Programs

Provo Canyon School, founded in 1971 is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Utah to provide Residential Treatment to youth between the ages of 8 and 18. We are known for our comprehensive programs that provide a wide range of individualized and compassionate care to the students and families we serve. We are committed to providing innovative, evidence-based therapeutic interventions, academic instruction, and life-skills training tailored to individual needs of each of our students. We provide a wide range of clinical modalities, supports, resources and structure to insure our ability to treat the variety of individual needs represented by our diverse student body.

The Provo Canyon School staff is comprised of highly trained professionals who work together as an interdisciplinary team to provide coordinated care, support and guidance for each patient throughout treatment. Our staff makes communication with families a priority. Ongoing communication will occur throughout the course of treatment. Our staff also will collaborate with others involved in a child’s care, such as mental health providers, educators, community agencies and referral sources.

Some of the diagnoses and symptoms we treat include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Para-suicidal behavior
  • Substance Abuse or Dependence
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Learning Variances
  • Attachment Disorders

Philosophy

Provo Canyon School believes that the power for an individual to change lies in the therapeutic relationship, the opportunity to experience new options, and an environment that encourages learning as a resource for personal success. That change can be sustained through the support and active involvement of the child’s family (traditional or otherwise) and the support of others that are identified stakeholders in the child’s success. The core values of the therapeutic relationship include compassion, nurturing, unconditional acceptance and support in a positive, non-punitive environment. At Provo Canyon School, we believe that among the most important factors in treatment is creating an environment of positive social, relationship-based experience by adult and student peers. In our interactions with our students, the goal is to instill a sense of value and worth to each individual through listening with an open mind, accepting them for where they are now, and acknowledging their positive achievements and individual strengths. We believe that through the adoption of these core values, the individual will be empowered to attain their maximum growth and potential.

Provo Canyon School individualizes services based on the specific needs of a particular student. However, our program and campus are configured to support the needs of three distinct student populations based on age and gender. The following is a description of the three student populations we service: Adolescent Girl’s Program, Adolescent Boy’s Program, and Early-Adolescent Program