Daily Exploration of Life Events
It is through these examinations — with the assistance of a staff member who is caring, clinically astute, and emotionally connected — that the student comes to gain insight, accept challenges, identify strengths, and feel capable of facing whatever life may bring.
Life Space Interviewing
The O-School contributed to the development of a widely accepted therapeutic process called Life Space Interviewing, which is a structured conversation “in the moment” that aims to understand the connection between one’s perceptions, feelings and behaviors. The goal of Life Space Interviewing is to foster a deeper understanding that allows the student to respond to similar situations in the future in a more adaptive and constructive manner. Throughout the day, the School utilizes interventions that are consistent with this model.