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Age Group(s): Pre-Teens, Teens

Gender(s): Male, Female, Transgender

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Muir Wood is now in-network with Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Halcyon, Kaiser, MHN, Magellan and Optum — Founded in 2013 and recognized as a trusted leader in the treatment of mental health issues and dual-diagnoses in boys and girls ages 12-17, Muir Wood operates 17 Joint Commission-accredited, gender-separate residential campuses in Northern, Central, and Southern CA.

Our programs are licensed by the California DSS and certified by the California DHCS. The academic centers at Muir Wood, each a State of California-recognized supplemental education program, are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and enable teens to maintain continuity with their home schools while in treatment.

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Ownership Type
Private Company

Name of Parent Company
Avesi Partners

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
Privately Owned

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
Yes

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
Full time staff member

Is the program on any insurance panels?
Yes

Religious Affiliation?
No

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
12

Maximum Age of Participants
17

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?
Yes

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?
Yes

Average Length of Stay (months)
2

Maximum Enrollment
15

Location of Program
Suburban

Dorm/Housing
Doubles
Triples

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program
Students are Always in “Line-of-Sight” with staff

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?
Yes

Family Involvement
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
0

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
0

Percentage of Private Pay Students
3

Percentage of School Funded Students
0

Percentage of State Funded Students
3

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
No

Random Drug Testing
Yes

Transportation Options
Provided by Program

Support Services
Finding Meetings: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA)

House/Community Meetings
Weekly

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

12 Step Meetings on Location
Yes

Type of Students
Other

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle
No

Use of Electronics
Not Available

Location of Workshop
Call For More Information

Average Length of Workshop
Call for more information

Professional Associations/Affiliations
National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

State and/or National
Joint Commission (JCAHO)
State License
Other

Academic Accreditation
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Meeting Academic Core Standard by state or county

Is there individual therapy?
Yes, part of the program cost

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
5

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

Percentage of licensed therapists?
> 50%

Therapist average case load
0

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
< 50%

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
Yes

Is there group therapy?
Yes

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
5

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
2

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

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
Yes

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
Advanced Practice Master Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse
Medical Doctor
Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatrist
Psychologist
Recreational Therapist
Registered Dietician
Registered Nurse

Are there Medical rule outs
Yes

Possible Medical Rule Outs
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Fire Starter
Call For more information

Is there a minimum BMI
No

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
No

Psychiatrist
On staff

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
< 50%

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

Types of Therapy Offered
12 Steps Groups
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Art Therapy(with certified art therapists)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills
Equine Assisted or Therapeutic Horse Back
Expressive Art Therapy
Eye Movement & Desensitization and Reprocessing
Family Focused Therapy (FFT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Psycho educational
Recreation Therapy

Does the program have a level/phase system?
No

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

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

If yes — select all that apply
Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Positive Peer Culture

Integrated Wellness
Art
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga

Does program use time out rooms?
No

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:4

Does program run background checks on all staff?
Yes

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
Yes

If Yes, what is it?
High School Diploma

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
30

Are night staff awake or asleep
Awake

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
> 50%

Grades Served
K-12

Average student to teacher ratio
1:6

Teaching/Classroom
Traditional teacher-led class
Teachers support blended learning

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
Yes

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

Academic Calendar
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
Yes

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
No

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
Not Applicable

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
No

Does program have transition services for students?
Yes

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
Additional Therapist To Work With Student Or Family As Transition
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
No

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
> 50%

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
N/A

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
No

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

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
59000

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?
No

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:
Elopement
Major Injury | Death
Runaways

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
0

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
397

Professional Associations/Affiliations
National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Payment Type
Insurance (see above for specifics on insurance)
Private | Self Pay
Breakout Billing For Insurance | ‘Superbill’
Call for more information

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
No

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
No

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

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
1 hour max call with therapist per week
Family process facilitated by another therapist
Family Workshops Available
Flexible length of call with therapist per week
Parents Visit as Needed

Family involvement
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
Neuropsychologist

Minimum length of stay
30

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
Yes

Type Of Programming For Students
Clinically-driven programming (addresses individual life, living, social and academic needs)
Call for more information

Typical Student
ADHD/ADD
Mood Deregulation &/or Anxiety
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Minimum IQ
96

Interview Requirements for Applicants
Other

Additional Therapy
N/A

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
< 8

Percentage of licensed therapists?
> 50%

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
5

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
0

Integrated Wellness Support
Art
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
No

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
< 50%

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
Other
Call for more information

Cell Phones
Not Allowed

Academic Options
Finish high school blended learning

School Name (if applicable)
Muir Wood Learning Centers

School Website (if applicable)
https://muirwoodteen.com/about/academic-services/?utm_source=akot

Ownership Type

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
N/A

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

Do you have an insurance utilization person?

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Religious Affiliation?

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
N/A

Maximum Age of Participants
N/A

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?

Average Length of Stay (months)
N/A

Maximum Enrollment
N/A

Location of Program

Dorm/Housing
N/A

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?

Family Involvement

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
N/A

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
N/A

Percentage of Private Pay Students
N/A

Percentage of School Funded Students
N/A

Percentage of State Funded Students
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services

House/Community Meetings

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

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle

Use of Electronics

Location of Workshop

Average Length of Workshop

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
N/A

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Therapist average case load
N/A

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

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

Is there group therapy?
N/A

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
N/A

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

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

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

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment

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

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

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

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?

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
N/A

Does program run background checks on all staff?
N/A

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
N/A

If Yes, what is it?

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
N/A

Are night staff awake or asleep

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
N/A

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s

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

Academic Calendar

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

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?

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)?

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?

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?

Scheduled or rolling admissions?

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

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

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.)

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?

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

Who completes the psychological evaluation?

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A