Yellowbrick, as an essential healthcare organization, has been open and offering in-person treatment throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. There have been no active cases or positive tests among peers and two separate, quickly contained asymptomatic positives among staff. Masks are encouraged in community spaces and distancing is practiced in therapeutic contexts. Where space does not allow for this, large groups are held virtually. Hospital grade air filters and ionzers are present in community spaces. Random and in-response to symptoms Covid testing of staff and peers is ongoing.
90% of Yellowbrick staff have been vaccinated twice with the Moderna vaccine!
The Yellowbrick staff illuminates just what makes this unique Evanston, Illinois treatment center so special. Yellowbrick has created a developmentally specialized, research-based clinical model that integrates current contributions of neuroscience, innovative psychotherapies, strength-based life-skills acquisition and wellness medicine.
Yellowbrick has created a developmentally specialized, research-based clinical model that integrates cutting edge findings from neuroscience, innovative psychotherapies, strength-based life skills and wellness medicine.
Across a spectrum of diagnoses and patterns of dysfunction, all of the young people coming to Yellowbrick share common difficulties in negotiating the universal challenges of transitioning into adulthood. Modal diagnoses include mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, trauma related and dissociative disorders, co-occurring psychotic disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, borderline and avoidant personality disorders, and “failure to launch.”
Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 16-30's, their families and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation clarifies strengths, limitations, and risks, and defines motivations, goals and choices.
In addition to supported apartment living at The Residence, Yellowbrick’s Consultation & Treatment Center offers:
- Minding the Brain PHP/IOP promoting brain regulation with multiple approaches such as mindfulness, mind-body work, self-integration techniques , distress tolerance skills training, and support for promoting sustaining attachments.
- Life Strategies Program PHP/IOP continues much of the work of Minding the Brain while also addressing universal developmental challenges for emerging adults.
- Individual and family adolescent services addressing self-governance, social effectiveness and renegotiating family relationships in the context of achieving connected autonomy.
- Specialized evening IOP programs:
- Trauma recovery,
- Substance abuse and compulsive behaviors,
- Disorders affecting the relationship of self to the body.
- Center for Clinical Neuroscience:
- Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS)
- Collaborative genomically informed psychopharmacology & nutraceuticals
- Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
- ReCognition: cognitive enhancement
- Sleep hygiene
- Core Competence addressing:
- Psychiatrically informed home health visitation
- Executive functioning and life skills
- Education, career & community participation
- Health, nutrition & wellness
- Support for psychotic disorders
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Yellowbrick allocates time and resources to assess the objective value of our treatment interventions. As you will see in this report, outcome assessment and research is based on the same dimensions of “real-time, real-life” change that is central to the Yellowbrick model. In addition to established outcome methods, we are also developing new methods to measure changes in the brain that are believed to accompany therapeutic and life changes.
This introduction is an effort on Yellowbrick’s part to present to prospective emerging adults, their families, and professional referents with the scientific basis for Yellowbrick’s clinical model. Yellowbrick is exceptional in having created a treatment center which has a coherent model based upon inter-disciplinary research and the clinical wisdom of experienced clinicians scholars. The Science of Yellowbrick
Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System for Treatment of Major Depression
Yellowbrick and Brainsway are partnering to be the first to bring this innovative & effective treatment for depression to Chicago. Yellowbrick is a primary investigator site for clinical research trials exploring additional FDA indications for this National Institute of Mental Health patented technology. Yellowbrick Brainsway Brochure
The Emerging Adult Art Show is one of the many Yellowbrick activities that combine treatment with community participation. Self-expression through involvement in the creative process, self-observation facilitated through the writing of an artist statement, and self-fulfillment experienced through the presentation of artistic creations combine with collaborative participation in a community of emerging adults, family members, treatment professionals, and for this activity, a local art gallery. The words and images on the pages of this publication are testament to the power of providing emerging adults an opportunity to access their strengths, develop competence and actualize goals.
The Yellowbrick Journal
The Yellowbrick Journal is published by the Yellowbrick Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is to support research, training, community education regarding the emotional, psychological, and developmental challenge of emerging adults, ages 18 to 29. Visit the Yellowbrick Foundation website.
Emotional Drives And Their Place In Human Development, Mark Solms, Ph.D.
The Science of Yellowbrick, Jesse Viner, M.D.
Protecting the Third Party: The Therapist-Administrator Split in an Intensive Treatment Program for Emerging Adults, David Baron, M.D.
Achieving Effective Outcomes in Intensive Program (PHP/IOP) Treatment, David Daskovsky, Ph.D.
Humans : An Experience-Dependent Species, Stefanie Molicki, M.A.
Yellowbrick Outcome Report, Laura Viner, Ph.D. and Jesse Viner, M.D.
Increased Absolute Power in the Left Prefrontal and Anterior Cingulate Cortices with TMS for Complex Depression, Laura Viner, Ph.D., Stefanie Molicki, M.A., Elliot Birn, B.S. and Jesse Viner, M.D.
Moving forward: New findings on the right brain and their implications for psychoanalysis, Allan N. Schore, Ph.D.
The Enacted Unconscious: A Neuropsychological Model of Unconscious Processes, Efrat Ginot, Ph.D.
Organizing Adolescents(-ce): A Dynamic Systems Perspective on Adolescence and Adolescent Psychology, Charles M. Jaffe, M.D.
Digital Immersion: Notes on Technology Use Among Yellowbrick Patients, Anne Beal, Ph.D.
The Computer As Patient, Irwin M. Siegel, M.D.
Studies Presented at the International Clinical TMS Society Meeting May 12, 2018, Zachary Bloomberg, Louis Dube, Matthew Graller M.A., Laura Viner, Ph.D. and Jesse Viner, M.D.
The Regulation Hypothesis: A framework for focusing on self in treatment with emerging adults, Harold K. Bendicsen, LCSW, BCD Winner of the Yellowbrick Emerging Adulthood Paper Prize
White Coat–Gray Beards: Thoughts on medical education, Irwin Siegel, M.D.
Into the future: A challenge to lasting change in the treatment of distressed emerging adults, Michael Losoff, Ph.D.
Ten years at Yellowbrick: What I learned, Dale Monroe–Cook, Ph.D.
Transparency and the treatment process, David Daskovsky, Ph.D.
Literature Review, Jennifer L. Tanner, Ph.D.
How Neuroscience Informs Treatment, Jesse Viner, MD
Neurobiological Assessment of Emerging Adults: Are we ready for a paradigm shift? Lukasz M. Konopka, AM, PhD
Sharp Waves in Emerging Adults: Implications for Symptoms and Recovery, Elizabeth Zimmerman, PsyD
Mind, Body, Brain, and Art: A Rationale for the Therapeutic Use of the Arts, Christopher M. Belkofer, PhD, ATR, LPC
Literature Review, Jennifer, L. Tanner, PhD
Emerging Adulthood: The Perils and Promise of a New Life Stage, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression in Emerging Adults, David V. Hamilton, MD
An Exploration of “Forgiveness” in a Clinical Population of Emerging Adults, David Daskovsky, PhD
“Minding The Brain”: A Developmental Neurobiological Model for Substance Abuse Treatment in Emerging Adults, Jesse Viner, MD, Laura Viner, PhD, Dale Monroe-Cook, PhD
Literature Review, Jennifer L. Tanner, PhD
Executive Function Disorder, Joseph Palombo, M.A.
High-strung and strung-out, Jesse Viner, MD and Umee Davaé, DO
Reflections from the front lines, Arlene S. Hirsch, M.A., LCPC
Executive functioning and the emerging adult, Paule Verdier MOT, OTR/L
Literature Review, Jennifer L. Tanner, Ph.D.
Understanding Emerging Adulthood, Jennifer L. Tanner, Ph.D.
Psychiatric Disorder in Emerging Adulthood, Jesse Viner, M.D. & Jennifer L. Tanner, Ph.D.
Research Article Highlight: Modern Attachment Theory: The Central Role of Affect Regulation in Development and Treatment, Judith R. Schore, MSW & Allan N. Schore, Ph.D.
A Developmental Psycho-neurobiological Approach to Assessment of Emerging Adults, Laura Humphrey, Ph.D.
Publications by Yellowbrick Leadership
Yellowbrick is proud to present a wealth of leading-edge books and papers on the treatment of emotional, developmental and psychological challenges of the emerging adult. Books are available through Amazon.com. Papers appear in their entirety and include pdf files for download. Visit the Yellowbrick Library
Research at Yellowbrick
Increased Absolute Power in the Left Prefrontal and Anterior Cingulate Cortices with TMS for Complex Depression
Laura Viner, PhD, Stefanie Molicki, MA,
Elliot Birn, BS and Jesse Viner, MD
Yellowbrick Center for Clinical Neuroscience
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Yellowbrick in the newS
Jesse Viner, MD, CEO & Chief Medical Officer of Yellowbrick, presents "Neuroscience Informed Trauma Treatment"
at the 35th Annual International Society for Study of Trauma & Dissociation Conference at the Palmer Hilton in Chicago
View the Slide Presentation
International Society for Clinical TMS
2018 Annual Meeting Brooklyn, New York
Jesse Viner M.D. and Matthew Graller M.A.
Deep TMS for Obsessional Thinking: ACC Deregulation and Genomics as Possible Outcome Markers
Matthew Graller M.A., Laura Viner Ph.D., Jesse Viner M.D.
Yellowbrick Center for Clinical Neuroscience