For Treatment Programs

Behavioral and Mental Health Treatment Programs

Treatment programs are most effective when the staff members are in sync, and empowered to engage families and each other in support of client success.

Neil helps your program succeed by providing skillful, customized management consulting and training to your behavioral health program professionals and staff.

Outpatient Programs & Residential Programs

These programs are critical to the health and well-being of the IP as well as their whole family.

Everyone benefits when the work with families and the teen or young adult are integrated. Integrating the family therapy model with other behavioral health treatment is a critical element in bringing significant, lasting results to youth and families in crisis.

Providing these vital resources takes a special kind of caring, commitment, training, experience and investment in process improvement. For a behavioral health program provider, being able to confidently approach work with solid answers to the following questions is the key to excellent and sustained client outcomes:

What do we need to implement to more effectively address the whole family, not just the IP, so the positive outcomes are sustained long-term and clients continue to grow?

What are the areas of change we need in our organization that we’re not aware of and what do we need to do to address them?

What are the steps to implement this approach in our organization so we do it routinely, easily?

What can we do to stand apart in these areas so we are the gold standard program, the one clients and referral sources think of first?

For organizations willing to face these questions Neil provides skillful, customized management consulting and training to have your organization delivering clinical outcomes in a way that feels exciting, collaborative and confident.

“When Neil came to the Program Manager position at Youth Services he built a program that became the most sought after treatment and training program for youth and families in our community. His methods were transparent as well as effective and he remains a leader in the therapeutic community today. His book and podcast allow families around the globe to benefit from his unique approach."
— Daniel T. Moriarty, J.D. Ph.D.
former Executive Directer, Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center

Audience learning about family dynamics from speaker Neil D. Brown

Out-Patient Mental Health Programs

Successful treatment of youth is intrinsically tied to critical changes in family dynamics. Often, parents are resistant to engaging and participating in the process of change. Your staff has loads of talent and Neil unlocks their potential while training them to successfully engage the whole family in owning the problem and participating in the solution. Having an excited and empowered staff will generate empowered families and great outcomes. 

Residential Treatment Programs

Working with families is a critical part of successful outcomes in residential treatment programs. Most programs invest significant resources in addressing family dynamics. It’s often difficult, and it’s hard to get right. There are many complicated family structures in today’s world, and they can be hard to coordinate and align towards support for successful youth development. Neil provides a uniform and powerful way to understand and address family dynamics that gives your program indispensable support for achieving sustainable, lasting client outcomes.

Residential treatment program helps many teens and young adults get back on track with their lives.

Wilderness programs for mental health and behavioral issues such as addiction

Wilderness Programs

Wilderness programs are usually a starting point to move on to longer term programs and the amount of time a wilderness program has to work with a family is very limited. While wilderness programs do offer a strong family component, the family pattern that supports youth dysfunction may be hard to uncover. Neil offers your wilderness program a uniform system for understanding and powerfully impacting the family dynamics that support youth dysfunction. This gives your wilderness program indispensable support for achieving sustainable, lasting outcomes.

Recovery programs

Recovery programs often struggle against family behavior patterns which undermine program effectiveness. But taking on the challenges of family therapy can seem more than is feasible, given the typical program timeframes. Neil offers your program a fast track for deciphering and addressing these family behavior/patterns that is empowering to your staff and gives residents and their families the critical start to continued sobriety.

Recovery programs help refocus your life on living

Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Students attending therapeutic boarding schools can benefit from rich therapeutic and scholastic opportunities.  Often however, family dynamics at home undermine that opportunity leading to poor youth investment and disappointing behavior.  Neil offers your therapeutic boarding school a uniform system for understanding, and powerfully impacting, the family dynamics that support youth dysfunction. Families and youth will thank you for your leadership in showing them the way to youth and family success.

Neil D. Brown, LCSW's professional practice specializes in Family Therapy with a highly effective therapeutic approach that focuses on the family as an interactive and dynamic system.