NATSAP Shines the Spotlight on Wilderness Treatment Center

Wilderness Treatment Center

Wilderness Treatment Center

Wilderness Treatment Center is a 60 day, licensed, residential drug and alcohol treatment for males ages 14 to 24.  Wilderness Treatment Center is located on a 4,000 acre working cattle ranch in Marion, MT.  We are the first and only program to combine a traditional 30-day inpatient drug and alcohol treatment with a 16 to 21 day wilderness therapy expedition. 

Started in 1983, by John and Nancy Brekke, Wilderness Treatment Center has helped thousands of young men achieve long term sobriety and break the bondage of their chemical addictions.  Wilderness Treatment Center believes that chemical dependency among adolescents and young adults can effectively be treated by providing specialized program designed to treat both personal and social problem areas. 

The structured daily schedule includes:  individual and group counseling, thought provoking lectures and discussion, morning mediation, AA and NA meetings, individual work and living responsibilities, work therapy, recreation therapy, and an Outward Bound style wilderness trip.  Wilderness Treatment Center is a trauma informed, dual diagnosis capable treatment center.  Insurance benefits can be given the same day. 

www.wildernesstreatmentcenter.com

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NATSAP is proud to shine the spotlight on our wonderful member programs. If you would like to participate, please e-mail megan@natsap.org with your program description.

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Registration info for the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Conferences!

Southwest Regional Conference – March 26 – 27, 2015 Register now – Early Bird Registration deadline is Friday, February 20, 2015 Hotel Reservations – The St. George Courtyard by Marriott is pleased to offer NATSAP conference attendees the guestroom rate of $169.00.

Call for Papers Click Here to submit Call for Papers for the 2015 Southwest Regional Conference (PDF Version) Click Here to submit Call for Papers for the 2015 Southwest Regional Conference (Word Document Version)

 

Rocky Mountain Regional Conference – April 9 – 10, 2015 Register now – Early Bird Registration deadline is Friday, March 13, 2015 Hotel Reservations  – The Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell is pleased to offer NATSAP conference attendees the guestroom rate of $92.00.

Call for Papers Click Here to submit Call for Papers for the 2015 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference! (PDF Version) Click Here to submit Call for Papers for the 2015 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference! (Word Document Version)

Adam Tsapis

Adam Tsapis

In Loving Memory

Adam Tsapis (1965-2015)

It is with heavy hearts that we must share the news of Adam Tsapis’ untimely passing on Monday, February 16, 2015, due to a kite-skiing accident near his home in Harrison, Maine.

Founding Partner of Summit Achievement, Adam was known not only for his passion for helping kids and families, but also for his infectious grin, raucous laughter, quick mind, sharp wit, entrepreneurial spirit, and encyclopedic knowledge of both the relevant and the arcane.  Blessed with the gift of gab, Adam was a people person to his core, having never met a stranger, but having made many friends along his many paths.

Raised in New York and educated (in more ways than one) in Berkeley, CA., Adam was above all a student of life.  Neither Adam’s mind, nor body, were ever very still, and he filled his days with family, friends, and adventures, great and small.  First and foremost a devoted husband and loving father of four, Adam was also a former Captain of a Tall Ship, an accomplished hockey player, Founding Partner at a ground-breaking wilderness program, sailor and delivery captain, skier, hockey player, snowboarder, and windsurfer, just to name a few.  Although he often quipped that his favorite job at Summit Achievement was being the owner who got to mow the lawn, the fact is that Adam’s influences can be found in nearly every aspect of the program he co-founded, where he dedicated almost 20 years to helping kids and families through what were often the most trying times of their lives.

In this trying time, as we turn to each other to share memories of Adam, and look to each other for support, guidance, and understanding, we ask, too, that you keep Adam’s family in your thoughts.  Please understand that our current efforts are in serving the students of Summit Achievement, in supporting each other, and supporting Adam’s family.  A fund will be set up in the near future in Adam’s memory. For questions please contact Will White at will@summitachievement.com

NATSAP Shines the Spotlight on Spruce Mountain Inn

Spotlight on Spruce Mountain InnNestled in the heart of Central Vermont, Spruce Mountain Inn has been providing compassionate, client-driven residential treatment to young adults 18-27 experiencing difficulty managing life since 1983. As one of the oldest and most well-respected treatment programs in the United States, Spruce Mountain has helped hundreds of young men and women find relief and renewal while embarking on a path of self-discovery that leaves them with a stronger sense of self and clear vision for the future.

Our comprehensive treatment program is specifically modeled to serve young adults clients with mental health issues impacting mood, difficulty with managing daily affairs and independent living, and difficulty achieving career and educational goals. Unlike many other residential treatment programs, Spruce Mountain does not treat mental health issues in a vacuum. Instead, we address mental health needs in concert with opportunities for social and community engagement, an intensive Independent Living Skill curriculum, and an innovative Career and Educational Development Program designed to prepare our residents for success as they transition out of treatment. Additionally, Spruce offers a structured housing continuum that progresses clients from high-support residential living to increasing independence via our on-site studio apartments, off-site unstaffed group housing, and community-based independent living.

Spruce Mountain Inn is fortunate to have an exceptional interdisciplinary staff team who employ Evidence-Based Practices in individual and group therapy and offer opportunities for outdoor and experiential activities, and structured skills-based and psycho-education groups. Our low staff-to-resident ratio and our intimate program size allow us to maintain an intentional supportive community that is the foundation of the treatment we provide.

www.sprucemountaininn.com

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NATSAP is proud to shine the spotlight on our wonderful member programs. If you would like to participate, please e-mail megan@natsap.org with your program description.

Southwest Regional Conference – March 26 – 27, 2015

Register now – Early Bird Registration deadline is Friday, February 20, 2015 Hotel Reservations – The St. George Courtyard by Marriott is pleased to offer NATSAP conference attendees the guestroom rate of $169.00.

Call for Papers Click Here to submit Call for Papers for the 2015 Southwest Regional Conference (PDF Version) Click Here to submit Call for Papers for the 2015 Southwest Regional Conference (Word Document Version)

Spotlight on NATSAP Member Programs: Austen Riggs Center

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About the Austen Riggs Center

Founded in 1919, the Austen Riggs Center is an open, voluntary psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center that specializes in longer-term treatment for diagnostically complex adults. We offer a range of interventions within an integrated psychodynamic framework. An emphasis is placed on patient authority and responsibility while examining the meaning behind behaviors and how behaviors impact relationships. Patients have individual, four times/week psychodynamic psychotherapy sessions with a doctoral level clinician along with support and counseling from an interdisciplinary team that follows each patient from admission to discharge.

The team includes a therapist, psychopharmacologist, substance use disorder counselor, social worker, nursing care coordinator, a therapeutic community staff member and others. The goal of treatment at Riggs is to help “treatment-resistant” patients become people taking charge of their lives. Alongside the work we do with patients is the work of our Erikson Institute, which conducts research and provides educational opportunities including a four-year, post-doctoral training program in psychoanalytic studies accredited by the ACPEinc. Riggs is located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, three hours from New York City, two hours from Boston and one hour from Albany, New York. The historic buildings that make up the campus are located along Norman Rockwell’s Main Street.

http://www.austenriggs.org/

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NATSAP is proud to shine the spotlight on our wonderful member programs. If you would like to participate, please e-mail megan@natsap.org with your program description.