The philosophy of our therapeutic school includes a variety of treatment modalities utilized to help each student achieve a higher level of functioning, to diminish symptoms, and to help students become productive members of their families and communities. Our approach is to utilize the most appropriate modalities for each student and family given their individual circumstances. Rather than limit our clinical staff to one treatment approach or philosophy like what other therapeutic schools do, we will utilize the most effective and appropriate treatment strategy to obtain optimal results. Each student will receive quality care addressing their individual and family needs. Modalities utilized include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and behavior therapy. In addition, medications may be utilized when appropriate to enhance treatment and reduce symptoms. We use a multi-disciplinary team approach that involves therapists, recreational therapists, teachers, residential staff, psychiatrists, and nurses. These professionals work together to coordinate structured treatment programs designed to address the specific needs of each student, including chemical recovery and vocational needs.
One of the most effective therapeutic schools, Logan River Academy has three major areas that work in concert to provide an effective program for each student. These three are: Clinical Services, Educational Services and Residential Services. Logan River Academy strives to create a balanced approach between these areas to serve the unique and individualized needs of each student.
As your child enters Logan River Academy, a primary therapist is assigned. This person will be your contact person throughout your child’s stay. Please feel free to contact the therapist at any time if you have questions or concerns. All our therapists have masters or doctorate degrees and are licensed in their clinical areas. Your therapist will provide individual, family and group therapy for your child. Other therapists will also provide group therapy for your son or daughter.
Master Treatment Plan
Based on the individual needs of your son or daughter, a Master Treatment Plan will be developed to guide treatment at Logan River Academy. The Master Treatment Plan is created with input from you, your child, your educational consultant, appropriate mental health professionals working with your child, and the assessments completed at Logan River Academy. The Master Treatment Plan is a dynamic tool, which identifies specific treatment areas and lists goals for each of these areas. It will be reviewed with you and your child upon its development.
Types and Frequencies of Therapy
Logan River is committed to meeting the therapeutic needs of each child. The Master Treatment Plan will guide the best combination of therapies for each student. Logan River offers individual therapy, family therapy, substance abuse group therapy, process group therapy, and various theme group therapies. Theme group therapies may include adoption issues, thinking errors, anger management, family issues, relationship issues, meditation etc. Not all of these theme groups are offered at all times. They fluctuate based on need. Experiential therapy may be used in all of the above therapies. All therapy–group, individual, and family–is provided by master’s and doctorate level professional clinical staff. The following is a list of current groups being offered:
- Substance Abuse
- Adoption Issues
- Dorm Processing Group
- Family Issues
- Healthy Relationships
- Sand Tray
- Life Principles (social skills)
- Anger Management/Emotions/Stress Management
- DBT (Dialectaical Behavior Therapy)
- Welcome to Logan River Academy
Everyone enrolling at Logan River Academy will receive a psychiatric assessment from a licensed psychiatrist. This will include a DSM diagnosis. Based on this assessment and the ongoing observations of the psychiatrist and treatment team, the frequency of appointments with the psychiatrist will be set. This may be every two, four, or six weeks; it may not be at all if your child does not need psychotropic medication. Like all clinical services, this is designed to meet each individual’s needs; not a predetermined schedule.
Visits from family are an important part of the therapeutic process. The clinical needs of the child and the family guide the treatment team’s recommendations for visits. Visits generally progress from on-campus, short off-campus, extended off-campus, local overnight, overnight, and home. Visits should contribute to your child succeeding at treatment goals and not be simply diversionary or recreational. That is not to say you should not have fun. Having fun as a family is very therapeutic. Each visit to our therapeutic school will have goals that relate to the treatment plan.