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Evidence-Based Therapies for Teens

Understanding EBT: What do you mean when you say Evidence-based Treatment?

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Evidence-Based Curriculum

We developed our evidence-based curriculum with the latest available research to address the deepest physical, mental, and emotional issues that teens regularly face. Each teenager is unique and requires their own customized treatment plan.

It is our goal to find the therapy that resonates with your child, so we can reach the root of their substance use, addiction, or mental health issue. We include the following therapies, assessments, and plans in our programs:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic Symptom Assessment and Plan
  • Brain & Body Trauma Assessment and Plan
  • Weekly Organized Physical Activities
  • Nutritional Assessment and Plan

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What is Evidence-based Therapy?

Many providers of treatment use exhausting, complex language, so let’s keep it simple and refer to the American Psychology Association (“APA”) for their definition of Evidence-based Practice in Psychology (EBPP).

According to the APA, Evidence-based Practice in Psychology is “the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences.”

Unlike other treatment definitions, such as empirically supported treatments (ESTs), which are curriculum-centered rather than specifically designed for each unique individual, evidence-based therapy programs where your teen’s individual needs decide the appropriate curriculum.

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Types of Evidence-Based Therapy

Explore different options of EBT that Sandstone Care provides.

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Benefits of Evidence-Based Therapy

Evidence-based therapies use approaches that have been proven effective through scientific research. Your goals drive the design of your treatment, so you can trust that the skills you are gaining are actually relevant to the life you want to build for yourself.

Using evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), ensures that the methods used by therapists are not just based on theories but are backed by solid evidence so that your mental health care is never left up to chance.

Some additional benefits include:

Lasting Results

The American Psychological Association created the policies for EBT using the best research available. Studies have shown that these therapy treatments lead to longer-lasting results.

Cost Effective

Since these kinds of treatments are scientifically proven to be more effective, the chances of relapse are less likely, which means less money spent on future treatments.

More Accountability for Therapists

EBT requires specialized training in the different kinds of therapies, which means you are guaranteed qualified, verified therapists are in charge of your care.

Clinically Effective

EBTs are safe and proven treatments, so you can feel confident that your teen’s recovery is not left up to chance. Your teen’s mental health assessments and preferences will determine which EBTs are used in their treatment plans.

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Evidence-based therapy in addiction and mental health treatment

Sandstone Care does not subscribe to the “one size fits all” approach when it comes to teen treatment. Each teen is unique. A therapy style that helps one teen may not resonate with another.

The first step for the clinical team is to perform a comprehensive assessment at the start of the program in order to understand the unique needs of each client. The clinical team will then create a customized program that incorporates the best research available today.

Programs that are tailored to a teen’s individual characteristics should be comprehensive, not only including the best available research but also ensuring that the administrators – psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists – have the highest level of clinical expertise.

How We Are Different

Sandstone Care aims to drive positive lasting change in real people. We understand that you have unique circumstances, so we offer a more personalized experience than you would find anywhere else.

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Age-Specific Care
Age-Specific Care

We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that you face at your specific stage of life.

Evidence-Based Therapy
Evidence-Based Therapy

We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.

Small Group Sizes
Small Group Sizes

You are more than a number, which is why we provide an intimate setting where your voice can be heard.

Individualized Treatment Plans
Individualized Treatment Plans

No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.

Academic and Vocational Support
Academic and Vocational Support

We want you to get the most out of life, which means feeling your best in the classroom or at your job.

The Family Component
The Family Component

Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.

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Getting your teen or young adult to treatment

How to pick a treatment facility

Effective completion of the program will require both the clinical team and your teen to fully commit to driving change within their daily life.

You can assess this when you meet the team and when you see the facility – is this a location where you would want to spend your time?

If you can’t imagine yourself there, how can you expect your teen to commit to change and put in the time required to change? How does the clinical team engage your teenager as a prospective participant and how does the team address barriers to the commitment to change?

Press the team to provide examples of how they have addressed the challenges and barriers of clients in the past and how they have adapted to the needs of the individual. What have they done to “click” with each and every individual?

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Sandstone Care provides age specific care for those who struggle with substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. We have treatment centers throughout the United States.

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Pick the right clinical team for evidence-based treatments

The APA says when applying a modality, an integrated team provides the best evidence-based practice. So when you’re evaluating a clinical team, focus on the culture – is it a full-time staff that is dedicated to research-based curriculum and driving outcomes through the connection of the curriculum with the client?

Do the team members have a master’s level degree, and what’s their level of clinical experience with the characteristics of the client (age, demographics, ethnicity, and religious beliefs)? Does the clinical team recognize the need for internal reflection of their own curriculum and experience?

No single clinician or set curriculum is a one size fits all solution, and a clinical team that collectively reflects on its curricula will gel together better and can utilize each other’s experience to adapt to the client’s individual needs.

While experience and self-reflection are critical to a clinical team, the most important aspect is whether or not you and your teen really connect with the clinical team because the program is only going to be successful if your teen will actually attend and effectively complete the program.

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Sandstone Care Treatment Approach

The teenage years are the core developmental years of your life; it is when you develop habits, form opinions, find your passions, and seek out role models. So, if your teenager is struggling with mental health or substance use, you are probably trying to learn all you can about treatment options and decide which treatment facility is going to provide lasting results.

It is easy to feel confused and overwhelmed, that’s why at Sandstone Care we want to help you feel secure in your decision for your teen. It is our team’s passion and dedication to using evidence-based treatments that create a sense of community where clients are excited to get to participate in our program and move on to a sustainable, new way of life.

Our comprehensive and individualized methods can achieve the highest rate of success because we address issues while clients are still in their developmental years. And if for any reason we aren’t the right treatment provider for your teen, we will help you find a better fit.

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The Continuum of Care

Care for Wherever You Are in Your Journey

Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe transitional living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.

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