Category Archives: Therapeutic Transport

A youth transport is an intervention option that supports a treatment resistant or special needs child into a therapeutic or behavioral program or school.

Research-Based Model for Coercive Admissions

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IECA Conference Presentation: Alleviating the Perception of Coercion and Eliciting Autonomous Motivation During the Admission Process

On Friday, May 8th, 2015, our founder–Clinton J. Hardy–and Dr. Neal Christensen had the opportunity to present, Alleviating the Perception of Coercion and Eliciting Autonomous Motivation During the Admission Process, at the IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) Conference in Baltimore, MD. We would especially like to express our gratitude to the educational consultants and program representatives who attended […]

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Research Update: Recent Inquiry into Adolescents’ Perception of Negative Admission Pressures in Wilderness Therapy

Recent Inquiry into Adolescents’ Perception of Negative Admission Pressures in Wilderness Therapy In April 2014, I concluded a one-year data collection project of 76 adolescents entering a wilderness therapy program in Utah. In order to increase the access of my findings, I have included the most… Access and read full linkedin article here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140930184403-3557384-recent-inquiry-into-adolescents-perception-of-negative-admission-pressures-in-wilderness-therapy?published=t

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A key underlying factor to an adolescent’s experience of the transport & admission process

As briefly discussed in this clip, the intentions of the parents and/or family members or rather how the adolescent perceives these intentions can impact an adolescent’s experience of the transport and admission process.  Some research has found that when individuals or adolescents believe parents and family members are making the decision for involuntary or coercive […]

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A couple key aspects of an adolescent transport…

The approach of an adolescent transport can either facilitate or obstruct the therapeutic or treatment process. Adolescent/teen transport techniques that employ respect and empathy tend to be conducive towards treatment whereas those tactics which include low levels of respect and reduced empathy tend to obstruct the overall therapeutic process. Equally, the benefit of an adolescent transport for a troubled […]

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Adolescent Transport Services also support community-based treatment programs

Although adolescent transport services are often associated with out-of-home therapeutic contexts, such as residential or wilderness therapy settings, adolescent transport services can also collaborate and work closely with community treatment resources and programs as well.  New Start Transports works with both community-based and residential treatment programs.  

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An Adolescent Transport Should Better Prepare the Adolescent/Teen for Treatment

If an Adolescent is transported into a treatment settings, such as a wilderness program, therapeutic boarding school, or residential treatment center, he/she should arrive better prepared than when the transport first commenced.  In essence, even if an adolescent and his/her parents are in conflict regarding treatment, by the time the adolescent arrives at the treatment […]

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Differentiating Adolescent Transport Approaches from false stigmas

Per the advice and assessment of a licensed and experienced mental health clinician, such as a psychologist, youth advocate, or educational consultant, an adolescent transport can facilitate a safe and therapeutically conducive context for transitioning, between the home and treatment program–e.g., wilderness program, residential treatment center, therapeutic boarding school.  If the transport staff or mediators use a […]

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The Coercive Myth of Adolescent Transports and Teen Treatment

In reality almost all adolescent treatment entails some degree of coercion—meaning adolescent is not choosing it on his/her own volition. The developmental research supports this and in fact has underscored that adolescence is a period where teens may overtly resist parental and other authority, even when they know or believe their parents may be right, […]

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Research Awareness Among Adolescent Transport & Youth Treatment Services is Essential

It is essential that any adolescent treatment service, especially an adolescent or youth transport service, to be aware of the research that pertains to the populations of adolescents, teens, and in some cases adults, they are providing therapeutic services. Transport and treatment services should also be familiar with the research as it pertains directly to […]

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