TSI Offers More Ways to Help Troubled Children Discover Lasting
August 17, 2006
In order to best serve clinically complicated
children, treatment programs must continually make adjustments
and improve services. To this end the treatment team at Three Springs
Paint Rock Valley now offers individual therapy and specialty group
therapy in addition to traditional group process treatment.
Paint Rock Valley staff members have developed a system to maximize
the affect of individual treatment by slowly introducing this concept
as residents become more open to change. Masters level therapists
meet with all residents upon admission and then meet monthly to
begin the work of individual counseling. These sessions focus primarily
on acceptance of placement with the program and on family communication.
As residents make progress they meet with the therapist for individual
counseling every other week. These sessions focus on more complicated
clinical issues including depression, bipolar disorder and abuse
survival. The treatment team continually monitors progress and
increases the level and frequency of individual sessions as needed.
While the Paint Rock Valley boys and girls programs continue to
offer group therapy around the issues of substance use/abuse and
abuse survivorship, they now also offer specialty groups addressing
adoption issues, grief issues, bipolar disorder, and separation
and divorce issues. Additional groups may be added depending on
the population of the program at any given time. This system allows
the treatment team to easily adjust to the needs of the current
Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Three Springs is a nationally recognized
leader in youth services. Founded in 1985 to help adolescents experiencing
emotional, behavioral and learning issues develop positively, Three
Springs provides therapy and education in a structured environment.
A trusted and respected resource for helping adolescents deal with
serious problems, Three Springs now operates year-round programs
on more then twenty campuses in ten states.