Creative Treatment Planning At A Group Home For Troubled Adolescents

  • Cynthia Davis Batshaw Youth and Family Centers
Keywords: creative treatment planning, residential treatment of adolescents, applied behavioral analysis


This article is intended to explain the theory and practice of the creative treatment plans used at a group home which provides residential and day treatment to adolescents in difficulty. The first section reviews theoretical influences and their applications, and the second section discusses the elements involved in writing treatment plans. Treatment plans at the group home are designed individually to use themes or metaphors which are meaningful to each client. Theories explored are Applied Behavioral Analysis, Strategic/Systems Therapy and Narrative Therapy. The steps to writing treatment plans are explained and a sample plan is provided
How to Cite
Davis, C. . (2006). Creative Treatment Planning At A Group Home For Troubled Adolescents. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 21, 29–38. Retrieved from