Milieu therapy utilizes the social culture of the residential treatment center to create positive changes in our young girls. These changes are achieved through therapeutic use of our young girl’s “community,” which includes their peers, staff, community roles and responsibilities, groups, meetings and so forth. The positive influence of “peer pressure” can promote a powerful and lasting change when combined with the skillful application of other therapeutic interventions.
Comfortable Setting, Collaborative Teamwork
The comfortable setting of Solstice contributes to a safe and open culture, which invites introspection and growth, making change seem less threatening. Within an emotionally safe culture, unhealthy behaviors can be gently challenged, and new options adopted more readily. Our experiential therapy approach allows our girls to grow and become open to positive change in their lives.
Clinical and residential staff must work together seamlessly in the creation and implementation of a therapeutic milieu to create the most lasting positive outcomes in our clients. Staff teams are created, supported and structured in such a way that affords effective teamwork, and provides the therapeutic community within which girls can thrive and blossom.