Treatment plans are individualized and developed for each patient by Compass’ multidisciplinary team. Evidence-based therapies used to help adolescents develop more effective coping skills include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Group therapy is the primary modality of treatment so as to provide patients with opportunities to normalize their experience, gain feedback from same-age peers, and practice effective coping skills and social skills together. Parents are also encouraged to use online individual check-ins to address specific concerns.
Families are required to participate in family therapy as it greatly facilitates the adolescent’s improvement.
Education services are provided on a daily basis in the adolescent PHP program during the school year to support patients and families in making progress toward their academic and related treatment goals. This includes time each day for supervised study, case management and coordination of care between the Compass treatment team, patients’ school teams, and the patients and their families.
We recognize that flexibility is key to ensuring a successful school transition, and your adolescent’s team is in regular communication with school to adjust the treatment plan if indicated to best support your adolescent.