Therapeutic Pathway

Over the course of treatment at CASA House there is the opportunity for adolescents to experience themselves as competent and successful by achieving objectives in each phase of the program.  


Intake and Initial Phase

  • Parents/guardians follow up with their adolescent’s community therapist and psychiatrist.
  • Adolescent is admitted to CASA House program.  
  • Treatment goals are identified with the adolescent and parents. A treatment plan is created with the CASA House therapist.
  • An academic assessment is completed by the teachers.
  • Parents/guardians work with the Clinical Transition Support Worker to assess needed or required community supports
  • Parents/guardians and adolescents become familiar with the CASA House program rules, schedules, group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, PSG, MFT and allow themselves to become a part of the group. 


Middle Phase

  • Parents/guardians and adolescent actively participate in the different aspects of the CASA House program.
  • The adolescent and family work towards identified treatment plan goals created in the beginning phase.
  • Parents/guardians and adolescents become engaged in therapy.
  • Parents/guardians and adolescents begin to feel more confident to speak in group and approach CASA House staff for individual needs.
  • Parents/guardians and adolescent work on communicating their needs appropriately to each other.
  • There is an increased ability of parents/guardians and the adolescent to manage their individual feelings.
  • Parents/guardians experience an increase in enjoyment in spending time with their adolescent.
  • Adolescent experiences an increase in enjoyment in spending time with their parents/guardians.

Transition Phase

  • A discharge date is set a few weeks prior to discharge with the parents and CASA House team.
  • The family works with the Clinical Transition Support worker to ensure supports are in place
  • There is a transition meeting with teachers from CASA House, Clinical Transition Support worker and teachers of receiving community school.
  • There may be a temporary return to past behaviours (anxiety, denial, grief, anger) which is normal when the anxiety of discharge is near.
  • There is relief and a sense of accomplishment and resolution of some of the issues is felt by the parents/guardians and adolescent.
  • Discharge from the CASA House program. 


Post discharge from CASA House Phase

  • Parent/guardian and their adolescent have one Follow-Up appointment with CASA House therapist and/or psychiatrist after discharge.
  • Clinical Transition Support Worker stays involved with family two month post discharge from CASA House program.