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Posted: Mar 3, 2009, 11:24

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A Remuda Ranch Boys Program
Wickenburg, AZ
Sharon Pollei

ReddStone, a new program of Remuda Ranch, opened in October 2008. This program is for boys ages 8-17 who are experiencing eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, or anxiety disorders including: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, panic disorder, Agoraphobia, Social phobia or Trichotillimania. The minimum placement for these young men is 60 days.

Sam Lample is the Assistant Clinical Director/Director of ReddStone. He has been with Remuda Ranch for 8 years. Pam Micca, MA, LPC, is the Clinical Director and has been with Remuda Ranch for 10 years. Accreditation and Licensure is through the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Behavioral Health Licensing and the Joint Commission Accreditation (JCAHO). They are also a full member of NATSAP.

Through a multi team approach that consists of a Psychologist, therapists, a registered dietician, RN's, LPN's and an Education Coordinator, the boys participate in cognitive behavioral therapy that includes individual and group therapy, family therapy and "side by side" active therapy. It includes core strength building at the local fitness center two times a week, equine and canine therapy, martial arts and a ropes challenge course with both a high and low ropes course, a rock climbing wall and a zip line.

Gender specific groups address issues of self body image, nutrition and health. In addition, recovery groups utilize video clips from movies for discussions on the positive roles and values that males portray in society.

For recreation, the young men have access to a fully equipped game room with pool tables, Xboxes and Playstations.

[This information came from the ReddStone website and interview with Sam Lample.]


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