We can help your boy with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a learned behavior disorder which finds him excessively preoccupied with himself, and he shows tremendous conceit. As a Narcissist, he believes he is intensely “special” and unique, and may well be egotistical and patronizing toward others, acting as if no one else is quite on his level.
Diagnosis for Narcissism (or NPD) includes many of these symptoms: a grandiose sense of self- import, lack of compassion, takes advantage of others, has an unwarranted anticipation of especially favorable treatment, requires disproportionate admiration, is immersed in fantasies of limitless success or power.
Left untreated, complications may go beyond problems at school and with relationships, to include depression, substance abuse, and even suicidal thoughts.
Schema therapy (a combination of elements from cognitive, behavioral and gestalt therapy along with object relations treatment) is one of the more effective treatments. A main purpose of this therapy would be to decrease your child’s contention that others see him as he wishes to be seen, and adapt instead to reality.
In serious cases, he can be controlling and self-absorbed, even intolerant and judgmental of the therapist’s thoughts.
A supportive, Christian therapeutic boarding school for adolescent boys struggling with behavioral, emotional or academic issues, a Boys Ranch is here to help your boy learn to resist making destructive decisions, to achieve academically and physically, while learning to accept himself as a special and valuable human being.
Is your son struggling, out of control? Has his behavior changed dramatically within the last year? Boys ranches can help him get on the other side of bad behaviors, anger and self-destruction. The structured lifestyle of our home-like environment will enable him to develop better life attitudes, so that he may face and conquer his problems and challenges.
We make the most of both an accredited distance-learning program as well as alternative methods, since different students learn in different ways, and at different paces. We work very hard on issues and problems … but we also play hard. Our rustic campus will provide plenty of outdoor time for camping, fishing, hunting, equine and other outdoor activities.