Clinical Services

Clinical Services

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Oxbow Academy specializes in treating boys ages 12-18 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 certified clinicians. The Clinical Director, Todd Spaulding, has a C-SAT certification, and our other therapists are in the process of obtaining that credential. 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 associated with Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, SASH.

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 validation test administered by an independent professional. All validation tests 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. Unlike other programs who take a cookie cutter approach to therapy, Oxbow Academy is a task-based model allowing therapists to tailor treatment on an individual level according to each student’s needs. Additional therapeutic and psychoeducational groups include equine therapy, horsemanship, music, art, social skills, adoption, healthy relationships, substance abuse and other similar types of groups.

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 an admissions counselor, at 855-676-4272.

Oxbow Academy – New Hope, New Help, No Secrets.™

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