Young Adult Intensive Program

In the Young Adult Intensive Program, we offer unique and creative individualized programming for emerging adults ranging in age from eighteen to twenty-four.  Located near the beautiful resort town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, we are close to local amenities yet free from urban culture on site. Our staff members embrace the program values which encourage a balance between physical health and fitness, environment, relationships, self-esteem and values.  Typically our residents have been challenged by clinical needs and past experiences and thus have not developed the usual coping skills that would allow them to be making age appropriate life choices.

We have recognized the need to offer a holistic and goal-oriented treatment plan that integrates the objectives of both the student and the family. Length of stay is based on individual goal achievement. Due to our small program size we are able to quickly develop goals, adapt structure and respond to both growth and struggle, in order to maximize each individual’s potential.  Parents or guardians are welcomed as active participants in our program and are included in the process of establishing expectations and measuring outcomes for their family, as well as participating on-site with their young adult.  

We seek the expertise of education consultants, community clinicians and previous educators to meet the needs of each individual. We stress the importance of enrollment in an education program such as community college or correspondence coursework, or of the individual participating in vocational training or a supported employment experience.

Therapeutic Component

  • Comprehensive medication management, done by a double boarded psychiatrist who works full-time for the programs, utilizing an integrative mental health model with weekly medication checks.
  • Individual therapy three times per week.
  • Family education/therapy weekly.
  • Group psychotherapy twice a day led by highly specialized Master’s or Ph.D. level clinicians.
  • Psycho-educational groups rotate between many choices such as mood regulation (Emotions/Shadow), Relaxation Response, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), life skills, Integral Life Practice, health education(Spark and Body Group), coping skills, culinary skills (Applied Food as Medicine), expressive art therapy, values and morals, healthy relationships (Types, Community Process Groups), ethics and world view, goal setting, Integral Recovery group, Recreation/Exercising our Mind, and Spirit Group .
  • Formal clinical staffing, led by a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, occurs for each individual every other week, with written progress reports and updates given to parents and referral sources.
  • Personal health and fitness plans, supervised by staff and emphasizing the importance of exercise, effective sleep patterns, stress reduction, nutrition and relaxation techniques on mood management.
  • Twenty-four hour staff supervision and support.
  • Transportation to all appointments and educational, volunteering or employment opportunities.

Education

 

  • Completion of High School Diploma either through the student’s previous school or our fully accredited high school, Innercept Academy.
  • G.E.D. services and/or college dual enrollment through local colleges with support from the teaching staff, for a supported educational experience.
  • Daily educational groups on schedule maintenance; decision-making, finance, health and fitness, leisure, conflict resolution, healthy relationships and recognizing the importance of attending to daily responsibilities.
  • Academic testing available by experienced licensed clinical school Psychologists.
  • Classroom time is interspersed with physical activity and community responsibility to provide opportunities to apply knowledge in real-life situations.

Life Skills

  • Group sessions regarding money management, using allowance structures or income from employment.
  • Fostering of planning skills such as transportation and employment/volunteer opportunities.
  • College-like living arrangements to encourage relationship skills with roommates, peers & authority figures.
  • Independent living skills in preparation for the Young Adult Transition Program.