Residential Treatment Center in Utah
Do you have children struggling in several aspects of their life? At Canyon River Ranch, we take a different approach to helping children struggling with a variety of problems. We work with children dealing with eating disorders, criminal behaviors, mental health conditions, substance abuse, and more. Our goal is to bring your family peace by working with youth to help them understand how to overcome these problems and cope with them now and in the future. We want to help families move forward hand-in-hand with a hopeful future.
The young men that come to Canyon River Ranch are often dealing with behavioral issues and complicated emotional issues. We address these issues with the young men and implement our proven techniques to ensure our patients are able to find peace. We focus on connecting these young men to themselves and finding peace with their life before integrating them back into their daily routine with their loved ones.
Individual Therapy Treatment
Every youth is assigned to a licensed therapist who serves as the client’s dedicated therapist. Individual therapy is a safe and neutral environment where the client will be able to express himself while gaining new insight as well as getting constructive feedback.
Family Therapy Treatment
We want the entire family to be a healthy and thriving community of support for our clients to return to. Family therapy will be provided by the client’s dedicated therapist and may include sessions with and/or without the client present.
Group Therapy Treatment
In group therapy youth will learn new ideas, learn to listen and to speak, and learn how to give and receive feedback. Clients will learn that they are not alone and that other group members have the same sorts of difficulties and backgrounds.
Definition in Brief
Canyon River’s cognitive-behavioral therapies seek to make our clients aware of their irrational and negative thinking, self-defeating and self-reinforcing inappropriate behavior, and to replace them with rational thinking and appropriate, goal-oriented, effective behaviors. Our therapists’ approach utilizes both cognitive and behavioral methodologies and represents a sequential, systematic approach to treat selective client problems.
Cognitive-behavioral theory asserts that beliefs and cognitions produce feelings and behaviors. It is how an individual views an activating event, their beliefs about the event that leads to their feelings and behavior. You are what you do, is the basic premise of CBT. Canyon River addresses irrational thinking patterns using a two-pronged, CBT approach: 1) the cognitions and irrational beliefs are challenged and disputed, and 2) behavioral techniques and methods are employed to alter behavioral responses.
Essential Key Concepts
Many of the strategies employed at Canyon River utilize CBT concepts and methods including irrational beliefs, disputing and challenging irrational beliefs, ABC theory, and client education. They include the following: 1) Imagery Exercises- Clinicians utilize CBT approaches that incorporate imagery in desensitization, as a form of cognitive practice and rehearsal, to visualize a positive future, to visualize success, and prepare for situations; 2) Journaling- Journaling is sometimes developed as a positive daily habit in CBT that can be useful in charting irrational thoughts and behaviors, activating events, assist clients to understanding the connection between beliefs and emotions/behavior, and provide information to the clinician; 3) Thought Stopping- Clients who show powerful and debilitating irrational thoughts, can often respond to this technique. The method of deliberately reminding yourself to stop can serve as a powerful interruption to unwanted thoughts; 4) Cognitive Restructuring- This teaches clients to replace debilitating, self-defeating, and absolute beliefs with more appropriate, less absolute beliefs.
Canyon River therapists and clients develop a relationship through therapist listening, understanding, and the developing of trust warmth, and acceptance.
Definition in Brief
Behavioral counseling represents a systematic application of learning principles and techniques to the treatment of the behavioral disorders of our clients utilizing a wide-range of procedures. Our behavior management program focuses primarily on social learning/modeling, role-playing, token economy, reward systems used with clients in milieu, and behavioral contracting.
A major tenant of our behavioral management program is that personality is learned, and therefore, maladjustive behavior is also learned. Over time, our clients have found that their unhelpful behaviors produced reward and/or avoided punishment. Once established, our clients negative behaviors became part of a self-reinforcing system. The focus of our behavioral management programming is to assist clients to “unlearn” these maladaptive behaviors and have clients establish new, alternate, and appropriate behaviors.
Essential Key Concepts
Behavioral techniques utilized at Canyon River include the following: 1) Schedules of Reinforcement- A schedule of reinforcement is the frequency at which reinforcement is delivered following a behavior or response; 2) Behavioral Assessment- Defining maladaptive behavior, measuring a baseline of frequency, determining environmental conditions and reinforcers, and planning for alterations in the environment are all part of the process; 3) Modeling/Role Playing- Modeling is also called observational learning—watching others and imitating behavior. Role Playing is a way to understand and practice a role by acting “as if” in a contrived situation; 4) Token Economy- Canyon River uses systematic reinforcers and sometimes punishment in the context of the treatment environment. Clients have some choice in the rewards that their accumulated points can acquire.
The behavioral counseling process begins by listening and communicating with the clients to identify problem behaviors. Clients assist the behavioral counselors with identifying problem behaviors and setting goals. The desired behaviors, consequences of behaviors are defined and outlined to the client, and time frames are addressed.
Why Choose Canyon River Ranch?
At Canyon River Ranch, we are dedicated to the success of our youth. We specialize in male youths, ages 12-17. With over 7 years of clinical experience in dealing with at-risk youth, our dedicated team of professionals is here to provide effective treatment for both inpatient and outpatient needs. Our multi-faceted program is designed to help empower youth to create constructive goals, make positive choices, and to commit to healthy life changes.
Canyon River Ranch uses highly individualized therapeutic interventions to empower youth to change their lives for the better. We feel that changing the thinking and behaviors that lead to poor choices is the key to getting better results. We focus on helping our clients identify what is important to them as individuals, and what they truly want out of life. We teach our youth to focus on their goals in order to lead happy and healthy lives.
Our therapeutic approach helps clients deal with the many issues they face and experience in their daily lives. It is a central tenet of Canyon River Ranch’s therapeutic model that our youths are whole people, that their emotional, thinking, and behavioral problems must and can only be understood and treated in this context, and that this idea must be imparted to our clients with whom we work, their families, other providers who provide treatment and care, and the community at large.
Evidence Based Practice
Our program involves an evidence based practice designed to provide patients with the best type of treatment for their needs. When people are seeking a program that will actually help their child, we recognize the stress and frustration can go into finding one that will meet all of their child’s needs.
What does it mean to be subscribed to an evidence based practice (EBP)? EBPs use scientific evidence to identify risk factors and contributors for psychological symptoms. Cognitive and behavior therapies are the most commonly used treatments for EBPs.
Moral Reconation Therapy
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a cognitive-behavioral program designed to help criminal justice offenders and substance abuse users find a treatment method that works. Our program uses counseling and education to aid in moral development. We find our program has a long-lasting impact on our patients, allowing them to move forward into a hopeful future. Patients need to be confronted with the repercussions from their behavior. Using MRT, we are able to help alter the way our clients things so they are able to make proper judgements about what is right and what is wrong.
Relapse Prevention Therapy
Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) is a behavioral self-control program that teaches individuals with substance addiction how to anticipate and cope with the potential for relapse. RPT can be used as a stand-alone substance use treatment program or as an aftercare program to sustain gains achieved during initial substance use treatment. Coping skills training is the cornerstone of RPT, teaching clients strategies to:
- Understand relapse as a process
- Identify and cope effectively with high-risk situations such as negative emotional states, interpersonal conflict, and social pressure
- Cope with urges and craving
- Implement damage control procedures during a lapse to minimize negative consequences
- Stay engaged in treatment even after a relapse
- Learn how to create a more balanced lifestyle
Coping skills training strategies include both cognitive and behavioral techniques. Cognitive techniques provide clients with ways to reframe the habit change process as a learning experience with errors and setbacks expected as mastery develops. Behavioral techniques include the use of lifestyle modifications such as meditation, exercise, and spiritual practices to strengthen a client’s overall coping capacity.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a goal-directed, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavioral change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. The operational assumption in MI is that ambivalent attitudes or lack of resolve is the primary obstacle to behavioral change, so that the examination and resolution of ambivalence becomes its key goal. MI has been applied to a wide range of problem behaviors related to alcohol and substance abuse as well as health promotion, medical treatment adherence, and mental health issues. Although many variations in technique exist, the MI counseling style generally includes the following elements:
- Establishing rapport with the client and listening reflectively.
- Asking open-ended questions to explore the client’s own motivations for change.
- Affirming the client’s change-related statements and efforts.
- Eliciting recognition of the gap between current behavior and desired life goals.
- Asking permission before providing information or advice.
- Responding to resistance without direct confrontation. (Resistance is used as a feedback signal to the therapist to adjust the approach.)
- Encouraging the client’s self-efficacy for change.
- Developing an action plan to which the client is willing to commit.
Developing an action plan to which the client is willing to commit. Adaptations of the MI counseling approach that are reviewed in this summary include a brief intervention for college-age youth visiting hospital emergency rooms after an alcohol-related event; a brief intervention for adult patients with histories of heavy drinking presenting to primary medical care settings for routine care; and a brief intervention for cocaine and heroin users presenting to urban walk-in medical clinics. Community-based substance abuse treatment clinics also have incorporated an MI counseling style into the initial intake/orientation session to improve program retention.
Bringing Results to Patients and Families
How do we bring results with our program? We seek to move patients out of a hedonistic (please vs. pain) reasoning level and bring it to a level where they are able to understand and incorporate social rules. We gain commitments from our youth to make positive life changes that will allow them to live a healthy, happy life. Using MRT, we are able to focus on seven basic treatment issues:
- The confrontation of beliefs, attitudes and behaviors
- Enhancement of self-concept
- Assessment of current relationships
- Positive identify formulation
- Reinforcement of positive behaviors and habits
- Decrease in hedonism and development of frustration tolerance
- Development of higher stages of moral reasoning
Individual Therapy Treatment
Every youth is assigned to a licensed therapist who serves as the client’s dedicated therapist. Clients will get at least two hours of Individual therapy per week, and can receive family therapy if it will be helpful to the client. Individual therapy is a safe and neutral environment where the client will be able to express himself while gaining new insight as well as getting constructive feedback.
Family Therapy Treatment
Family therapy is often crucial in the healing of a client in our program. Returning to family and their home is the final goal at Canyon River Ranch. We want the entire family to be a healthy and thriving community of support for our clients to return to. Family therapy will be provided by the client’s dedicated therapist and may include sessions with and/or without the client present.
Group Therapy Treatment
In group therapy youth will learn new ideas, learn to listen and to speak, and learn how to give and receive feedback. Clients will learn leadership skills, and how to respond appropriately when confronted with stressful topics. Youth will learn how to deal with problems, and how to grow because of those challenges. In group, clients will learn that they are not alone and that other group members have the same sorts of difficulties, the same sorts of backgrounds, the same sorts of behaviors, and the same sorts of experiences, creating a unified and respectful environment.
Our Ogden Behavioral Treatment Facility
Canyon River Ranch is located in a private gated community in Ogden, Utah, with breath-taking views overlooking the valley. Our private and scenic setting makes it an inviting place for at-risk youth to get away from the stresses that are causing problems in their life, and helps them to focus on healing. We believe the setting has a lot to do with focus and the program. The large sprawling yard, riverside walkways and breathtaking views can help youth to reconnect with nature and find the peace they are seeking.
The residential home is designed to accommodate 8 youth at a time, and sized to offer privacy to them while offering common areas to create an atmosphere of unity. Our gated Ogden Canyon facility is designed to provide safety, peace, and security to our residents. We have a highly skilled team of professionals ready to provide individualized treatment to residents while also building strong relationships.
Canyon River Academy in Ogden is here to help! Don’t give up on your youth, our experts will provide the treatments needed to help male youths struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. We want to help your child find positivity in their life once again. Call our Ogden behavioral treatment center today for more information about our program.