Ryan Zelov, Anita R. Tucker, Stephen E. Javorski
The NATSAP Practice Research Network (PRN) was established in
2007 in order to develop a foundation of outcomes-based evidence for
programs providing support to youth facing emotional and behavioral
challenges (Young & Gass, 2008). The NATSAP PRN...
Nicholas N. Hong, Ph.D., John A. McKinnon, M.D., John L. Santa, Ph.D., Melissa A. Napier, M.S.
Several years ago our clinical experience with troubled teenagers (i.e.,
adolescents brought for treatment to a private therapeutic high school
located on a remote ranch in Montana by parents from suburban-urban
hubs in 30 states) suggested these...
Jared Balmer, Ph.D., Mike Bullock, L.C.S.W.
Although Anxiety Disorders and Major Depression are distinct
disorders, many researchers and clinicians have found that the two problems
co-exist in many patients. They are “partners in crime” and appear to be
biologically predisposed to occur tog...
Eric Bjorklund, J.D., Shanna Draper, Jacob Hess, Nickki Preece, LCSW
While there is increasing awareness regarding the importance of
enduring psychological treatment effects for youth, rigorous examination
of the sustainability of therapeutic change has remained limited. This
prompted our own study of 125 families...
Karen Minden, Samantha Yamada
Improving the effectiveness of mental health and substance abuse care
for young Canadians is a complex and pressing issue. Currently, there
is a focus on reducing wait times and facilitating “system integration” as
proposed solutions to the crisis...
Public perception of outdoor behavioral healthcare programs can be
misconstrued as dangerous and unsafe. This perception can often be linked
to a lack of knowledge regarding this innovative method of treatment,
unfamiliarity with the extensive ris...
Stephen E. Javorski, MA, Michael A. Gass, PhD, LMFT
Risk is an inherent and requisite element of wilderness and adventurebased programming, intentionally used by skilled facilitators and therapists to
create a state of eustress in clients to support positive development (Russell
& Harper, 2006). Pro...