Therapeutic Treatment Approaches

Therapeutic Approaches  Therapeutic Treatment Approaches family reunionTrinity Teen Solutions impliments many therapeutic approaches to help defiant teens overcome the issues that are holding them back. By using a ranch setting, animal assisted therapy and an individual care plan that is tailored to the needs of each defiant teen girl, our therapeutic boarding school challenges young women and troubled teens alike to create healthier lives and make appropriate choices, which honor God, herself and others.

Trinity Teen Solutions’ Adolescent Counseling, Modalities, Activities and Therapeutic Approaches

  1. Family Systems Therapy: Our therapeutic boarding schools examine each defiant teen girl in her context, including family and peer relationships, relationships to authority, relationship to self and to God. We use intensive Family Systems Therapy, Parent Counseling Portal, Family IQ, weekly updates and scheduled telephone conferences to involve the entire family in your daughter’s treatment.
  2. Reality Therapy: Our therapeutic boarding school for girls uses confrontation, personal choices and natural consequences as challenges for growth in our adolescent counseling.
  3. Experiential Therapy: Our girls therapeutic boarding school uses the ranch and our wilderness contexts, along with living in nature and observing animal behaviors to provide opportunities to rethink behaviors, solutions and attitudes in defiant teens.
  4. Wilderness Therapy/Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare: By changing the setting of young women, we challenge the individuals comfort level, promote a sense of God’s presence and peace, and invent new ways to handle their personal needs and problems.
  5. Strategic Therapy: Our girl’s therapeutic boarding schools use therapeutic directives to reduce uncontrollable or destructive behaviors in struggling teens. These directives are specifically tailored to the individual, her family and peers.
  6. Animal Assisted Therapy: Our therapeutic boarding school for girls uses horses, cows, pigs, cats, dogs etc. to help at risk girls examine their own behaviors, and needs, and to take responsibility for their actions and choices in relationships.
  7. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: Our all girls therapeutic boarding school uses equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, families, and groups. EAP addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.
  8. Christ-Centered Counseling: Our all girls therapeutic boarding school uses the life of Christ and the Bible in our adolescent counseling to instill personal conscience, and a sense of right action in communion with God, self and others.
  9. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: Our therapeutic boarding schools for girls use direct examination of thought, feelings and action, and resulting problems from poor choices to teach each defiant teen how to monitor and control her behavior.
  10. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Our girls therapeutic boarding schools use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in our adolescent counseling which integrates elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies. EMDR is an information processing therapy and uses an eight phase approach. EMDR is an effective way of healing from the trauma of rape, molestation, neglect, abandonment and other traumatic events.
  11. Cognitive Restructuring: Our therapeutic boarding schools teach the struggling teen girl to examine the way she thinks about herself and her issues. We also help her to identify her emotions. When you change the way the person thinks, you will change the way she feels, and this will change her responses.
  12. Confrontive Therapy: Our therapeutic boarding schools adolescent counseling confronts negative behaviors by stating the facts about the defiant teen.
  13. Insight Therapy: Our all girl therapeutic boarding school teachers your daughter to understand what is going on interiorly and facilitate an understanding of the cause of her defiant teen behaviors.
  14. Behavior Modification: Our therapeutic boarding school for girls uses behavioral contracts that target problem behaviors and attitudes in a 6 level system. Levels of all girls are reviewed weekly in staff meeting and in Holy Cowgirl. As levels increase so do responsibilities and privileges for each girl.
  15. Solution Orientated Therapy: Our therapeutic boarding schools for girls identify the strength of your daughter and your entire family. In discovering what has worked in the past we use that insight to eradicate defiant teen behaviors your daughter displays in the present.
  16. Supportive Maintenance: Our girls therapeutic boarding school uses the activities of the daily schedule as opportunities to promote growth in targeted behaviors. Ranch life and daily schedule present new challenges and chances to choose different behaviors.
  17. System Focused Education: Our therapeutic boarding schools for girls provides the most current information on symptoms, disorders and treatment. Specific strategies are offered to each family of defiant teens.
  18. Ordeal Therapy: Our girls therapeutic boarding school frequently will make something an ordeal to impact behavior. When at risk teen girls go through an ordeal it will impact their behavior and change her.
  19. Crisis Intervention: Our therapeutic boarding schools for girls deals with each crisis as they arise. We model techniques for resolution with the defiant teens.
  20. Relationship Therapy: Our therapeutic boarding school for girls uses the dynamics of relationships to encourage emotional and spiritual growth. Our central philosophy is “the family teaches right action through example, teaching and role models. The family is the safe place where adolescent girls hear and understand values they need in order to thrive. As a staff, we provide such a family setting; where the girls know they are loved. They reciprocate those feelings. We lead, guide, and teach by example.
  21. Psychiatric Consultation: Our all girls therapeutic boarding schools incorporate psychiatric consultation into behavioral objectives, therapeutic directives, spiritual tasks, and homework assignments for each girl and her family. This is a bio-psychosocial approach that reaches a girl’s mind, body and soul.
    1. Adolescent Psychological Inventory (APS): To identify psychotherapy in adolescence.
    2. Keirsey Temperament Sorter: To identify personality type of each girl and use her unique problem solving style to teach her.
    3. Substance Abuse Inventory (SASSI): To identify frequency of substance abuse and related stressors.
    4. Youth Outcome Questionnaire (YOQ): To identify problem attitudes and behaviors from parental and daughter’s point of view.
    5. Wide Range Achievement Test 4 (WRAT): Measure the development of reading, spelling, and arithmetic skills.
    6. Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT): Measures verbal, visual and general IQ.
    7. Parenting Alliance Measure (PAM): Measures the strength of the child-rearing alliance between parents.
    8. Marital Satisfaction Inventory (MSI): Assess conflict within a relationship
  22. Personality Assessment: Our therapeutic boarding school uses the Keirsey Temperament Sorter to assess personality type, how a young woman sees her world, moves in it and solves problems. We also outline her strengths and limitations.
  23. Career Counseling: Our all girls therapeutic boarding school addresses career choices when age appropriate. We use career tests such as the Self Directed Search, and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, in addition to individual therapy and group therapy.
  24. Group Therapy: Our therapeutic boarding schools for girls uses group therapy to help young women invent new solutions to old problems, see personal strengths, identify needs and encourage progress.
  25. Individual Therapy: Our therapeutic boarding schools for girls uses individual therapy and develop individual care plans to identify problems, invent solutions, evaluate progress, and prepare to re-enter communities.
  26. Nutritional Therapy: Our therapeutic boarding school for girls uses complex carbohydrate/high protein diet, and pharmaceutical grade supplements to cleanse and improve physical and emotional health of defiant teens.
  27. Art Therapy: Our all girls therapeutic boarding school uses art therapy to identify body image problems, future goals, expressing problems and group sharing, to enhance personal insight.
  28. Exercise: Our therapeutic boarding schools for girls uses reasonable amounts of physical activity to promote health, induce expression of emotions and solve underlying problems, such as walking, jogging, calisthenics.
  29. Use of daily routine: Our girls therapeutic boarding school uses the daily routine to enhance care of the self, encourage independent problem solving, increase organizational skills, and improve motivation in defiant teens.
  30. Bibliotherapy: Our therapeutic boarding school for girls provides young women and her parents with relevant books and tapes to create self awareness and gain from the problem solving skills of others. We use, Reviving Ophelia, The Bible, Hinds Feet on High Places, Rachel’s tears, Parent in Control, Back in Control, Screwtape Letters, Over-Indulged Children, just to name a few.
  31. Spiritual Activities: Our therapeutic boarding schools for girls uses prayer, Mass, scripture reading, group discussion, role play and modeling to enhance the young woman’s relationship with her Creator.
  32. Journaling: At our all girls therapeutic boarding schools Journals are used to express feelings and reactions to events and map progress for defiant teens.
  33. Aftercare/Referral: Our therapeutic boarding schools for girls will help the family make plans for aftercare responsibilities. Roles are clarified; an agreement on rules and responsibilities, supervision, and privileges is reached.