Phoenix Academy Clinical Manual
Authors: Jaycox, L. H.; Marshall, G. N.; Morral, A. R.
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Dr. Andrew Morral
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The Phoenix Academy is a modified therapeutic community treatment model for adolescent substance abusers. It is a treatment approach currently used in California, New York, Florida, Texas and many other states, making it one of the most widely available residential youth treatments in the United States. It is also one of the few approaches shown to be effective with substance-abusing adolescents. A recent independent evaluation of a Phoenix Academy by RAND, a nonprofit research organization, found that Phoenix Academy treatment, in comparison to other types of residential care, is associated with better drug use and psychological functioning outcomes for treated youths.
Now, for the first time, this effective treatment model has been described in this comprehensive manual highlighting:
- Program philosophy
- Treatment structure
- Sanctions and privileges
- Treatment admissions processes
- Resident job functions and hierarchy
- School as a therapeutic intervention
- Clinical approach
- Program staffing and training
- Sample schedules & activities
- Family programming
- Group and individual interventions
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