Our Mental Health Treatment Begins with Comprehensive Therapy
Helping all youth at George Junior Republic to become healthy adults capable of participating in society is our mission. We believe that professional and comprehensive mental health treatment is a key to accomplishing this mission. George Junior Republic provides comprehensive and professional therapy for each youth in our care. All youth are assigned to a treatment team that includes a:
- Masters Level Therapist
- Clinical supervisor
- Child care staff
Therapy, clinical assessments, and psychiatric interventions are all part of the treatment process. Medication, when needed, is prescribed by the psychiatrist and administered by a fully licensed nurse.
Individual and Group Therapy
Master’s level clinicians implement all individual and group therapy. Individual therapy is conducted on campus in the youth’s assigned facility and is based on the theory and techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This therapy explores the thoughts and feelings that lead to self destructive behaviors and tries to modify those thoughts and feelings to help patients cope with difficulties. CBT has been shown to be effective for many types of mental illnesses.
Therapy groups, also conducted on campus, are designed to address individual life experiences as well as the psychiatric diagnosis of the individual youth.