A Publication of the National Association of Therapeutic
Schools and Programs...
Sean Roberts, PhD LPC Clinical Director, Cascade Crest Transitions
I have been honored to serve as guest editor over the past year for the Journal for Therapeutic Schools and Programs (JTSP). This issue highlights work with young adult populations in our industry and would not have come to fruition without the behin...
Mona Treadway, PhDElizabeth Holloway, PhD
A therapeutic model referred to as young adult transition programs has emerged to better address the unique developmental challenges found in this age group. This study examined 317 critical incidents that supported or hindered young adults in a ther...
Amanda CurtisJordan BriggsEllen Behrens, PhD
This study explored the demographic characteristics and self-reported psychosocial and family functioning of young adult clients treated in multiple Outdoor Behavioral Health (OBH) and Residential Treatment Centers (RTC) that are member programs of t...
Jesse Chapman, Sean Groark, Mary Mason Beale, Paige Mandas, Kayla Argo, Harold L. (Lee) Gillis, PhD; Keith C. Russell
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is an increasingly common disorder in North
America; however, there is little research on substance use disorder treatment
for young adults with SUD (Zhou, et al., 2015). Enviros Shunda Creek is a tenbed, 90-day program...
Sarah F. Lewis
Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are one of the greatest public health burdens
to date. Available evidence suggests that despite the availability of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, successful recovery from alcohol and drug
dependence is har...
Keith C. Russell, Ph.D.; Harold L. (Lee) Gillis, Ph.D.; Jerrie Dee Harvey, LPC
Alaska Crossings (Crossings) is a 63-day open enrollment wilderness treatment
program with a solid client base in predominantly Alaskan communities. The
goal of this study was to provide quality, useful, and reliable evaluation data
of the Crossin...
Patrick Devlin, LCSW CADC II
This article covers the intersection between shame and young adults in the
context of therapeutic schools and programs. Shame is often misunderstood in
symptomology of young adult clients because of outdated frameworks of human
development and a l...
Danny Recio, Ph.D.
Transitioning to adulthood in the new millennium involves dealing with a myriad
of complexities. Some young adults must deal with those hurdles in addition to
challenges specific to their mental health. This creates a complicated situation
Julia K. Riddell, Marissa E. Barnes, Dr. Laura Mills, Dr. Victoria Creighton, Dr. Debra J. Pepler
Parents often initiate treatment for their youth with substance use or mental
health issues. For this reason, parental expectations of treatment are helpful
in considering the nature of parental engagement in the treatment process and