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Mountain View Place Program: Psychiatric Residential Treatment for Adolescents

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This innovative program at Cedar Springs Hospital is dedicated to treating adolescents and pre-adolescents.  Certified by TRICARE®, it is a residential treatment option designed to treat and stabilize mental health disorders.
Disorders include but are not limited to depression and other mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders and co-occurring substance use disorder. Upon admission, the treatment team makes appropriate recommendations for care following individual assessments.

This program can help support:

  • Anger management
  • Communication and relationship-building skills
  • Recovery from trauma
  • Family conflict

Residents can expect:

  • Daily process groups lead by master’s-level therapists
  • Treatment by therapists skilled in:
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
  • A multidisciplinary treatment team:
    • Board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists
    • Licensed psychologists
    • Master’s-level therapists
    • Recreational therapists
    • Registered or licensed nurses
    • Experienced mental health specialist
  • Continued education at our nationally accredited school
  • Equine-assisted therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Services for families and other caregivers
  • An average length of stay of 70 days

Criteria for Admission

  • Adolescents ages 12 and up
  • Meets DSM 5 criteria that require therapeutic intervention including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and oppositional defiant disorder
  • Clinical review indicates ability to effectively participate in the program
  • Committed caregivers willing to engage in treatment and treatment planning