Why Choose Academics West?
What Makes Our School an Accredited Therapeutic School?
Many programs define themselves as therapeutic; counseling may be provided however it is not always integral to each student’s individual program. At Academics West it is. All students engage in a variety of therapeutic modalities which are integrated into their schedules. We are also structured as a “therapeutic milieu.” Meaning, the way we structure the environment and train all our staff is intended to support prosocial behavior among our students. It is our goal to help students rehearse critical therapeutic skills throughout the school day to optimize their progress.
Therapy is a requirement for all students and is conducted solely by licensed mental health professionals with a minimum of two years of experience. This level of certification also indicates that family therapy is an integral part of the program. Academics West, therefore, provides traditional academic support and remediation while also offering a wide array of clinical interventions. Students benefit from individual and group therapy, family therapy, art therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy in an integrated collaborative care model.