Island View provides an intensive, highly professional, therapeutic program utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. Our program includes private schooling, therapeutic recreational activities, and individual, family, and group psychotherapy. On-site psychiatric and medical services are available to all students.
Typically, Island View serves young people ages 13 to 17 who experience emotional and behavioral problems not effectively treated in less restrictive settings. Students may be experiencing issues such as clinical depression, attention challenges, substance abuse/dependency, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality features, bipolar symptoms, and other associated psycho-behavioral concerns.
By housing same gender groups of students into separate living areas, Island View develops small therapeutic communities in which student mentoring, team accountability, and social development are emphasized. Each team of 13 – 19 residents function independently with the exception of the six formal school classes offered five days a week. Most classes are coeducational to provide a greater offering of subject matter by fully credentialed teachers. Weekly individual therapy is augmented by at least five formal group sessions. Weekly individual and family work is conducted by Masters or Doctoral level clinicians. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is fully integrated in two of the therapeutic communities. Also offered are chemical dependency services and specialty groups focusing on adoption, grief/loss, trauma, interpersonal boundaries, and clients with significant comorbid features. Therapeutic recreational activities include aerobic and anaerobic fitness regimen including pre and post testing, mountain biking, overnight camping trips, community service, intramural sports, snow sports, and climbing. Island View offers several playing fields and a multi-purpose gymnasium with indoor climbing and a weight room.