How We See Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Your Teen at Gateway Academy.
We can help your teen who is struggling with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a learned behavior disorder in which he is exceedingly preoccupied with himself, and shows extreme conceit. Does he believe that he is particularly “special” and unique, and act condescendingly toward others, as if no one else is good enough to be quite on his level?
Diagnosis for NPD (also called Narcissism) includes many of these symptoms: a grandiose sense of self import, complete lack of empathy, takes advantage of others, with an unjustifiable expectation of especially favorable treatment, requires disproportionate admiration, is engrossed in fantasies of limitless success, power or ideal love.
Gateway Academy – Here to Help Your Teen Who Struggles with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Left untreated, complications may extend past school and relationship problems, 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 effective treatment. A main purpose of this would be to diminish your son’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.
Adventure Replaces Risky Behavior, Mentoring Brings Change at Gateway Academy for Boys
Gateway Academy for Boys is a character-building boarding school that offers positive discipline and life-change for boys who’ve gotten off track in life, need discipline and order, and respect for authority and for their loved ones.
Our Teen Challenge achievement lifestyle will allow your son to change for the better, with new drive and a new passion to serve others. We teach self-discipline, the value of academics and trust in God, to boys who arrive without purpose but develop solid direction and goals for their life ahead. Counseling, team sports, spiritual emphasis and a hands-on mission outreach are offered at The Academy (plus ranch and farm), turning troubled boys into respectful and caring young men
High school diplomas are awarded to our graduates, who will have been assisted in their self-paced, computer based Christian curriculum by certified teachers. Team sports teach critical interpersonal skills of camaraderie and knowing how to work with others, and so we strongly encourage athletic participation with all our students. Our life changing military format (we were once a Christian military school) creates a pattern of achievement, and includes frequent chapel service, evenings of Bible discussion, and biblical themes interjected into everything we do.
We provide our students with an atmosphere that offers a sense of well-being and ongoing support for those who are troubled by personal, spiritual and academic challenges. In the classroom, on the exercise field and at the ranch, Gateway Academy is designed for the betterment of each student, and the restoration of the family. Call us at 850 547-9011 so that your son can discover there’s more to life than struggling or fighting with those who care most about him.