Ellen Behrens

Ellen Behrens
Westminster College · Master's Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Counseling Psychology Ph.D.

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January 2012 - July 2015
Westminster College
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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The study explored changes in young adults’ mental health, attachment, and separation from parents during a seven-week wilderness therapy program. Utilizing a longitudinal one-group design, the study examined outcomes of 157 young adults in one wilderness therapy program. From pre to post treatment, participants reported significant improvement in...
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A National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs publication. Focus: residential and wilderness treatment for teens & young adults.
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A National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs publication. Focus: residential and wilderness treatment for teens & young adults.
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This state of knowledge article provides an overview of Adventure Therapy (AT) as it is practiced with adolescents in North America, presenting (a) current findings in AT research with adolescents, (b) critical issues in AT, (c) the need for training and professional development in AT, and (d) professionalization in AT. Implications of current find...
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This paper presents academic and family outcomes from a multi-center study of youth enrolled in private residential programs. The sample of 1027 adolescents, and their parents, was drawn from nine Aspen Education Group residential programs. Youth academic functioning and youth functioning within the family improved significantly during treatment an...
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This paper presents the results from a multi-center study on outcomes for youth treated in private residential treatment programs. The sample of 1,027 adolescents and their parents was drawn from nine private residential programs. Hierarchical linear modeling indicated that both adolescents and parents reported a significant reduction in problems o...

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