The Rocky Mountain Regional National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) conference will he held in Whitefish, MT at the beautiful Grouse Mountain Lodge, on June 22 and 23, 2017.

This conference is an annual event bringing varying types of treatment programs, wilderness therapy programs, referring professionals/educational consultants, and other professionals from the treatment and recovery field together to learn, discuss new ideas and debate current topics of the Family Choice Behaviorial Healthcare Industry. The theme this year is “All in the Family: Treating the Whole System.”

The keynote address will be given by Rick Johnson MSW, author and co-founder of Summit Prep School.

The title of his talk is “The Parallel Journey: A Developmental Approach to Working with Parents.” During his sessions, Rick will share practical ways to engage parents and promote healthy change in the family. There are several great breakout sessions and planned opportunities to network.

Rick has decades of experience working with families. In his book, An Upward Spiral: A Developmental Approach to Parenting Your Teen, Rick shares practical and helpful suggestions for parents as they work to develop positive communication with their teens. Rick shares stories of his own challenges with parenting his two daughters and throughout the book there are light humored drawings to help bring home a point in the world of parent/teen communications and perceptions.

About Summit Prep

Summit Preparatory School is an accredited private, non-profit, co-ed therapeutic boarding school located on 520 acres near Kalispell, MT. Summit integrates professional therapy and college prep academics within a nurturing and dynamic community that energizes and challenges adolescents to succeed and transform their lives. Grounded in the concepts of the Summit Model, the program focuses on promoting the development of healthy psychological and social skills.

The campus is close to Glacier International Airport (FCA) and is less than an hour from Glacier National Park.