ATC utilizes a highly individualized and client-centered approach to treatment.
Upon enrollment, each client is assessed to formulate a treatment plan unique to his or her challenges, needs and goals. Our multi-disciplinary team comprised of highly trained professionals aims to honor each young adult as a distinctive individual. There are no two pathways to success that will be exactly the same and therefore we, as a team with the client, navigate towards individuated success.
Our clinical team is comprised of all Master’s level or higher licensed therapists.
Clinicians meet weekly as a team to review and have client’s cases supervised by the Clinical Director at ATC. Therapists carry small manageable caseloads so that each client is afforded the individual attention necessary to affect positive change. ATC utilizes a number of different therapeutic modalities in order to address our clients’ unique needs.
ATC utilizes a relational approach with clients, meeting them where “they’re at” with the therapy agenda being led by the client. In the advent that clients are resistant to formal therapy, therapists use creative approaches to work with clients in informal ways that can build a relationship of trust in hopes that clients engage more in the therapeutic process. ATC offers a number of unique group therapy opportunities depending on the individual client’s needs:
Develop the basic skills necessary for independence.
Often times young adults require assessment and coaching in order to develop and hone the necessary life skills necessary for long-term independence and success. At The Crossroads uses the Casey Life Skills model as a guide to develop individualized life skills training programs for our clients. Working through the life skills component of our program in turn helps the young adults to gain confidence and traction in working towards their life goals. Once a young adult develops a healthy set of life skills, independence is that much more attainable.
Prepare for sustained success.
While at ATC the clients will continue on their personal journey by exploring and pursuing their unique educational and vocational needs and goals. Clients work with their staff colleagues who assist with scheduling, accountability, attendance, resume building, skills training and private tutoring (as needed).
While enrolled at ATC clients are able to complete their high school diploma, GED, or attend college or vocational school. Clients that need to complete his or her high school education have several options in the St. George area. Most commonly, clients attend Southwest Adult High School, located just a few blocks from the ATC clubhouse. Other options include distance learning or traditional high school. There are also a number of continuing education options including Dixie State University for a traditional college experience as well as a number of vocational schooling options.
For clients that have completed their educational goals or may not be interested in college or vocational training, colleagues work with a network of professionals in the community on job placement and/or internships. One of the benefits of St. George is that it offers the resources of a metropolitan city while also being small enough to allow for an intimate community business network for our clients depending on their career interests.
We at ATC believe that an integrated approach to treatment provides the best chances for success.
That is why we have developed a clinically sophisticated therapeutic program with the integration of both recreation and adventure components. After all, St. George does provide us with the ideal setting for this incorporation. ATC offers recreational and adventure based activities multiple times per week. It is through these opportunities that our students gain confidence, find passion and expand their horizons.
The activities we offer include:
We believe that giving back to the community in which you live creates a balanced and grateful lifestyle.
It allows each of our clients to experience more gratitude for what they have and become less vested in the unhealthy habits that cause stress and anxiety for many of them. We have found that the clients feel needed and accepted as they serve others.
Although St. George is a small community, ATC has found several ways to serve those around us. We have the opportunity to connect on a regular basis with SWITCHPOINT the local homeless shelter, DOVE center for domestic violence/sexual assault victims, St. George Animal Shelter, Children’s Museum and Habitat for Humanity.
From serving dinner to the homeless, cleaning the women’s shelter, helping rescue an abused animal or sorting material to be used on a new home for someone in need, clients are allowed to find what suits their personality and what gives them the most satisfaction.
Continued independence after treatment.
What happens after ATC? It is not uncommon for young adults to encounter unforeseen stressors that can be difficult to cope with when living completely independently. For clients who choose to stay in the St. George area ATC offers a specialized Graduate Program track. This allows the young adult to live independently from ATC while still taking advantage of the support they may still need.
Prior to approval for participation in ATC’s Graduate Program the client must demonstrate they are able to manage the responsibilities of independent living for three months while still in ATC housing.