Professional Help for the Challenges that Families Face in Today's Society
Based in beautiful St. George, Utah; the Family Bootcamp provides youth and parents with a life-changing, therapeutic wilderness experience in the heart of the high desert, majestic red rocks in Southern Utah.
A Family Bootcamp is the ideal intervention for families that are not yet ready to place their teen in a long-term residential treatment program but are seeking help learning to manage problematic behaviors that are occurring in the home.
Residential treatment can cost between $6,000 and $10,000 per month. Before investing in the expense of a residential treatment program, come and spend a week with us and let us help you determine what your family's needs really are for a fraction of the cost.
Family Bootcamp includes:
Wilderness Expedition for Teens
With skilled outdoor specialists guiding them, the youth spend a minimum of five days learning how to experience the remote, high desert of Southern Utah with only the supplies they can strap to their back. Being unplugged from ALL technology and outside communication provides a strong "wake up call moment" for the youth to focus and take responsibility for the simple day-to-day tasks of their well-being including cooking, caring for their supplies and learning to use only the elements of the desert to live.
Two-Day Intensive Parent Seminar
We don't believe in a "one-sided" therapeutic approach ... with the Family Bootcamp - parents are involved too. So, while the youth are experiencing the wilderness, parents remain in St. George and participate in an intensive two day "Parenting Boot Camp." Under the direction of Daniel Sanderson, Ph.D., parents engage in two days of comprehensive parent training sessions focused on the discovery and disruption of unhealthy family dynamics. Dr. Sanderson's trademark theory of Developmental Vacation provides the underpinnings of the instruction.
Individual, Group and Family Therapy
The teens and parents will be able to participate in individual, group and family therapy sessions while at the Family Bootcamp. Each family is assigned a Family Bootcamp Therapists who will oversee the treatment plan and assist each family in the creation of a functional assessment. This will include a unique family plan for moving forward following the five day Bootcamp experience. The Family Bootcamp includes two post-program "virtual" family therapy sessions via on-line video conferencing.