Children and Adolescent Acute Inpatient Treatment

At University Behavioral Center our children and adolescent mental health treatment programs are designed holistically, drawing upon the best combination of progressive and traditional therapeutic approaches. Our treatment design process is highly individualized, as we tailor treatment to each child’s strengths, interests, and goals, as well as their current symptoms and struggles. We utilize many different modalities of therapy including art, group, individual and trauma focused techniques. Services are provided to children and adolescents ages 5 to 17. UBC is a Baker Act receiving facility and provides crisis stabilization and a short-term residential track. At UBC we are committed to cultivating healing and growth allowing children and teens to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Services Provided Include:

  • Personalized treatment planning
  • Individual therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Family and group meetings
  • Medication management
  • Education about mental health and/or substance abuse
  • Life skills training
  • Anger and stress management
  • Family and caregiver education
  • Expressive therapy (art, music and movement)
  • Wellness activities
  • Play therapy
  • Spiritual care
  • Nutritional counseling

Common diagnoses and symptoms of adolescents in this program may include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Self Harm
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Other DSM V Diagnoses

Treatment Goals Include:

  • Resolve the immediate crisis
  • Remediate acute psychiatric symptoms and stabilize medications
  • Create a treatment plan based on individual’s needs
  • Develop and practice effective coping, communication and emotion regulation skills and strategies
  • Create a treatment plan that maps the road to recovery and helps teens and their families stay on track post-discharge