News and Events
New groups for the Fall 2017 – We are looking at a way to offer both boys and girls DBT and boys and girls Trauma Resiliency at the same time vs switching from quarter to quarter. In addition we have added a social skills/orientation group for youth that are new to the NSI campus and have an intake that does not coincide with the beginning of the group cycle. This supports youth having an important therapeutic group upon intake and not entering a group that has already been occurring for several weeks. This group is starting on July 27th. The break-off point is two weeks. Within the first two weeks, new youth would enter an existing group based on their MTP and treatment needs. If after two weeks they would start with the social skills/introduction group.
Changes/Improvements with ISA/SA – Beginning in July, youth will be admitted to our substance abuse program for a 6 month cycle when they assess to need ISA level of support. The ISA group will be offered for 12 weeks at the 10 hour per week level and then a formalized assessment will take place to determine level of need. The objective measurement will lead to the youth being moved into SA, which will be offered at 4 hours per week for an additional 12 weeks. When youth are assessed to need SA level of care, the 12 week program will occur for 4 hours per week. Again, at the completion of the SA program, a formal, objective assessment will occur to determine completion of the program or further treatment.
Both the ISA and SA groups are moving in the direction of more trauma-based interventions and supports, incorporating CBT, DBT and Motivational Interviewing. Both groups will continue to utilize the stages of change.
Therapists (fully licensed and preliminarily licensed). NSI currently has 8 fully licensed therapists, including 2 contracted therapists (both LCSW) and a clinical director (LPC). NSI also employs three provisionally licensed therapists.