All Kinds of News for August 07, 2019
Boasting a motto of “Real Ranch, Real Values, Real Change,” Turn-About Ranch began operating as a program to help troubled youth in 1989. As Turn-About Ranch celebrates its 30th year of “Making Real Change,” they have invited mental health professionals to experience some key aspects of this amazing program.
“We’ve had many professionals and consultants refer families to the program over the years. We felt it was time to give them a chance to truly experience what their clients experience participating in our treatment model,” says Shane Young, Admissions Director. “More than a tour, we will be inviting these therapists to participate in and learn from some of the core activities of this real working ranch and residential treatment center.”
Turn-About Ranch uses Experiential Therapy in conjunction with other treatment modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma specific therapies and more. The experiences become the primary teachers as counselors guide participants through the various challenges and activities. “This gives real-life situations that we can use to help each student connect the dots to life back home and the changes needed for them to be successful there,” Young explained. “We hope the therapists who visit will be able to benefit personally from the experiences we provide but also believe it will help them be even more effective as their clients graduate from Turn-About and return to their care.”
Turn-About Ranch will be hosting a handful of these mental health professionals along with some alumni students in August. They will share Horsemanship and Ranching, Group Therapy in their “Million Acre School” during a hike, and even hands-on activities like Bow Drill Fires and a Ropes Course. As Shane Young stated, “There isn’t a better way to celebrate 30 years of success than to share the benefits of the treatment we provide with those who play such a major role in the long-term success of each of our students.”
About Turn-About Ranch
Turn-About Ranch is a wilderness therapy and residential treatment program located in the heart of Southern Utah’s canyon country. Students experience life on a real working ranch while undergoing treatment to improve their life back home. Surrounded by multiple national parks and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Turn-About Ranch is the ideal location for youth of today to have the space they need to find healing and purpose.