How We See Compulsive Personality Disorder at Prayer Mountain Boys Academy:
We can work with your boy who has Compulsive Personality Disorder, sometimes called Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, or OCPD. This is seen as a fixation with perfectionism and control, showing itself in highly driven (often, first born) children. Your adolescent may find it tough to be decisive, be over sensitive to critique, struggle with flexibility or openness to new situations; after all, he is compulsively seeking perfection in virtually all he does. He may show repetitive behaviors (as in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder*) beyond his control to stop, and have a preoccupation with minutiae.
He is likely to toil with his own expectations as well as perceived expectations of those around him.
Causes are believed to be an interlinking of hereditary and environmental factors with unbalanced brain chemistry.
*Note: while sometimes used interchangeably, OCPD should not to be confused with OCD. An OCD sufferer has undesired thoughts, but an OCPD sufferer believes his thinking to be correct.
We’re Here to Help Your Son Who Has Compulsive Personality Disorder.
No blood test that can verify this diagnosis; a professional must determine whether his life history and symptoms meet the criteria. His thinking may be so instinctive that he doesn’t recognize his problem, possibly not even it until his world collapses around him.
Group/individual and long-term psychotherapy can be successful in improving his situation but remember that your teen is unlikely to be willing to change at first. He has not chosen to have these compulsive thoughts and so any judgment, real or perceived, only increases the pressure he already feels; it’s essential to help him feel comfortable in new ways of thinking, be supportive and accept him, rather than criticize for his compulsive behaviors.
Support groups are excellent, as a means to gain emotional and social support from the community, assuring his self-sufficiency and stability.
Prayer Mountain Boys Academy – Offering a Second Chance at a New Life.
Many bright young men have been compromised as a result of destructive choices. Boys who once excelled at academics, now have failing grades. Once athletic or artistically gifted, now showing no interest. Who once looked to family for direction and love, now looks to a negative peer group for approval. You have exhausted every option in your search to help your son – medication, counseling, location changes, and it might be time now for Prayer Mountain Boys Academy. Our 15-month, bible-based, therapeutic curriculum is developed to highlight introspective thinking and works hand-in-hand with our Christian counseling. Customized for each student, boys are encouraged to examine areas of their lives that are in need of change.
In addition to Individual Counseling, Group Counseling occurs on a regular basis, guided by the pastoral counselors on staff. This time is utilized to allow students an opportunity to grapple with and resolve commonly faced issues.
The Teen Challenge program provides a safe haven for adolescents who have sought to fill the void in their hearts, only to reap destructive consequences in its place. Our boarding school provides an opportunity for each student to refocus and assess his life decisions. While at Prayer Mountain, distractions are limited and we provide an environment conducive to learning; students do not have access to email or social networking sites as they work on their secondary education in our accredited, private school with rigorous, high quality, self-paced curriculum created exclusively for Christian schools.
Our Aftercare program will re-establish your son’s trust, as well as specific responsibilities, conflict resolution and spiritual commitments for his return into your family setting.
Our environment balances discipline with personal responsibility to create a positive peer culture, nurturing students who’ll have been taught indispensable lessons of strong work ethics, teamwork and determination. Your son will leave Prayer Mountain Boys Academy making constructive decisions, having true confidence in the unique young man he is, and with a vision for his positive future.