Volume 8, Issue 1, 2016

PREFACE
It is with great pleasure that I begin my tenure as Chief Editor for the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (JTSP). It is important, as I begin, to thank a few people who were instrumental in bringing the JTSP to this remarkable point. Mal...
NATSAP Research Designated Program
This paper describes the NATSAP Board’s new Research Designated Program (RDP) status, to be given to programs that apply and demonstrate they are involved in supplying data that is aimed at evaluating NATSAP program effectiveness and increasing the...
TREATMENT EVALUATION
Outdoor Behavioral Health programs and Residential or Therapeutic Boarding School treatment approaches have made great inroads when it comes to measuring outcomes. The information from their efforts can foster accountability to clients, evaluation-...
GETTING POST-DISCHARGE DATA
As the field of outdoor behavioral healthcare amplifies research efforts, reaching study participants post-discharge is essential. This paper analyzes follow-up efforts in an outcome study with 844 participants that achieved high 6-month follow-up re...
OBH: THE IMPACT ON FAMILY FUNCTIONING
The use of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH) as a viable treatment modality for adolescents with behavioral, emotional, and substance use issues has been gaining increased attention. This research builds upon the literature by utilizing a longitu...
PUSHING BEYOND OUTCOME
The field of wilderness therapy has placed increasing importance on measuring effectiveness. Though studies demonstrate positive outcomes for adolescents, we lack representative samples, post-discharge data, and replication of positive results. Thi...
FAMILY MATTERS
One of the keys to successful adolescent development is a healthy family dynamic. It is thus beneficial for adolescent treatment agencies to recognize, address, and foster family health such that the home system can support and sustain treatment ga...
TRAUMATIZED STUDENTS
This preliminary research focuses on the perceptions of academic staff working in residential settings with youth who have experienced psychological trauma. The article provides the psychometric properties of three instruments that assess academic...
COPING STYLES
Relationships were examined between secondary stress symptoms, coping styles, and compassion satisfaction among staff working with child and adolescent residents in treatment. Results indicated male participants and emotional-based coping styles po...
DEVELOPING NATSAP PRACTICE STANDARDS
This study utilized qualitative methods to analyze 11 case studies published in a recent Special Issue of the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. The students featured in the case studies ranged in age from 14-19 years and were clients in...
EDITOR INFO
Chief Editor Ellen Behrens, Ph.D. Associate Professor Master of Science program in Mental Health Counseling Westminster College Salt Lake City, Utah...
FULL JOURNAL
Chief Editor Ellen Behrens, Ph.D. Associate Professor Master of Science program in Mental Health Counseling Westminster College Salt Lake City, Utah...