Volume 12, Issue 1, 2020

Preface
It has been my privilege over the past year to serve as a guest editor for the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. To work with the researchers, practitioners, programs representatives, and students, etc. involved in this issue has been extr...
On Being a Treatment Detective
Pine River Institute (PRI) is a residential treatment center and outdoor leadership experience for adolescents struggling with mental health issues and addictive behaviors. PRI practices progress monitoring (PM), the periodic assessment of a client's...
Youths' Narratives of Change
The goal of this study was to discover youths' perspectives of the changes they made during a residential, wilderness, and family therapy program, and the aspects of the program they believe were responsible for these changes. A semi-structured inter...
Best Practices with Transgender Clients
Research suggests that simply identifying an individual as transgender does not necessarily indicate the existence of other mental health concerns. However, many transgender adolescents experience significant psychosocial and mental health concerns,...
Adolescents and Adults on The Spectrum
This study explored a data set of outcome scores on self-reported psychosocial functioning of adolescents and adults on the Autism Spectrum who were enrolled in 18 different outdoor behavioral health programs in the United States, all of which are me...
Importance-Performance Analysis
This paper describes techniques well suited for a multi-phase process of program evaluation and improvement in wilderness program contexts. The Delphi method and Importance-Performance Analysis are introduced as effective methods for program evaluati...
Supportive Immersion
In an era of globalization and rapidly evolving cultural changes, traditional support structures are struggling to equip are youth with the necessary competencies for a successful transition to adulthood. A thematic analysis was performed on intervie...
IEP Placement
Children who suffer with behavioral and/or emotional disorders are eligible for special education services under Individual with Disability Education Act (IDEA). Parents can seek specialized instruction and services through their child's Individual E...