Each Open Sky student and family work closely with the clinical therapist best suited to meet their needs. Crucial to treatment is an accurate assessment of each student’s unique characteristics, challenges, and issues that preceded arrival at Open Sky. This assessment informs the development of an individualized treatment plan, providing the clinical therapist, family, and student with a foundation for successful therapy. The clinical assessment includes the following:
- Strengths-Based Bio-Psychosocial Assessment
- Student Self-Report Assessment
- Substance Abuse Assessment
- Physical Health Exam
- Strengths-Based Family Assessment
Individualized Treatment Plan
The therapist uses the clinical assessment to design a treatment plan to support the student and family in their growth and development. Both student and family are vital, active members of the treatment team. Field guides, field medics, and field mentors are also important members of the treatment team. Treatment team meetings occur twice weekly in the field and as needed with other team members. The assessment and treatment planning services provided each student and family reflect our commitment to working systemically and with excellence.
Additional assessments are often helpful in developing a more detailed picture when complex factors are involved. These assessments can include Psychological Testing and Psychiatric Assessment. Please speak with an Admissions Counselor to learn more about these services.
Open Sky works with a number of licensed clinical psychologists who provide a comprehensive battery of psychological measures to assist in developing a thorough assessment. Psychological testing is strongly recommended for any student who has not had testing in the past two years, or who has been experiencing a significant change in emotions and/or behaviors since he or she was last tested. Psychologists go to the field to interview the student, administer tests, integrate any previous testing, and consult with involved professionals and members of the treatment team including key family members. Because psychological testing is such a valuable assessment tool, it is always requested and often required prior to acceptance by most aftercare programs. Additional Fees Apply.