Southwest Regional Conference Registration Info

The NATSAP Southwest Regional Conference will take place on April 12 – 13, 2016 at The Dixie Center at St George in St. George, Utah!  We look forward to having you in attendance and support of this regional gathering. Please CLICK HERE to for registration and lodging information.

If you would like to attend the Southwest Regional Conference, please see below for specific registration rate information:

Early Bird  Regular   
Registrant Type: Prior to March 28th After March 28th Onsite
NATSAP Member $120 $135 $160
Regular (Non-Member) $140 $155 $180

NATSAP has reserved a block of discounted rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn St. George. The Hilton Garden Inn St. George is pleased to offer NATSAP conference attendees the guestroom rate of $119 per night. Reserve your room quickly, to receive our discounted rate!

Conference Lodging Info

Hilton Garden Inn St. George 1731 S. Convention Center Dr. St, George, UT 84790 435-634-4100  Please call to make a reservation. Use discount code “NATSAP” to receive the discounted conference rate of $119 (single/double occupancy rooms)

Also, the NATSAP Southwest Regional Conference offers several opportunities for sponsors to demonstrate their support of programs working with troubled teens and troubled adolescents by providing financial contributions to facilitate the presentation of professional development programming as well as other conference functions. For more info on sponsorship opportunities please CLICK HERE.


Success at Little Keswick School



After entering into middle school my son Cameron needed help. He had negative views of adults and authority and their lack of interest in his happiness, growth and development. He was depressed about his lack of social success and took medication for depression, anxiety, and mood swings.  Cameron refused going to school, was unhappy with his prospects and future, and was emotionally volatile.  He lacked perspective and flexibility in all areas of life. While some treatments helped moderately, after years of difficult behavior and various levels of depression and anxiety, we decided to find a therapeutic boarding school.  After completing a wilderness program in North Carolina we enrolled Cameron at Little Keswick School.


We are so lucky to have found LKS because it was a very good match for Cameron. LKS helped him learn to manage his emotions and behaviors and develop skills and self-confidence needed to mature and become who he is today.  Through structure, nurturing and multi-pronged approach, Cameron started to thrive again and understand his place in the world.  Within the first year, Cameron’s medication was reduced and then eliminated entirely.  Through on-going individual, group and family therapy he learned how to tune into his emotions and take other student’s perspectives, he was able to overcome his negative experiences and start to really learn how to bond with other students and adults again.  LKS encouraged growth through activities: school clubs, sports, art and dorm life.


Over our two years of entrusting Cameron to LKS, we learned to trust their advice and perspective on what Cameron needed to work on and how he was doing. His second year was full of growth which allowed him to be a leader and mentor. He began work on advanced academics that he had previously enjoyed. LKS allowed Cameron to do online education through Stanford University taking college level courses in Math and Science. Cameron is now a mature, flexible, confident young person who is willing to work hard to achieve his goals. He is willing to risk himself in new ways. He was always a smart, caring, sensitive person and now these qualities can shine and he is happy and proud of himself again.  He left behind several close supportive relationships with teachers, counselors and staff as well as students at LKS.  LKS has made a tremendous impact on Cameron’s life and ours and we will forever be grateful.


Cameron’s Mom


We have lots of great stories to tell. It’s time we told them.


NATSAP has begun highlighting the stories that we have received from parents and former students. Please send your stories to and as always feel free to peruse the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs for the hard data that we love so much.