The residential treatment center at Oasis Behavioral Health is a joint commission level one program which provides services for dual-diagnosed adolescent males and females between the ages of 11 and 17 who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and/or substance abuse difficulties. The foundation of our therapeutic approach to services at Oasis is based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
We provide two tracks within our residential treatment program in Chandler, AZ. Our psychiatric track provides all patients in with the following services:
- Weekly individual therapy sessions
- Daily group therapy (Monday – Friday)
- Family therapy
- Substance abuse education
- Academic services
- Daily living skills
The second track within our residential program is specifically designed for children and adolescents who are struggling with chemical dependency issues. The patients in this program will receive all of the services that are provided in the psychiatric track, but they are also required to complete a series of 16 treatment lessons and must pass a written or oral chemical dependency exam. They must also participate in chemical dependency groups, work the 12-step program, and meet all set behavioral expectations by demonstrating the integration of treatment concepts.
In both of our programs, a single therapist is assigned to every patient upon admission. That therapist will develop an individual crisis management plan and then begin engaging the patient in individual therapy sessions. Within the first 7-10 days of treatment, the patient, their support system, and their child and family therapy team will attend a staffing, at which time the patient’s presenting problems and multidisciplinary assessments will be reviewed in order for a master treatment plan to be developed.
Counseling sessions, therapy groups, and activity groups are led by therapists, nurses, and behavioral health technicians, all of whom concentrate on the Living in Balance curriculum. This curriculum guides patients as they develop and practice coping skills that can be used to reduce and/or alleviate their current symptoms. The Living in Balance curriculum also consists of therapy groups that are comprised of the following:
- Expressing anger
- Trust and addiction
- Irrational beliefs
- Stress and supportive relationships
- Relationships and feelings
- Dysfunctional roles
- Addiction groups
The families/guardians of the children and adolescents in our residential treatment program are consistently kept informed of the progress that the patient makes during the course of treatment.
In addition to therapy sessions, all patients participate in one or more of the following activities daily:
- Recreation activities
- Fitness activities
- Team building
- Vocational activities
- Psycho-educational groups
- Education programs
- Social skills groups