Yellowbrick recognizes that many adolescents are struggling with psychiatric challenges which strain their well-being and ability to function effectively at school, with peers or at home. Adolescent Integrative Services at Yellowbrick provide a range of services geared toward preventive intervention within the context of a developmentally facilitating platform for teens who have already begun to manifest disruptive psychiatric difficulties.
The principles and emphasis of Adolescent Integrative Services are:
Interventions available include:
Paths to engage treatment based on level of care desired and needed
The Adolescent Services program is designed to provide the initiation of treatment through several assessment paths. Once initiated, treatment can involve a limited package of therapy services, a package drawing on a broader range of interventions, or participation in our After School Intensive Outpatient Program that integrates the full range of available services.
Treatment begins with one of three assessment paths:
Available Assessment Components
There are three paths of treatment engagement varying by level of comprehensiveness and involvement. There is flexibility to move from one level to another as the need and desire indicates.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
|Monday||Tuesday||1st and 3rd Thursdays|
|4:00 – 4:30||Nurturing Mind and Body||Nurturing Mind and Body||Nurturing Mind and Body|
|4:30 – 5:20||Regulating Mind and Body||Regulating Mind and Body||Regulating Mind and Body|
|5:30 – 6:20||Self, Family, Relationships||Self, Family, Relationships||Self, Family, Relationships|
|6:30 – 7:20||Skill Development & Practice||Skill Development & Practice||Skill Development & Practice|
|2nd Thursday||4th Thursday|
|5:00-5:20||Welcome: Nourishing Mind & Body||Nurturing Mind and Body|
|5:20-5:50||Embodiment (Parents & Adolescents Separately)||Embodiment (Parents & Adolescents Separately)|
|6:00-6:50||Parent & Adolescent Joint Activity||Parent Group Adolescent Group|
|7:00-7:50||Parent Education Adolescent Education||Multiple Family Group|
Compare Yellowbrick’s Adolescent Integrative Services
|Routine Adolescent IOP||Yellowbrick Adolescent Integrative Services|
|Staffing||Generally junior masters level||Experienced Masters and senior Doctoral level|
|Assessment||1-2 hours interviews||Flexibility ranging a spectrum from brief initial assessment to a fuller assessment including genetic testing, neuroimaging, interviews and a 90 minute Collaboration Conference|
|Service Integration||Splintered||All components available on-site|
|Educational focus on Adolescent-specific developmental challenges||Possibly||Essential to the full treatment model and available as needed|
|Continuation of school||General classes available||Classes are individualized and coordinated with home school district|
|Schedule||3-5 days full or part time||Flexible, depending on need, desire and availability, ranging from limited therapy services to 3 days after school with extensive family therapy|
|Skills-based CBT/DBT||Sole intervention model||CBT, DBT, RODBT, ACT, MBSR, Sensori-motor approaches integrated into a fuller spectrum of treatment modalities|
|Mind-body work to regulate emotion/behavior||Infrequent, if at all||Essential to the full treatment model and available as needed when there is more limited treatment engagement|
|Clinical Neuroscience Interventions||Rarely available if at all||On-site MD’s: neurofeedback, dTMS, medications, nutraceuticals, genomic testing|
|Family Therapy||Usually 1x/week as an adjunct||Integrated fully into the treatment model, available 1-3 times/week|
|Family education & support||Usually part of family therapy||Availability of bi-monthly family workshops and of a Family Liaison for ongoing and as-needed round-the-clock consultation|
If you or someone you know is suffering from mental illness, please use our confidential contact form to send us a message. Our Assessment Center will respond to you as promptly as possible.
At Yellowbrick, emerging adults find their way home.
For more information, please contact Yellowbrick at 847-869-1500.