Volume 11, Issue 1, 2019

PREFACE
It was with great pleasure that I accepted Ellen Behrens’ request to be the guest editor of the 11th issue of the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (JTSP). As a founding member of NATSAP, I clearly remember the struggle and discussions t...
HISTORY OF NATSAP
The current NATSAP board asked if we could re-publish this article that summarizes some of the origins of NATSAP in recognition of our 20th anniversary. I have included the original article followed by a post-script with the help of Megan Stokes w...
INTEGRATED FAMILY SYSTEMS MODEL
Providing transformative family therapy within a therapeutic treatment program is difficult to do. Pine River Institute attempted to meet this challenge by integrating a family systems model throughout their treatment program. The family systems m...
CLINICAL FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
This paper discusses the importance of working directly with the family system from a theoretically informed position when the adolescent family member is in residential treatment. Treatment of the entire family system is critical not only to fami...
THE MAMA-T: A MEASURE OF MATURITY IN ADOLESCENCE
Three studies explore the MAMA-t, as a measurement of maturity, as an assessment of progress and academic achievement in a residential treatment program, and as a predictor of academic achievement, attendance, and discipline referrals in a public...
INSTRUMENT TO TRACK CHANGES
Since submission of this article Dr. Watters changed employment and is currently working in private practice while teaching adjunct courses and Dr. Schultz has accepted a position as faculty and Director of Research in the University of Arizona Co...
GOLDEN THREAD SOFTWARE
This article describes how the Golden Thread (GT) software solves important problems in the NATSAP Practice Research Network. Prior to the GT, researchers were unable to match clients in the de-identified database. Clients and families were comple...
OPIOID AND NON-OPIOID USERS
Enviros Shunda Creek is an Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH) program treating young adult males with substance use disorders. There are no psychosocial treatments for use of specific drugs. Based on this and the ongoing opioid epidemic, the curr...
MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS IN WILDERNESS PROGRAMS
In 2012, over 200,000 adolescents were placed in out-of-home treatment settings in the United States. A subset of those settings is wilderness programs. Relatively little research links the components of wilderness programs to the successful client...
YOUTHS' RELATIONAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT
The goal of this study was to examine youths’ narratives of their identity development during a residential, wilderness, and family therapy program. A semistructured interview was conducted, and thematic analysis was used. Youth described their ide...