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Adolescent Treatment Program

Providing Mental Health Treatment to Teens

The Adolescent Treatment Program at Salt Lake Behavioral Hospital is an intensive behavioral health unit that treats acute behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in patients ages 12 to 17. Our program works to stabilize the patient while teaching them the problem-solving skills and coping mechanisms to maintain mental health and stability long-term. Our program serves adolescents exhibiting severe psychiatric and behavioral issues/disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD/trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, aggression/anger issues and more. For patients experiencing co-occurring addiction issues, we also provide substance abuse counseling and detoxification services.

Our program finds a balance between structure, responsibility, and participation, preparing teens to return home as functional participants in their communities. Our multidisciplinary treatment team creates individualized plans for each patient, focusing on strategies like conflict resolution, anger management, impulse control and more to encourage the kind positive thinking that leads to more respectful and positive relationships with adults and peers. Through positive reinforcement, the teens in our program earn more privileges and autonomy as they set goals, attend program activities, and increase achievement and independence. Family involvement is critical to program success, so we encourage parents/guardians to participate in therapy, treatment planning, and education sessions to ensure proper care when the program is complete.

Key Program Components:

  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Diagnosis and Evaluation
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
  • Social Skills Training and Goal Setting
  • Chemical Dependency and Addiction Counseling
  • Expressive Therapy (Music, Art, Recreation)
  • Medication Management and Dietary Monitoring
  • Case Management/Discharge Planning
  • Aftercare Planning

At the end of the inpatient program, we facilitate discharge coordination with all community partners, families and outpatient providers.

We’re Here to Help

Talking with one of our mental health professionals could help answer your questions and identify how we may be able to help you or your loved one. We have licensed mental health professionals on call, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to explore treatment options with you. Call 801-264-6000. You can also use the contact form to send us a message. All information is held in the strictest of confidence. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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