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Age Group(s): Teens, Young Adults

Gender(s): Male, Female, Transgender

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We at Elements pride ourselves in our small, specialized wilderness therapy programs, each designed to address the needs of its focus population:

ELEMENTS WILDERNESS serving 13-17 year old male, transmale, non-binary

ELEMENTS TRAVERSE serving an 18+ year old male, female, transmale, transfemale, non-binary

Our job is three-fold we provide:
Intervention
Treatment
Assessment

Intervention aids our clients in understanding their role in creating the life they have, as they engage in the intensive outdoor experience of both expeditionary backpacking and in-field adventure programming. This provides the perfect backdrop for our evidence-based curriculum exploring individual relationships with substances and other maladaptive coping mechanisms.

Treatment helps our clients move along the continuum from contemplation into action. We infuse every level of our program with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, Motivational Interviewing (MI) so each client and family can develop all the tools they will need as they move forward. This empowers each client take that step into creating their life and thereby affecting internalized change. Families are involved at every step of this treatment process and have the option to visit their son or daughter in the field for 1-3 nights of their stay, or more if clinically indicated.

Assessment starts on the first day and is an integral part of each step we take towards helping our clients and our families move into a successful future.

We are owner-operated, ensuring that our mission remains intact at each level of our service.

Ownership Type
Private Company – Owners On-Site

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
Privately Owned

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
N/A

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
N/A

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
N/A

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
N/A

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students
N/A

Wilderness Therapy Model
Backpacking | Nomadic

Number of Phases or Levels
4

If program has phases/levels, are they tied to privileges?
No

Percentage of students who complete all phases/levels prior to leaving the program
> 50%

Average Length of Stay
10

Religious Affiliation
N/A

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle
N/A

Use of Electronics
N/A

Location of Workshop
N/A

Average Length of Workshop
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
State License

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
0

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
0

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Therapist average case load
0

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
N/A

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
No

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
0

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
0

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
0

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist
Contracted psychiatrist as needed

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
N/A

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
< 50%

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
N/A

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:0

Does program run background checks on all staff?
Yes

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
Yes

If Yes, what is it?
Other

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
0

Are night staff awake or asleep
N/A

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
N/A

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
1:0

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
N/A

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
N/A

Academic Calendar
N/A

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
N/A

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
N/A

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
N/A

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
N/A

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
N/A

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
N/A

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
N/A

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
< 50%

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
N/A

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
N/A

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
N/A

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
Yes

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
Yes

Link to the study that the organization is part of
Outcomes research

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement
N/A

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
N/A

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
N/A

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy
N/A

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
> 8

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
2

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
1

Integrated Wellness Support
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Other

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
Yes

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
Not Applicable

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
No

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
> 50%

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
No

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?
N/A

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options
N/A

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A

Ownership Type
Private Company – Owners On-Site

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
Privately Owned

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
N/A

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
N/A

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
N/A

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
N/A

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students
N/A

Wilderness Therapy Model
Backpacking | Nomadic

Number of Phases or Levels
4

If program has phases/levels, are they tied to privileges?
No

Percentage of students who complete all phases/levels prior to leaving the program
> 50%

Average Length of Stay
10

Religious Affiliation
No

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle
N/A

Use of Electronics
N/A

Location of Workshop
N/A

Average Length of Workshop
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
No State License Available (N/A)

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
0

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
0

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Therapist average case load
0

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
N/A

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
No

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
0

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
0

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
0

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist
Contracted psychiatrist as needed

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
N/A

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
< 50%

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
N/A

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:0

Does program run background checks on all staff?
Yes

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
Yes

If Yes, what is it?
Other

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
0

Are night staff awake or asleep
N/A

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
N/A

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
1:0

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
N/A

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
N/A

Academic Calendar
N/A

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
N/A

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
N/A

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
N/A

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
N/A

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
N/A

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
N/A

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
N/A

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
N/A

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
N/A

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
N/A

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
N/A

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement
N/A

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
N/A

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
N/A

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy
N/A

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
> 8

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
2

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
1

Integrated Wellness Support
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Other

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
Yes

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
Not Applicable

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
No

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
> 50%

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
No

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?
N/A

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options
N/A

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A