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Youth Outpatient Programs & Services

Our Outpatient Therapy (OPT) provides services to youth ages 7 through 17, and their families by Master’s level Therapists who are supervised by independently licensed clinicians. Touchstone’s Therapists are trained and supervised in a trauma informed approach. Individual therapy may be provided but clinicians begin with a family centered and family focused approach to assist the child in the natural environment. We utilize best practice interventions such as:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy Method

We also provide group therapy and parenting training. Our services are offered in office, home, and in school. Many of the clinicians are Spanish speaking. Language assistance is provided if necessary.

Other outpatient therapy programs include:

HNCM provides intensive case management services to youth who have significant and complex needs. Our High Needs Case Managers have a significantly lower caseload than traditional case managers to allow for more intensive care coordination. Following the 12 principles of the Arizona Practice Model, our High Needs Case Managers utilize the Child and Family Team (CFT) process to collaboratively identify the needs of the child and family and develop a comprehensive service plan. HNCM is predominantly utilized for youth over the age of 5 but there are times when younger children will require this level of oversight. We incorporate natural and informal supports and professional services and take into consideration the unique culture and strengths of the child and family in order to best meet the needs of the child and family.

THS Outpatient Psychiatric Services focuses on assessment, diagnosis,  and treatment of psychiatric conditions.  Our Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners provide psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring along with case coordination and oversight.  The purpose of the psychiatric evaluation is to provide an assessment of psychiatric symptoms and to determine appropriate treatment options.  Medication monitoring includes prescribing medications, monitoring for effectiveness, and providing treatment recommendations.  Our medical providers work closely with the case managers and therapists to provide a full scope of care for each patient and their family.

Touchstone’s Blueprints Model Programs for Youth and Families are three distinct evidence-based family therapy approaches: Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Multisystemic Therapy (MST), and Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behaviors (MST-PSB). Functional Family Therapy and Multisystemic Therapy work to address at-risk youth behaviors such as substance use, truancy, legal involvement, and family conflict. Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behaviors is designed to take a family approach to treating youth who have engaged in inappropriate sexual behaviors toward others. Click HERE to learn more about Touchstone’s Blueprint Programs

Touchstone Health Services Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a highly structured therapeutic treatment program designed to help children and adolescents who struggle with emotional and behavioral management in developing social, communication and coping skills that will help them improve their functioning at home, school and in the community. We utilize therapy groups and therapeutic activities along with goal setting, development of social skills & positive peer interaction, behavioral management, skills assessment, recreational activities, and development of decision-making skills. Click HERE to learn more about Touchstone’s Intensive Outpatient Program.

Touchstone Health Services Prevention Program works through the various grant funded opportunities with a large focus on the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and Drug Education and Prevention Programs. Click HERE to learn about all of Touchstone’s Prevention Programs.

Touchstone Health Services Respite Program is a weekend program that is intended to provide a needed break for parents or guardians that experience a high level of stress as a result of taking care of high needs children. The Respite staff members are CPR certified, trained in crisis prevention/intervention, and receive on-going training in behavioral management. Respite staff promotes activities that help build and develop children’s fine and gross motor skills. In addition, children participate in a variety of activities such as group games, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and group outings. Click HERE to learn more about Touchstone’s Respite Program.

Teens Need Transition (TNT), is a program that focuses on a holistic, strength-based, multidisciplinary approach to assist young adults in creating and implementing an appropriate and successful transition vision and plan. TNT strives to promote youth voice and choice in the transition planning process in order to increase self-advocacy. TNT utilizes both evidence-based models transition to independence process (TIPS) and assertive community treatment (ACT) Models. To learn more about our Transition Age Youth Program click HERE.

Whatever It Takes (WIT) is a “Meet Me Where I Am” direct service program that provides intensive in home and community-based supports to children and families who are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues that are causing significant distress.  WIT is a guardian driven program, that assists in keeping children in their natural environment by reducing/preventing OOH placements, creating independence and stability in the home and finding Natural Supports to replace paid services. Click HERE to learn more about Touchstone’s Whatever It Takes Program.