The McLean SouthEast Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program provides intensive, short-term, and highly focused psychiatric care for teens and young adults through age 19 with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
With a length of stay between 10 and 14 days, this insurance-based residential program focuses on stabilizing adolescents in acute crisis.
Our coeducational program, located in Middleborough, Massachusetts, operates in an unlocked setting, maximizing each individual’s responsibility and capacity for self-control. The ART is a voluntary program so patients must be willing to participate in treatment.
We specialize in treating teenagers who are struggling with psychiatric diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Groups and structured activities involve skills training, team building, preparing meals, and recreational therapy. These pursuits enhance daily living skills, build self-mastery and esteem, and provide a sense of autonomy and membership in a community.
Teens and young adults can be referred to the program from any level of care, including crisis care/inpatient, partial hospital, and outpatient.
We offer a full range of services, including assessment and consultation, group therapy, skills training, education, medication evaluation and management, and family therapy. As part of the Nancy and Richard Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the program offers access to care and services throughout McLean Hospital.