Michael Gass, Ph. D., LMFT & Michael Young, M.Ed.
Say you walked into the office of your trusted medical professional
with your sick child. After going through a proper assessment, your
doctor advised you of several drug treatment programs that would
help your child recover. You were provided thr...
John A. McKinnon, MD
I am glad to speak to you again. By “you” I mean my colleagues
and friends who do what I do—take care of troubled teenagers.
Today I want to suggest that we consider: ”What is it that we do?”
When speaking with parents about their children, I re...
John L. Santa, Ph.D.
This article is based on a keynote address at the NATSAP Annual
Conference in February of 2007. It describes the evolution of modern
private residential programs, beginning with early alternative programs
of the 60’s and 70’s that eschewed mainstr...
John McKay, J.D., M.S.
The purpose of this literature review was to identify the
considerations that should be addressed in the design of adolescent
residential treatment center outcome studies. Specific key word
searches were used with four on-line databases to identif...
Ellen N. Behrens, Ph.D.; Kristin M. Satterfield, Ph.D.
This paper presents academic and family outcomes from a multicenter study of youth enrolled in private residential programs. The
sample of 1027 adolescents, and their parents, was drawn from nine
Aspen Education Group residential programs. Youth ac...
Peter M. Lake, MD
Reactive attachment disorder is one of the most complex childhood
psychiatric disorders. It develops from disrupted or pathogenic
caregiver relationships during birth to three years and can leave a child
unable to establish healthy relationships w...
Norma Clarke, MD; Nancy Diacon, MA, APRN, BC
Adolescent mood swings can create diagnostic confusion for
clinicians. Adolescents presenting with mood fluctuations are often
diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. A closer review of the context for
mood fluctuations as well as response to medication...
John Hall, LMFT
The postmodern concept of the reflecting team was developed to
increase the freedom of the dialogue of change by including many
alternative narratives for consideration. The use of reflecting teams
can be expanded to a new level in a residential g...