Psychiatric Residential Treatment Center
Passages is a psychiatric residential treatment facility within Brynn Marr Hospital for girls ages 12 to 17 who exhibit problematic behaviors associated with a psychiatric diagnosis. This program is designed to help young girls who struggle to live in a family or community setting due to a persistence of symptoms over time. Through a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches, we strive to help them realize their goals and return to their home environment.
The program includes weekly consultation with a board-certified child psychiatrist and individual, group and family therapy with a licensed clinician. Each patient also participates in recreational therapy to help them establish effective coping skills they may utilize in their home environment. Passages also includes pet therapy and relaxation therapy to incorporate recreation into the recovery process.
Adolescents in Passages attend school at the Village Academy, where certified teachers meet each patient at their learning level to help them improve functionality and performance at school. The principal is involved in team meetings for every student to make sure the educational component of their care shares the same goals as their treatment plan. The Village Academy is an individualized education program.
Four Phases of Recovery
We use an incentive-based system that allows patients to advance through four program phases (bronze, silver, gold and platinum) on their own time. Patients move forward or back a phase based on current behaviors and progress towards treatment goals.
Once a patient reaches the platinum phase, they can begin overnight therapeutic trial visits to their home community to test the new skills they learned from the program. Upon successful completion of trial visits, the patient may begin discussions of discharge planning with their treatment team.