The Aspen Institute is a comprehensive therapeutic assessment facility
licensed as a specialty psychiatric hospital. The ages of the resident range
from 13-17 years old. The mission of the therapeutic assessment is to diagnosis, and develop an action plan for the short and long term treatment of the struggling adolescent. The diagnostic profile served at the Institute includes the full spectrum of mental health disorders, including co-morbid medical issues. The assessment is achieved via psychotherapy, psychological testing, classroom assessments, therapeutic milieu, and psychiatric stabilization. The therapeutic assessment consists of two hours of individual therapy, one hour of family therapy and five hours of group therapy by fully licensed therapists. Weekly psychiatric sessions occur for medication management and full psychiatric evaluation. Furthermore, each child is seen by a psychologist who will perform a variety of academic, and psychological, newro-psychological assessment to further define ways to help the adolescent to reach a full sense of well-being. Throughout the process of the therapeutic assessment the therapist will have frequent contact between the family and their professional providers. At the end of the therapeutic assessment, each family will have a “roadmap” to guide them through the next stage of treatment and life.