The Ranch Achievement Program – Therapeutic Day Program












The Ranch Achievement Program provides intensive psychiatric day treatment for children and adolescents, ages 8-17.

The treatment team evaluates and treats psychiatric and behavioral symptoms that are too severe to be managed in outpatient therapy alone, but do not require a 24-hour controlled environment.

The Ranch is a treatment option that may prevent hospitalization or serve as transition from inpatient care.  It addresses barriers to functioning successfully within the home, school or community environment.

Youth who may benefit from the program might be struggling with any of the following:

  ▪  Depression or Social Isolation ▪   Suicidal Thoughts ▪   Grief and Loss
  ▪   Trauma or Anxiety ▪   Substance Abuse ▪  Self Harming Behavior

Levels of Care

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

▪   Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 3:30pm
▪   Group Therapy (4 times a day)
▪   Family Therapy (once a week)
▪   Medication Management
▪   Academics (4 hours daily)
▪   Evaluation by a child/adolescent psychiatrist (twice a week)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

▪   Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 3:30pm
▪  Group Therapy (3 times daily)
▪   Medication Management
▪   Academics (4 hours daily)
▪   Evaluation by a child/Adolescent  Psychiatrist (once a week)

tnc-tr-groupGroup Therapies

Group therapy sessions encourage communication, emotional growth and problem solving. Each group begins with a individual debriefing, which teaches residents how to check in with themselves, interact better and participate in productive group therapy sessions.

Process Group: strength-based processing, with peer-driven support, addresses previous 24 hours and current state of mind.

Expressive Arts: use of the arts (music, writing, visual arts) to learn skills or express emotions in a health way.

Skills Groups: conducted twice a week.  Focuses on mindfulness and skills application for successful daily living.

Dialectical Behavioral Skills Group: conducted twice a week.  Support oriented, cognitive based psychotherapy.

Recreational Therapy: three times per week.  Games, exercise and physical challenges provide the opportunity to practice positive social skills, communication and teamwork.  Increases exposure to healthy and fun leisure activities.

Goodbye Group: conducted on the last day of treatment. This group honors the students progress while at The Ranch and allows for positive feedback from peers.

Additional services

provided by both PHP & IOP

▪   Daily Written Behavioral Reports

▪   Substance Abuse Evaluation

▪   Clinical Case Management with Comprehensive Discharge Planning

▪   ROPES Course (Reality-Oriented Physical Experiential Services)

▪   Off Campus Therapeutic Outings



Dinner and Refreshments  6:00pm – 6:30pm with Presentations from 6:30pm – 7:30pm (held at The Ranch)

Series is free and open to the public.   RSVP to Wendi Kozlowski at [email protected]


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