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Specialized Therapeutic Treatment Program for Boys

Sundance Canyon Academy

Our Therapeutic Treatment Program

  • Our campus is strategically located minutes from Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah
  • Licensed with the Utah Department of Human Services
  • Licensed in 2007 as a Residential Treatment Center
  • Academic & Therapeutic services for boys ages 13-17 years
  • 6-9 month average length-of-stay
  • Weekly progress reports and consultations
  • Established parent advocacy groups and treatment teams
  • Professional testing and assessments

  • Family weekends
  • Staff secured facility
  • 8-10 hours of therapeutic interventions per student per week
  • Ph.D. and Masters level therapists and teachers
  • Psychiatric and medical services provided
  • Recreation therapy/outdoor education program
  • Music therapy program
  • Culinary Arts program

Thank you for your guidance, friendship, and love towards our son. We’ll never forget you!
Scott E., CA

Empathy and attunement
These are the most powerful agents of change.If your child feels that we 'understand' him, and can actually 'feel' what he is going through, then he may 'believe' he is worth the effort we put forth in his behalf. This creates an experience that allows the relationship to be the ...
These are the most powerful agents of change.If your child feels that we 'understand' him, and can actually 'feel' what he is going through, then he may 'believe' he is worth the effort we put forth in his behalf. This creates an experience that allows the relationship to be the ...

Our 7 keys for Success

Our 7 keys for success are based on years of replicated studies and systemic outcomes.
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Therapy

Increases emotional aptitude through specific therapeutic approaches and considerations including; identity, communication, and commitment.

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Education

Improves confidence and increases optimism through achieving academic needs and goals, thereby contributing to present and future successes. Learning becomes a ‘Life-long’ endeavor.

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Nutrition

Plays a key role in health and wellbeing and self-management.

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Recreation

Provides opportunities for team building, competition, and acquiring new skills.

service

Service

Builds empathy by putting others before self.

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Life Skills

Furthers independence through the development of practical skills and passion. Competence and maturity enhances one’s ability to navigate life’s obstacles and promotes interpersonal relationships, negotiation, and community involvement.

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Transition

Aids anticipation and appreciation for the ‘next steps’ and opportunities now and in the future.

Our Process

We begin with the end in mind

All aspects of our program are designed specifically for the best outcomes and success of our students and their families. To provide that ‘environment of change’ parental participation is paramount. As these elements come together, students who would otherwise need two or three programs can move through their growth process – from treatment to transition back home or college – all at Sundance Canyon, quickly, effectively, and affordably.


Sundance Canyon Academy

Sundance Canyon Academy is a 16-bed contemporary home, where all of our students arrive for orientation, assessment and treatment planning. Students complete levels 1-4 on this phase.


Professional and credentialed

Clinicians and staff ensure the disciplines of academics, therapy and experiential activities are dynamically integrated. Specifically, each young man receives weekly individual and family therapy, as well as daily specialized groups according to their individual needs and emphasizes the WHYTRY Model. These groups include: Adolescent Male Development, Trauma Resolution, Anxiety and Depression, Information Processing Skills, Drug and Alcohol, Adoption and Attachment. Each student is also provided psychiatric services as needed.

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What Makes Us Different

Than Other Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Residential Treatment Centers


Sundance Canyon Academy is a licensed, residential treatment program that utilizes a highly specialized, therapeutic approach in treating young men (13-17) whose lives are jeopardized by emotional and behavioral issues.

“Thank you for helping to change the life of our son and our family.
Our deepest appreciation,”
Lisa Z., AZ

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