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Navigating the Costs and Insurance Aspects of IOP Programs: A Comprehensive Guide

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of mental health, leading to an increased demand for various forms of treatment. Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) have emerged as a valuable option for individuals needing structured therapy and support while maintaining their daily routines. However, the financial aspects of IOPs can be […]

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What Is Psychological Testing?

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After reading this blog, you will better understand the basics of psychological assessment, who administers psychological testing, the subspecialties of psychological testing and what sort of testing you or your child might need. […]

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Transporting A ‘Troubled Teen’ To Utah – Not Without a License!

updated November 2023 Good news out of the state of Utah. Utah has a new code requiring Youth Transporation Companies (“Teen Transport,” “Involuntary Youth Transport,” “Being Gooned”) to register with the Office of Licensing and submit to criminal background screenings for all transporters. Office of Licensing Rule R501-1-26(7) to register with the Office of Licensing […]

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5 Questions You Must Ask to Verify Mental Health Insurance

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Although not required, almost all insurance plans provide some coverage for mental health but don’t get blind-sided. Verify your benefits directly with your insurance company. Call the referenced number on the insurance card. Make sure to ask the following questions. […]

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Boarding School: Is It Right For My Kid?

The process of finding the right “boarding school” for your kid is not always a straight path. Traditional boarding schools, in general, can have striking (or marked) reputations. This might come from Hollywood’s portrayal of them over the years or the neighbors’ child who attended. Then there is the non-traditional boarding school that may look […]

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Neuropsychological Evaluation vs. Psychological Evaluation

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At ViewPoint Center, our clinical staff administers an assessment process in order to diagnose and form treatment plans for their patients. Some of these evaluations are neuropsychological in nature and others are psychological. But what is the difference between them? And what benefits do each p… […]

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What is the YOQ (Youth Outcome Questionnaire)?

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Because of this Y-OQ data, there is a large, and growing, objective database of the treatment industry. With this focused and prolific resource, an active, independent research team analyzes how treatment works inside the various models and practices in the family-choice treatment industry. […]

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Insurance Billing: the 101 Course

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When a child is in need of residential treatment, families can be desperate to find help financially to cover the enormous cost… Often, they find the world of insurance coverage and reimbursement can be incredibly confusing, frustrating, and sometimes down right demoralizing. […]

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A Case For National Accreditation

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Many treatment programs that advertise on AKoT have Joint Commission, CARF or AEE accreditation, above what the state regulates. As a parent or young adult searching for treatment options, understanding accreditation can be a significant piece of the puzzle in finding the *right* treatment. […]

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Can Your School System Help With Treatment Options? 8 Questions To Ask

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Many people think that treatment – like the options that advertise on All Kinds of Therapy – are for the 1% of families who can easily afford private-pay care. Truthfully, some of the students who enroll are from the one percent – and many are not. How do ‘regular people’ afford treatment? […]

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