Category Archives: Treatment Coercion

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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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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Adolescent Transport: The issue of mistrust between parents and adolescent/teen

This video responds to a website comment that adolescent/teen transports can adversely impact an adolescent’s trust for their parents.  In essence, trust is an important consideration, especially considering the inherent structure of a transport.  It is important for transport services to incorporate procedures that are sensitive to this.  Techniques of aggressive force or threat are […]

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Description of Therapeutic Adolescent/Teen Transport (video)

It is essential for the transport of an adolescent to be therapeutic–conducive towards treatment…

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2012 Study Suggests An Adolescent’s Readiness to Change When Entering Wilderness Treatment May Not Impact Long-term Outcomes

Bettmann, Russell, & Parry discussed that adolescent treatment coercion can sometimes involve an adolescent literally being escorted by a third-party service (e.g., youth transport service) into treatment via physical force or implied intimidation..

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Negative Pressures and Adolescent Treatment Admission Reactions

A current research study by Clinton Hardy (NST founder) is indicating that certain procedures, particularly those involving negative coercive pressures, significantly relate with adverse affective reactions, or attitudes, at the time of entering a youth/teen treatment program..

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JTSP Publication – Adolescent Treatment Coercion

Clinton Hardy published an article “Adolescent Treatment Coercion” in the Journal of Therapeutic Schools & Programs (JTSP) 2011 volume. Clint’s article raises awareness to the deficit of empirical research design regarding coercive treatment and argues the need for it as the industry moves forward.  Resultant of his publication, there is at least one empirical study […]

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