24. Blending Treatment Innovation and Economic Success for Working with Troubled Emerging Adults: The Yellowbrick Model

  1. Chris E. Stout
  1. Jesse Viner,
  2. Laura Viner and
  3. Chris E. Stout

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118089972.ch24

Getting Better at Private Practice

Getting Better at Private Practice

How to Cite

Viner, J., Viner, L. and Stout, C. E. (2012) Blending Treatment Innovation and Economic Success for Working with Troubled Emerging Adults: The Yellowbrick Model, in Getting Better at Private Practice (ed C. E. Stout), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. doi: 10.1002/9781118089972.ch24

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470903988

Online ISBN: 9781118089972

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Keywords:

  • emerging adult;
  • transition into adulthood;
  • Yellowbrick;
  • college;
  • neurobiology;
  • innovative private practice;
  • developmental challenges;
  • identity formation;
  • self-regulation;
  • role transitions;
  • intimate relationships

Summary

These emerging adults often have a complex combination of psychiatric illnesses. Treatment systems are not sufficiently organized or funded for the seriously troubled emerging adult population who, with effective treatment, are capable of becoming independent successful adults. College health services are not able to offer intensive or extended services. Community hospitals are already hard pressed to operate acute care psychiatric units with short-term symptom stabilization aftercare day programs. The emerging adult's needs are approached from an episode-of-illness perspective and a syndrome-specific focus rather than a longitudinal developmental model combining traditional treatments, extended strength-based initiatives, and knowledge from research in the field of neurobiology. This chapter describes an innovative private, physician-owned and -operated psychiatric health care organization whose mission is to provide a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological, and developmental challenges of emerging adults.