teaches, and gives an outline of the story. This is an invitation to read the book.
Mar 01, 2017
Dr. Reedy will discuss how to be "a healthy container". He will talk about the therapeutic model itself: the purposeful, open inquiry that therapists practice in order to empathize and understand without becoming entangled in the narrative. He will suggest strategies and guidelines to assist you in developing this difficult skill with your child, spouse, and other loved ones.
Feb 27, 2017
Co - Parenting
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Co-Parenting. Effective co-parenting can be difficult for all families not just families that are split or just have a single parent in the household. It is important for parents not to put their children in the middle of their conflict or disagreements about how to best parent. It is important to be a part of the solution not the problem.
Feb 24, 2017
Johari's Window
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Johari's Window. He talks about the four different windows and how this concept is often used in wilderness.
Feb 23, 2017
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Manipulation. He talks about how manipulation is something to influence or motivate someone and how both parents and children play a part. Parents can resist manipulation by knowing yourself, sticking together, focus on what you do, and focus on your intentions rather than outcomes.
Feb 23, 2017
Leadership And Self - Deception
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses the book "Leadership and Self-Deception." He touches on the book and invites you to read it as well.
Feb 21, 2017
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses walkabout. He talks about interventions and how it can be helpful in parenting. He also covers supervision at Evoke.
Feb 21, 2017
"The Perfect Parent" & "The Perfect High"
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses "The Perfect Parent" & "The Perfect High".
Feb 16, 2017
The Four Agreements
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses the "Four Agreements" book. He talks about how parents and children use this book through the process at Evoke. This webinar is like the cliff notes to the book.
Feb 16, 2017
The Dynamic Of Self And Intimacy
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses the Dynamic of Self and Intimacy. He talks about intimacy and how it also relates to your relationships with your children.
Feb 14, 2017
Self - Esteem
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses self-esteem. He talks about one of the simplest struggles that almost everyone deals with.
Feb 14, 2017
Coming Home After Evoke (instead Of Aftercare)
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses coming home after Evoke, instead of aftercare. He talks about how to be the most successful and how to support your child.
Feb 11, 2017
Psychology And Therapy
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Psychology and Therapy. He talks about the difference between the two.
Feb 11, 2017
Containing- Creating Emotional Safety In Relationships
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Containing, creating emotional safety in relationships. He talks about how you react, feel, and think about someone and creating a safe place.
Feb 11, 2017
Codependency & Coparticipation
Dr. Brad Reedy talks about Codependency and Coparticipation.
Feb 09, 2017
Siblings Feb 2017 - 2:8:17, 9.14 PM
Dr. Reedy talks to and about siblings who have brothers and sisters in treatment.
Feb 09, 2017
Letters From Siblings
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses letters from siblings. He talks about the questions that siblings may have when their brother or sister enters the program.
Feb 08, 2017
Academics And Therapy - Redefining Success
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Academics and Therapy. He talks about school struggles, one of the most common complaints on applications.
Feb 08, 2017
Parental Grief
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses parental grief. He talks about the loss of identity, and letting go to from a new relationship with our child.
Feb 03, 2017
Trauma and Abuse
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses trama and abuse. He talks about defining trauma, what it does to our bodies and treating it.
Feb 03, 2017
12 Steps For Everyone
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses 12 steps for everyone. He talks about the underlying principles, and debunks the myths of the 12 steps.
Feb 03, 2017
Treatment Failures And Multiple Primary Care Placements
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses treatments failures and multiple primary care placements. He talks about how to think about relapse or multiple attempts, and the transformation that is required.
Feb 03, 2017
Field Visits- A Family Intervention
Field Visits- A Family Intervention by Dr. Brad Reedy
Feb 03, 2017
Control Vs. Influence
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses control versus influence. He talks about having a healthy impact on our children without controlling them.
Feb 03, 2017
12 Things Not To Say To Your Children
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses 12 things not to say to your children. He talks about understanding what is said versus what we mean to say.
Feb 03, 2017
How Long Does My Child Need To Be In Treatment?
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses how long my child needs to be in treatment. He talks about the length of stay at Evoke and recommendations for aftercare.
Jan 27, 2017
Guilt, Blame And Accountability
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses guilt, blame and accountability. He talks about parents being held hostage by their own guilt and not having boundaries with their children, and how to create accountability.
Jan 27, 2017
"Seeing" By JD Gill - A Book Review - 1:26:17, 8.08 PM
Dr. Reedy discusses the new book by JD Gill, "Seeing." He talks about what it means to see someone and how that affects the development of self. Shame, capacity, and flexibility are also discussed.
Jan 27, 2017
Teaching and Modeling Accountability
Dr. Reedy discusses accountability and how we can model it for our children. Accountability is best supported with compassion rather than in a context where there is a lot of shame and judgement.
Jan 25, 2017
Depression, Self - Harm And Suicide - 1:22:17, 10.20 AM
Dr. Reedy discusses depression and how to respond to our children in order to avoid inadvertently reinforce unhealthy behaviors.
Jan 22, 2017
The Cause And Effect Thinking Error In Parenting
The Cause And Effect Thinking Error In Parenting by Dr. Brad Reedy
Jan 19, 2017
Siblings 5.5.15
Dr. Reedy discusses siblings, their relationship to family members in treatment and how to best support a sibling. He provides an empowering message for siblings and a liberating message for parents. He addresses questions submitted by siblings who have a brother or sister in wilderness therapy.
Jan 19, 2017
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses vulnerability. He talks about the fear, feeling of rejection, or being judged while being vulnerable.
Jan 19, 2017
Adjusting To Out Of Home Placement
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses adjusting to out of home placement. He talks about the first week of adjustment in Evoke Therapy Programs.
Jan 18, 2017
Evoke's Therapy Model
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses Evoke's Therapy Model. He talks about what distinguishes Evoke's Wilderness Program from different models.
Jan 18, 2017
Boundaries And Self - Care - 1:14:17, 10.52 PM
Dr. Reedy discusses the relationship between self-care and boundaries. He talks about how boundaries translate into limits and consequences in parenting.
Jan 16, 2017
How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs - 1:14:17, 11.13 AM
This broadcast is based on a recent talk where Dr. Reedy was asked to talk to a community that suffered an overdose. He discusses the basic principles and tools that will help to open up communication surrounding substance use and abuse with children.
Jan 14, 2017
2015 Book Release "The Journey Of The Heroic Parent" - 1:3:17, 2.08 PM
Based on his 20 years working with families in wilderness therapy, Dr. Reedy outlines and discusses his new book for parents, The Journey of the Heroic Parent: Your Child's Struggle and the Road Home. He talks about learning to think in new ways and to embrace the lessons offered by dealing with a child who struggles with mental health or addiction issues.
Jan 03, 2017
The Object Of Therapy- Developing A Self - 1:2:17, 8.13 PM
Dr. Reedy discusses the goal of therapy: to help one develop a sense of self. He contrasts this with problem-solving and advice-giving and explains how those endeavors miss the mark.
Jan 03, 2017
Evoke Therapy Life Cycle
Dr. Reedy discusses typical ways students and clients progress through the program. He discusses length of stay and how parents decide it is the right time to move to the next step.
Jan 03, 2017
Dr. Reedy discusses siblings, their relationship to family members in treatment and how to best support a sibling. He provides an empowering message for siblings and a liberating message for parents. He addresses questions submitted by siblings who have a brother or sister in wilderness therapy.
Jan 03, 2017
Letter Writing And Phone Calls
Dr. Reedy discusses writing letters to your children while in the wilderness. He also offers some guidelines for phone calls and how to develop a healthy relationship with your children by following some simple principles in communication.
Jan 03, 2017
Introducing Evoke's Wilderness Therapy To Family And Friends - 12:31:16, 9.36 PM
This broadcast is meant to introduce family and friends to Evoke's wilderness therapy. Dr. Reedy discusses the theory of wilderness therapy and the compassion of this approach. He also discusses how to help family and friends understand the benefit of a wilderness intervention.
Jan 01, 2017
"I Feel" Statements And Successful Communication
Dr. Reedy discusses healthy communication and ways we can improve our ability to connect to our children.
Jan 01, 2017
Addictive Thinking - 12:31:16, 3.34 PM
Based on the book by Abraham Twerski, Dr. Reedy discuses "Addictive Thinking" and how it can distort the minds of those addicted to drugs and alcohol and how it can affect loved ones dealing the codependency.
Dec 31, 2016
Goals, Resolutions, And Change - 12:30:16, 9.47 AM
Dr. Reedy talks about goals and how people move through the process of change. He talks about how we are often seduced by promises and apologies and invites parents to take a step back and adopt a posture of "we'll see."
Dec 30, 2016
Parenting Styles - 12:29:16, 3.08 PM
Dr. Reedy discusses authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved parenting styles. He discusses the characteristics and the effects of each style on children.
Dec 30, 2016
The Knight In Rusty Armor - 12:29:16, 3.20 PM
The Knight in Rusty Armor is an allegory that illustrates the transformation one goes through when one searches for their own truth. Great podcast and read for anyone seeking to embark on a journey of self-discovery.
Dec 29, 2016
The Letters Of Juliet To The Knight In Rusty Armor - 12:29:16, 3.25 PM
This broadcast is the follow-up to The Knight in Rusty Armor podcast. It should be listened to after The Knight in Rusty Armor. As a sequel to The Knight in Rusty Armor, Juliet travels her own journey to discover love and her own contribution to the dynamics in her marriage.
Dec 29, 2016
New Years Resolutions - 12:22:16, 10.19 PM
Dr. Reedy discusses goal setting and the psychology of accountability.
Dec 23, 2016
Parent Support Groups - 12:18:16, 11.17 PM
Dr. Reedy discusses the purpose and value of Evoke's Parent Support groups and what parents can expect when they attend. Evoke host parent groups nationwide for current and alumni families to gather for education and connection.
Dec 20, 2016
Finding Yourself And Finding Others - 12:19:16, 9.59 AM
Dr. Reedy talks about the need to discover the essence of one's self in order to see someone else clearly.
Dec 19, 2016
Personality Disorders - 12:17:16, 9.18 AM
Dr. Reedy discusses personality disorders: how they form and how we treat them. In addition, he discuses the common traps in responding to our children and loved ones who struggle with these traits and diagnosis.
Dec 17, 2016
Transitioning To Aftercare - 12:9:16, 7.06 PM
Dr. Reedy discusses helpful ways to make the transition from wilderness therapy to the next setting. He discusses common pitfalls parents and children make. He also talks about the similarities of transitions for adolescents and young adults.
Dec 10, 2016
Healthy Detachment - 12:7:16, 8.28 AM
Dr. Reedy discusses healthy detachment and the role of parents with children who struggle with behavioral, mental health and substance abuse problems.
Dec 07, 2016
Resistance - 12:5:16, 7.59 PM
Dr. Reedy discusses clinical resistance and how to respond to it as a therapist and parent. He explains how parents can respond to their children's mental health issues and addictions without engaging in a power-struggle.
Dec 06, 2016
Parenting From The Inside Out Pt 1 - 12:4:16, 4.29 PM
Dr. Reedy reviews the amazing book from Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell, "Parenting from the Inside Out." The authors of this book explore how a parents ability to explore their own childhood and heal their own attachments has an impact on their ability to parent and form healthy attachment with their children.
Dec 04, 2016
Parenting From The Inside - Out Part 2 - 12:4:16, 2.36 PM
In part 2 of his book review, "Parenting from the Inside Out," Dr. Reedy discusses the impact on children when parents explore their own trauma and childhood.
Dec 04, 2016
Self Sabotage - 11:30:16, 8.40 AM
Dr. Reedy talks about how and why we self-sabotage and how this understanding can lead to a more helpful response to our children's behaviors.
Nov 30, 2016
Q&A For Siblings And Family With Loved Ones In Treatment
Dr. Reedy answers questions from siblings and family members about having and supporting a loved one in treatment. He discusses vulnerability and the need for everyone to have some shared understanding of tools and insights in order to connect.
Nov 30, 2016
The Myth Of Being Right
Dr. Reedy talks about the pitfalls of trying to be "right" in our relationships. Rather than being right, learning to be a self in our relationships is preferred. He explains how this need comes from a poor sense of self in the parents and can lead to a poor sense of self in the child.
Nov 26, 2016
Gratitude And the Holiday Dinner Table - 11:22:16, 7.35 PM
Dr. Reedy discusses how we can develop gratitude in our lives though mindfulness and by learning to feel all our feelings. He also discusses the challenges of gathering family together during this holiday season.
Nov 23, 2016
Fathers And Sons - 11:21:16, 8.02 PM
Dr. Reedy, Clinical Director and CO-founder of Evoke Therapy Programs, talks about the role of fathers in a son's development. He talks about the impact of a father who can be vulnerable and listen.
Nov 22, 2016
Self - Care - 11:21:16, 6.18 PM
Dr. Reedy discusses the concept of self care and how it can contribute to healthy parenting. Dr. Reedy is the Clinical Director and Co-founder of Evoke Therapy Programs.
Nov 22, 2016
Love, Hate, Fear, and Connection - 11:9:16, 7.44 PM
In the wake of the election, Dr. Reedy talks about how our society is divided and how this compares to families. He describes the solution to the divide: love and understanding.
Nov 10, 2016
Parent Support Groups, Workshops, Intensives, And Pursuits Trips
Dr. Reedy talks about Evoke's programming for parents and young adults. In addition, he talks about family systems, shame, guilt, and how parents are supported without judgement. He also explains the need for a parent to do work on their family of origin in order to be a more effective parent.
Nov 03, 2016
Listening And Connection - 10:31:16, 8.10 PM
Dr. Reedy explores the relationship between listening and connection; listening and resiliency; listening and esteem; and listening and healing trauma. He talks about the skill and the barriers to listening including our own wounded selves.
Nov 01, 2016
Wilderness Therapy Theory - 10:24:16, 9.39 PM
Dr. Reedy discusses the theory behind wilderness therapy and how it works to heal young people. Goals of wilderness therapy and aspects that make it effective are discussed as well as what we can take home in our daily lives.
Oct 25, 2016
Locus Of Control And Man's Search For Meaning - 10:20:16, 7.53 PM
Dr. Reedy talks about how we help children change from a blame (external locus of control) to a sense of empowerment (internal locus of control). Esteem, self-efficacy and how parents inadvertently teach children to blame us for their feelings are discussed.
Oct 21, 2016
Boundaries And The Three Circles Exercise - 10:18:16, 8.00 PM
Dr. Reedy talks about boundaries and parenting. He discusses the difference between a boundary and a limit. He describes the do's and don't and the most common mistakes we make when talking about boundaries and setting them in our relationships.
Oct 19, 2016
Addiction And Connection - 10:13:16, 7.50 PM
Dr. Reedy talks about how the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection. He discusses the need to reconnect with passion and purpose as a part of recovery and how loved ones can play a role in that connection.
Oct 14, 2016
Healthy Boundaries- Based on the Book By Harriet Lerner, "The Dance Of Anger"
From the Evoke Webinar Series and based on the book, "The Dance of Anger" by Harriet Lerner, Dr. Reedy talks about healthy boundaries for parents.
Oct 12, 2016
Should I Use Behavioral Theory In Parenting - 10:10:16, 7.49 PM
Dr. Reedy explores the place of behavioral theory in treatment programs and parenting. He warns against all or nothing when considering the place for reinforcement. Talks about how child development and research can inform both parents and professionals in their use of behavioral techniques.
Oct 11, 2016
Dealing With Your Child's Treatment Failures And Multiple Placements - 10:4:16, 9.16 PM
Dr. Reedy talks about the struggle parents encounter in dealing with a child's regression and relapse in therapy and recovery.
Oct 05, 2016
8 Tools For Transforming Relationships
Dr. Reedy talks about the 8 simple tools he has discovered that can make a difference in any relationship.
Oct 03, 2016
Entitlement 1 - 9:29:16, 7.05 AM
Dr. Reedy discusses how entitlement is created and fostered in families. He discusses how many parents substitute shame and emotional coercion for healthy boundaries and how narcissism is formed in parents and children.
Sep 29, 2016
Trust, Permission, Forgiveness, and Forgetting
Dr. Reedy talks to parents about moving through forgiveness with a troubled teen. He also talks about trust as a gift rather than something that is demanded.
Sep 28, 2016
Couple's Work: What is your work while your child is in wilderness?
This is a recording of the Webinar broadcast for Evoke Therapy Programs on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. Dr. Reedy discusses the work that couples must do while their child is getting treatment in order to avoid old patterns. Dr. Reedy will address the following issues: What is a parenting issue? What is my child's issue? And how do marital issues show up when a child is struggling with mental health and addiction issues?
Sep 24, 2016