Astor Residential Treatment Center:
Clinical and Specialized
Residential Treatment Programs
Every residential living quarters unit is assigned a licensed psychologist who serves as the head of its treatment team. Residential program clinical-staff members receive ongoing training from nationally known experts.
Children receive individual therapy tailored to meet each child’s unique needs. We also offer specialized group therapy focusing on trauma, fire setting, anger management, and problematic sexual behavior, as well as therapeutic animal-assisted activities.
Our widely respected American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship program for psychologists, which attracts talented young psychologists from all over the country, has been in existence since 1964. It brings the nation’s brightest PhD candidates to New York to serve in Astor’s Residential Program.
Residential Treatment Programs Include:
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
All of our clinicians are trained in trauma-focused CBT, an approach which teaches children in our residential program and their parents the skills they need to understand the distressing thoughts, behaviors and feelings stemming from traumatic events in their lives. Many research studies have shown trauma-focused CBT to be effective in treating children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety and sexualized behaviors.
Specialized Treatment Programs for Fire Setters
Our residential treatment program offers a specialized set of interventions for children with a history of fire setting. This includes group therapy, fire setting risk assessments, psycho-education with community fire fighters and self assessments that allow the children to self-monitor their progress.
Specialized Treatment for Problematic Sexual Behaviors
We offer a specialized set of interventions for children in our residential program who have a history of problematic sexual behaviors. This includes single bedrooms with bedroom monitoring technology and group therapy to reinforce the learning of healthy sexual development and the practicing of social rules related to sexual behavior.
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