What if residential treatment didn’t feel like treatment? What if healing could take place in a safe, nurturing family environment? What if a girl could not only recover credit, but also discover she loves learning? What if the most productive therapy took place not only in the therapist’s office, but also in natural environments? Alpine Academy provides all of this through use of the Teaching-Family Model, which is nationally recognized as an evidence-based method of treatment by SAMHSA and APA, resulting in an experience unparalleled by any other private-pay treatment center in the country.
The Model uses a relational, brain-based learning approach that is proven to heal trauma and effect lasting change, creating an environment where students feel seen, heard, and safe. Ten students reside in each of our 7 homes, which are lived in and overseen by a married couple that is trained and certified as professional parents in the Model. Living in the home, these family teachers and their support team know each student and family individually and cater the treatment process to meet their goals. This allows for continuous, immersive therapeutic work to take place.
Advanced training and certification in evidence-based, cutting-edge modalities enables our therapists to help students develop insight, heal trauma, strengthen the family, establish identity, and see their potential. DBT, EMDR, Family Systems, and EAGALA are integrated into daily therapeutic work, individualized to each student’s needs.
Alpine is accredited through AdvancEd and scored far above the national average in educational quality. Classrooms are led by direct instruction from highly qualified teachers that are certified in core subjects and have Special Education endorsements. Small class sizes, individual tutoring time, credit recovery/remediation, weekly academic outings that focus on experiential learning, and opportunities for advanced coursework are just a few elements of our individualized academic approach.