All Kinds of News for December 04, 2019
Did you know that Sunrise Residential Treatment Center is a fully adherent adolescent DBT program for girls? This doesn't just mean that the girls get a DBT group once a week, or a skill taught here and there, but it is a truly comprehensive program.
A fully adherent (also known as fully integrated) dialectical behavior therapy program offers standard DBT groups for clients, and then goes above and beyond. In order to fully integrate the DBT skills into a student's life, the skill must be fully integrated into the program. At a fully adherent program, every employee on campus-not just the DBT therapist- is at a minimum foundationally trained in DBT. Dialectical behavior therapy is integrated into activities, academics, therapy sessions, and relationships.
Sunrise is one of the only fully adherent residential DBT programs for teen girls.
By maintaining the four pillars of DBT- Skills, Consultation, Phone Coaching, and Individual Therapy- Sunrise students are able to decrease life threatening behaviors leading to a decrease in therapy-interfering behaviors, which result in a decrease of quality of life-interfering behaviors and an increase of skills acquisition to replace ineffective behaviors.
Sunrise's Executive Director Brad Simpson, and Senior Clinical Director Craig Simpson recently attended ISITDBT Conference and learned that adherence to DBT reduces suicide attempts and treatment dropout. Please see slides below.
A fully adherent DBT treatment center offers application, not just learning. Sunrise offers the entire family full therapeutic healing in an environment that is constantly coaching in DBT. The therapist will work with the family to identify what skills are needed to succeed at home. When the girls have healed from past struggles, and dialectical behavioral therapy skills are a part of her everyday life, she will be better able to triumph over the challenges she will face in the future and build a life worth living.
About Sunrise RTC
Sunrise is a residential treatment center for adolescent girls ages 13-17 aimed at uncovering the academic, social and emotional potential of girls who have been held back by emotional or behavioral struggles. Sunrise combines the warmth of a home, the safety and clinical expertise of a residential treatment program and the community access of a transition program.