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Understanding Therapy

The many different types of therapy can leave you feeling overwhelmed by the options and wondering what is the right fit for your daughter. Learn more about the various types of therapy that exist and the unique ways they are used in residential treatment.

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Students at New Haven, a single-gender treatment program.

Gender-Specific Residential Treatment Centers Work

As treatment programs proliferate and become more specialized, more and more programs are now designed to address specific needs, such as non-verbal learning disabilities, single-diagnosis and dual diagnosis substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, and so on. Behavioral healthcare providers, along with mainstream educators, are also discovering the power of gender-specialized treatment. Many researchers and practitioners…

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Developing Values Throughout Life

  -What Makes New Haven Residential Treatment Center Different: Identity Work and Values One of the very first assignments we ask each of our families to complete is about values.  Each student and parent is asked to identify their top ten values.  It is remarkable how many of them have never thought about or identified their…

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A girl hugging a horse at New Haven Residential Treatment Center

The Power of Choice

One of the top reasons why I love working at New Haven Residential Treatment Center is because of their emphasis on nurturing healthy relationships.  We teach the concept of allowing people to make choices and to then experience related consequences rather than forcing people to do things the way we want them to.  Although using force…

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The Role of the Therapist in Residential Treatment Centers

The role of a therapist at New Haven is a vital.  We work to build relationships with each family that comes to us, we work hard to maintain the current relationships and then we keep up our relationships even after the family transitions from our program. What does this look like?  Here is an example.…

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Understanding Personality Disorders

As a parent, when your child is in pain or sick, you want nothing more than a fast recovery.  It gets even more worrisome when they get worse and you have to seek outside help to find out exactly what is going on.  Then there is relief when you finally know what they need and…

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Experiential Therapy at New Haven

Experiential Therapy – A Student’s Perspective I have been at New Haven for over 5 months now.  My journey here has taught me so much about myself and my family.  A lot of my family’s progress has happened through Experiential Therapy.  My family and I began our treatment with challenging family dynamics that were getting…

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Measuring Outcomes in Residential Treatment

  Measuring Healing Effect in Residential Treatment Nevin G. Alderman, MA, CMHC – Executive Clinical Director, New Haven RTC Collecting outcomes is a best-practice for any treatment program or institution. Measuring treatment outcomes is vital in determining the level of effectiveness, and improving quality of care. At New Haven, practice-based research is a top priority.…

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My Experience with Fulshear Treatment to Transition

For teenage girls who need help with mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and interpersonal struggles there are many options in the field of residential treatment.   However, when a girl turns eighteen, those options drastically decrease.  Most residential programs come in the form of strict substance abuse treatment that lasts anywhere from one…

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Main office of New Haven Residential Treatment Center. New Haven is a Dual Diagnosis treatment program for teenage girls.

What is a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center?

  A dual diagnosis treatment center is one that provides treatment for individuals who have coexisting difficulties with mental health and drugs and/or alcohol.  The treatment of individuals who have both mental health difficulties and substance use difficulties is generally considered to be more complex than treating either one alone.  It is a dilemma commonly…

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Research Outcomes

In order for therapists to provide clients with the most effective services possible, they must thoroughly understand the systematic research that contributes to successful therapy. Outcomes research seeks to answer the following questions: Which interventions work best for which types of clients, and under what circumstances? The results of outcomes research are used to inform…

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A mother and daughter smile while at a family weekend at New Haven Residential Treatment Center. New Haven is a residential treatment facility for girls and their families.

Finding the Right Treatment Program

Bringing your child to a residential treatment center (RTC) is initially a heart-wrenching and painful experience.  For me, it was easily the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life.  We pulled out of the driveway and I put my head on the steering wheel and cried.  You are deeply engaged at that point…

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