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Adolescent Treatment Program

atp-2-copyMenninger’s Adolescent Treatment Program (ATP) is a stabilization and assessment program for adolescents ages 12-17 who have complex psychiatric disorders or co-occurring disorders, that is, a psychiatric disorder coupled with substance abuse or dependence. The program has 16 beds.
With its wide-ranging clinical expertise, the program’s interdisciplinary treatment team stabilizes acute symptoms to help identify core issues and determine next steps in treatment. The team offers in-depth assessments when an adolescent’s diagnosis is unclear or when a second opinion is needed. The team administers extensive psychological testing, and neuropsychological testing is also available.
Life is now worth fighting for, and I value every second of it. former ATP patient
Specialized, on-site consultation, when appropriate, addresses both addictions or substance abuse and eating-disorder behaviors.

Treatment Goals

The goals of treatment are to:
  1. Resolve the immediate crisis.
  2. Remediate acute psychiatric symptoms and interrupt addictive and self-destructive behaviors like self-injury, substance abuse and eating disorders.
  3. Create a treatment plan based on a coherent diagnostic formulation.
  4. Develop and practice effective coping, communication and emotion regulation skills and strategies.
  5. Create a wellness plan that maps the road to recovery and helps teens and their families stay on track post-discharge.

Our Patients

Most patients have two or more diagnoses, predominantly affective, anxiety or emerging personality disorder diagnoses. Substance abuse issues are not uncommon.
The most common diagnoses are:
  • Major depression
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dysthymic disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Eating disorder
  • Alcohol and/or marijuana abuse
  • ADHD and learning disorder