John L. Santa
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
John L. Santa, Jan Moss Courtney
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
Liz van Ryn, Victoria Creighton
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
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
John A. McKinnon, John L. Santa, Linda Solomon
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...
Maria Watters, Jared Shultz
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...
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
Harold L. (Lee) Gillis, Keith C. Russell, Paige Mandas, Kayla Argo, Hannah Rose, Taylor Zelenik, Ansley Wetherington, Matthew (Cole) Brogden, Garrett Cook
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,
Jennifer Randall Reyes
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...
Julia K. Riddell, Debra J. Pepler, Victoria Creighton
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...