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Oxbow Academy specializes in treating boys ages 13-17 with sexual related issues. Our holistic approach is designed to help students recognize and deal with behavioral, emotional, and social problems that contribute to their sexual issues. Oxbow uses an experiential model that is strength-based. We emphasize honesty, accountability, empathy and family re-unification.
All Oxbow therapists are Master’s level and certified in sex specific therapy. We are members of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), an international group dedicated to promoting research, information exchange, and professional education. We use research based standards and best practices as outlined in the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.
We are also members of the Utah Network on Juveniles Offending Sexually (NOJOS). NOJOS advocates a “holistic, humanistic and developmentally consistent model” for working with teens with sexual issues. The goal is to help these adolescents take responsibility for their past behaviors and develop new competencies.
A 90-day assessment is required for all students. This assessment includes a polygraph administered by an independent professional. All polygraphs and psychological testing are done by independent, licensed psychologists. Parents or consultants may choose from one of three professionals to administer and evaluate these tests. The independent psychologist will also review all clinical notes, academic notes, and residential staff input regarding the student. When all of the testing and notes have been evaluated, the psychologist will make recommendations on how to best to pursue treatment.
Oxbow’s strength-based treatment model is therapeutically intensive. Students participate weekly in sex-specific individual, family and group therapy. Additional therapeutic groups include equine therapy, horsemanship, music, art, drama and horticulture.
Weekly psycho-educational groups cover healthy relationships, anger management, adoption issues, substance abuse, and experiential learning activities.
Upon admission, Oxbow students receive a full medical evaluation. A licensed nurse is on staff to supervise medication management and meet medical needs as they arise. A psychiatrist is also on staff and routinely meets with students to review medication issues as needed.
If you would prefer to discuss your situation with a counselor, we invite you to call Erin Nester, our admissions counselor, at (435) 469-0683.
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