About Our Clinical Services
Mingus Mountain Youth Treatment Center provides individualized treatment with a focus on creating a safe, therapeutic environment. Our clients come to us with a mix of co-occurring, disruptive behaviors, psychiatric symptoms, and complex mental health needs. These conditions are primarily caused from years of exposure to severe and complex trauma. Through the use of trauma-informed and evidence-based practices our Masters-level therapists provide individual, group, and family therapy to each client and are trained in multiple effective therapies for trauma focused treatment, including TF-CBT, DBT, and EMDR, which has shown evidence of speeding recovery from trauma-related diagnoses. A full range of psychological services including testing and assessments are available on campus.
- Motivational Interviewing
- Daily Achievement System
- 7 Challenges
- Girls Circle
- Ending the Game
Evidence-Based Therapeutic Modalities
Sanctuary Model: The Sanctuary Model serves as the overarching treatment model for all clinical services at MMYTC. Sanctuary is a theory-based, trauma-informed, evidence supported, whole culture approach that promotes trauma responsive organizational change. The Sanctuary Model focuses on developing shared knowledge, shared values, shared language, and shared practice, with a trauma-focused emphasis woven into all programming areas.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): A psycho-educational treatment model designed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and related emotional and behavioral problems in adolescents.
Seven Challenges: The Seven Challenges program is an evidence-based, SAMSHA-approved model of substance abuse treatment that helps youth make thoughtful decisions around substance abuse and other harmful behaviors in their lives. The program strives to help youth open up about experiences, while also being honest with adults about their drug use. In conjunction with therapy, the Seven Challenges uses a series of journals in which clients share and receive feedback from their therapist regarding the impact of their drug use. Focusing on creating a climate of mutual respect, this model uses the power of education, finesse and respectful confrontation in order to inspire hope and increase motivation for change.
Ukeru – Comfort vs. Control: The Ukeru program is a Behavior Management Intervention, focused on trauma-informed principles. For individuals who have experienced traumatic events, the impact of re-experiencing that trauma through the use of physical restraint and/or witnessing restraints can be devastating. When a child or adult experiences adverse treatment methods such as restraint, that current experience is compounded by post trauma. This leads to more aggression and fuels a psychological destructive cycle. Research shows that reducing and preventing restraint practices can enhance quality of treatment and increase satisfaction for those both receiving and providing services.
Mingus Mountain Youth Treatment Center offers Equine therapy using Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). PATH is a lead supporter of Equine-Assisted Services (EAS). Throughout the world there are thousands of people with special needs that receive powerful healing through equine-assisted services. Equine therapy is highly effective as it does not matter the physical, cognitive, emotional, or mental needs of the individual, as it does not limit their interaction with horses. As clients progress in treatment they will have the opportunity to engage in Equine therapy with our certified Equine team.
Mingus Mountain Youth Treatment Center provides 24-hour nursing on site with a Registered Nurse. A Nurse Practitioner is on site and meets with all clients within 24 hours of admission for a complete physical assessment. Psychiatric services are provided by three Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner’s (PMHNP). All medical and psychiatric services are under the oversight of a licensed and board-certified MD. In case of emergency, a local hospital is nearby and appointments for eye and dental care are available.
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