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« on: September 24, 2007, 07:40:00 PM »
Does anyone have any information about Gateway Academy in Salt Lake City or Draper Utah, or about Melissa Hickman, Julie Barbero, Karen Flynn, or Jeffrey Hintze?
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2007, 09:15:30 PM »
Do you have any information on the kid's name or where in Canada they came from?
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2007, 05:59:33 PM »
Gateway Academy

(Residential Treatment Center)
   
     

Gender:    Males Only    Phone:    (801) 463-7888
Ages:    14-17    

   

Grades:    8 to 12    Fax:    (801) 463-7030
Enrollment:    40    Email:    www.GatewayAcademy.net
Founded:    2002         
          Admission Contact:    Melissa Hickman, LCSW
Address:    2487 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106    Executive Contact:    Julie Brown, LCSW
     
               
 

Gateway Academy is a residential program designed to give young men every advantage in their transition back to family, relationships and life. Gateway Academy is resolute that each young man receives an individualized balance of intense therapy, accredited schooling and recreational ventures. Parents can rest assured that their son is learning to create a life where he feels worthwhile, connected and in control.

Gateway Academy has two homes: a 16-bed Victorian home, and a 24-bed Ranch style home. Each home is intentionally small in size so as to impact each young man on a rare and individual level. Gateway Academy serves boys ages 14 to 17 struggling with depression, anxiety, oppositional behaviors, impulsivity and attention problems, social problems, diminished self-esteem, substance abuse difficulties at home, relationship problems, identity and developmental issues academic deficits and other comparable difficulties. Young men with these issues are mentored in personal, social and intellectual development.

Gateway Academy’s intensive treatment and recreational program is run by highly credentialed clinicians that 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. These groups include: Adolescent Male Development, Trauma Resolution, Anxiety and Depression, Substance Abuse, Competency and Skill Development, and Transition. Additionally, Gateway Academy utilizes an integrated recreational and wilderness approach to provide a well-rounded cognitive, emotional, and physical growth experience. Each young man is also provided on-site psychiatric services as needed. Gateway Academy also offers a fully accredited individualized education program structured to assist each youth to attain their academic potential. The academic program is administered by Woodland Hills School and is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. The therapeutic and academic components are augmented by community service projects, independent living skills, community resource networking, and a fine arts program.
     
Individual Psychotherapy Available:    Yes
Accreditation, Licensure, Approval:   State of Utah, Office of Licensing, Department of Human Services, Residential Treatment; Northwest Association of Accredited Schools through Woodland Hills School
Professional Affiliations:   NATSAP-Full Member
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2007, 06:18:08 PM »
Is Gateway Academy one of the bad boarding schools?
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2007, 06:20:25 PM »
Our Team
     

Part of Gateway’s uniqueness, flexibility and commitment to excellence stems from the fact that Gateway continues to be operated and directed by its founders: Melissa Hickman, Julie Barbero, Julie Brown, M. Michelle Gourley and Karen Flynn. These owners have served youth in need for over 20 years. Gateway’s continuing development as a state-of-the-art treatment provider is of paramount importance to the owners and the committed staff they have assembled. Gateway’s staff is highly trained, dedicated, experienced and fully licensed and/or certified. Additionally, Gateway has an onsite Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists who meet with each youth one to four times per month as needed, as well as onsite Registered Nurses.
The entire treatment team meets and reviews each youth’s progress every week in order to tailor treatment interventions to each youth’s individual needs and abilities. The clinical and medical teams meet an additional time each week to review every youth’s progress and treatment objectives.
               
     Administrative Team
               
     
Julie Brown, LCSW
     Administrative Director and Co-Owner
   - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- 20 years adolescent Residential Treatment experience
- Program Manager over 6 adolescent residential mental health units
- Adolescent clinician
- Substance abuse program developer/ therapist
- Gender-specific trainer/clinician
- Behavior de-escalation (MANDT) trainer
- School Liaison for youth residential treatment center
- Adjunct Faculty/Clinical Supervisor University of Utah and Westminster   College
               
Claudia Reese, SSW, M.Ed.
     Program Administer
   - Educational Counselor and Social Worker
- 9 years adolescent Residential Treatment experience
- 2 years educational counseling experience
- Specialized sensitivity training for families and youth
- Gender specific training
- Supervised Individual Education Plan (IEP) conferences
- Student Educational Occupational Planning (SEOP’s)
- Experience in high school accreditation review process
               
Clinical Team
 
Julie Barbero, LCSW
     Clinical Director and Co-Owner
   - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- 17 years adolescent Residential Treatment experience
- Specializes in treating adolescents and their families
- Gender-specific clinician/trainer
- Adolescent substance abuse therapist
- Past Director over 3 adolescent psychiatric hospital units
- Trainer in best practice guidelines and effective treatment strategies
- Adjunct faculty/Clinical Supervisor University of Utah graduate   students
               
Susan M. Curtis, LPC
     Primary Therapist
   - Masters in counseling psychology
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Residential Clinician
- 11 years adolescent treatment experience
- 5 years adolescent Residential Treatment experience
- Expertise in treating adolescent trauma, substance abuse, teen   parenting and independent living issues
- Gender-specific clinician
- Worked on state wide research project focused on adolescent suicide
               
Mark X. Dunn, LSAC, CPC-I
     Primary Therapist
   - Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor
- Certified Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor
- 17 years adolescent Residential Treatment experience
- Expertise in working with adolescent dynamics and family systems
- Developer of addictions treatment program based on adolescent
  developmental milestones
- Developer of programming, policy, research and development of   adolescent residential treatment center
- Masters in Counseling
- BA in Psychology
               
Emily Faber, MSW, CSW
     Primary Therapist
   - Masters in Social Work
- Clinical Social Worker
- 4 years adolescent Wilderness treatment experience
- 3 years Residential Treatment center experience
- Expertise in treating adolescents and their families
- Outreach Counselor with at-risk families and youth
- Counselor and Case Manager for adults with developmental disability
- Structured Studies in India focused on the self-soothing techniques of
  meditation and yoga
               
Jeffery R. Hintze, Ph.D, LPC
     Primary Therapist
     - Masters in Counseling Psychology
- Doctorate in General Psychology
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- 20 years experience working with adolescents
- Adolescent Substance Abuse Therapist
- Expertise in treating adolescents and their families with substance   abuse problems
- Expertise in treating adolescents with depression, anxiety, oppositional   defiance, and dual diagnoses
- Expertise in working with parent-child relationship issues
- Previously an Executive Director for a residential treatment facility
- Member of psychological Chi Sigma Lota honor society
               
Stokes Smith, LSAC, MSW Intern
     Substance Abuse Counselor
     - Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor
- Master of Social Work Intern
- 15 years adolescent Wilderness/Residential Treatment experience
- Implemented Substance Abuse counseling component for Residential
  Treatment
- Expertise in treating adolescents and their families in Substance Abuse
- Residential Treatment Line Staff/Substance Abuse Counselor
- Wilderness Guide Counselor
- Positive Control Systems Instructor
- Institute of Change PRN Clinician
- Inn Care PRN Clinician
- Bachelors of Social Work
               
Clinical Consultation and Assessment Team
 
M. Michelle Gourley, MFT, LCSW, JD
     Assessment and Consultation Director and Co-Owner
     - Masters in Social Work, Masters in Marriage &Family Therapy, Juris   Doctorate
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- 22 years Residential Treatment experience
- Specializes in treating adolescents and their families
- Developer, Director and clinician for Residential Treatment of youth   who engage in sexual misconduct
- Forensic evaluator and assessor for the State of Utah Judiciary
- National and State Certification as sex-specific clinician
- National Trainer/Consultant juvenile sex-specific therapy, sex abuse,
  trauma and adolescent developmental treatment techniques
- Consultant/Clinician for an adolescent day treatment substance abuse
  program
- Expertise in structured experiential and psychodrama therapy   techniques
- Adjunct Faculty/Clinical Supervisor Brigham Young University and   University of Utah graduate students
- Attorney specializing in juvenile, family and mental health law
               
Academic Team
 
Woodland Hills School www.woodland-hills.com
     Tara Sinquefield, Program Director
Jamie Brough, SPED Coordinator
Joyce Hansen, Principal
          - Expertise in academic curriculum tailored to individual needs/learning   styles
- Integrates scholastic performance with character development
- Creates structured programs for continual educational support and   guidance
- Emphasizes improved self-esteem, organization skills and heightened
  self-awareness
- Encourages independent thinking and self-reliance
- Examines underlying issues that interfere with academic performance
               
Outdoor Recreation Team
 
Tom Zimmer, MS
     Outdoor Recreation Manager
   - Master of Science in Recreation
- Ph.D. Candidate
- 10 years experience instructing/guiding mountaineering adventures,
  whitewater rafting, mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, backcountry   skiing
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Member Ski Patrol
- Certified in Avalanche 1 and 2 training
- Certified in Swift Water Rescue
- Certified in CPR
               
Psychiatric / Medical Team
 
Arden L. Weintraub, M.D.
     Medical Director
   - Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
- 20 years experience practicing child and adolescent psychiatry
- 18 years of experience treating troubled youth in residential settings
- Graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1981
- Internship in Pediatrics
- Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Utah
  and Primary Children’s Medical Center
- Clinical instructor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University   of Utah School of Medicine
- Honored for teacher of the year award for 2001-2002 at the   University of Utah School of Medicine in Child and Adolescent   Psychiatry
               
Rachel Weir, M.D.
     Associate Medical Director
           - Board Certified in General Psychiatry
- Board Eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Medical Degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin
- Completed residency training in General Psychiatry at the University of   Utah
- Completed fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the
  University of Utah
- Served as Chief Resident for General Psychiatry and Child and   Adolescent Psychiatry programs
- Honored with the Outstanding Resident Service Award and Outstanding   Senior Resident Award during residency training
               
Judy McCormick, RN
     Registered Nurse
          - 18 years of pediatric, adolescent, psychiatric nursing experience
- Nurse Manager for children’s unit
- Specialty in Infection Control and Diseases Nursing
- Medical surgery experience
               
RaeAnna Kirk, RN, BSN
     Registered Nurse
          - 10 years of psychiatric, pediatric and home health nursing experience
- Experienced in adolescent psychiatry
- Nursing Director for residential treatment facility
               
Admissions Team
 
Melissa Hickman, LCSW
     Admissions Director and Co- Owner
   - 20 years combined Residential Treatment, private therapist experience
- Specializes in treating adolescents and their families
- Clinical director of adolescent treatment program
- Therapist in a wilderness program
- Substance abuse therapist for out-patient adolescent program
- Developer/Clinician of residential program for youth completing   wilderness
               
Kathryn Ellison, BS
     Admissions Assistant
   - Bachelor in Family Science
- Supervisor for Residential Treatment center
- Staff for Residential Treatment center
- Group Facilitator with adolescents
- Worked in Romanian orphanage with special needs children
               
Business and Finance Team
 
Karen Flynn, JD
     Business Director and Co-Owner
   - 16 years licensed member of the Utah State Bar
- Director of the Office of Administrative Hearings, Department of   Human Services, State of Utah
- Experienced in office budgeting, business practices and policies and   staffing
- Administrative Law Judge, Department of Human Services, State of  Utah, specializing in family law and adolescent issues
- Managing Attorney, the Guardian Ad Litem’s Office, State of Utah,  representing adolescents within the jurisdiction of the Utah Courts
- Developed Utah Juvenile Court substance abuse prevention and   treatment model
- Practicing Attorney with national firms based in Philadelphia and  California, specializing in business litigation, transactions and financing
- Law Clerk, U.S. Federal District Courts, State of Utah
               
Patricia Benn
     Financial Manager
          - Masters of Organization Behavior
- Bachelors of Sociology
- Master Program Licensed Professional Counselor
- Trainer and developer for national finance company
- Specializing in financial organizational and implementation for business   entities
- Experienced in office budgeting, business practices/policies, and   staffing
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2007, 06:53:15 PM »
If the program is located in Utah, it is probably fucked up. Utah has to be the epicenter of the world for fucked up boarding schools.
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007, 05:44:58 PM »
Gateway Academy charges $10,000 per month and has barely qualified people, some of whom appear not to be licensed. As programs go, it probably looks the best, but figure your kid is going to spend 99% of his time with ski bums who are just there for the minimum wage job while they ski.

As far as any real therapy going on, you have to be joking. It is a Gulag, just like all the other Gulags.
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2007, 05:33:50 AM »
Gateway survivor here... I can basically confirm everything being said. 'Staff' at Gateway have pretty much no training whatsoever, my therapist, one Jeff Hintze, was fired for reasons unknown to me (but.. Fired. From a job as a program therapist. You have to try pretty hard for that), et al. It was standard program fare, more or less. They were VERY heavy on the 1984 aspects - largely in turning 'students' against each other.. the only way to advance was to 'hold boundaries', which was a not-so-nice way of saying play Thought Police.

A major note I think might be worth pointing out, though, is that they were also very much offenders of the program tendency to take people with completely unrelated problems (or none at all) and put them in the same mold. The bit about 'specialized groups' is bullshit. Their groups basically consisted of daily indoctrination (or, if there was any dirt they could use, bringing up private problems to be attacked by the more thoroughly brainwashed kids, another characteristic tactic). But getting to the point... all the references to the 'young men' in their very Newspeak descriptor?

I'm a transitioning MtF transsexual.

Part of the plan as prescribed by my none too supportive parents seemed to be to use this as an opportunity to shit on me whenever possible. I was, as if being there wasn't alienating enough, forced to go by my birth name, threatened upon trying to even note that hey-there's-a-mistake-here and then accused of 'isolating' when I got more depressed than I'd already been as a result. Of course, it was my fault for being transsexual in the first place.

I'd prefer not to dredge up too much more.. I'm still trying to block out the memories. But in the hopes that I can be of some help... I noticed the reference to a kid from Canada. He was a friend of mine, the other least-brainwashed there... I remember that he was trying to get in touch with an embassy, as under Canadian law he was of age and couldn't be held there - not that they cared, of course. I don't know if what I remember about him would be enough to help if someone's trying to find him, but drop me a line if so. I'll do whatever I can.

Anyway, um.. yeah, that's Gateway in a nutshell. Standard NATSAP torture facility with a flair for dragging stays out to milk more money and incompetent staffers with control issues. Any other questions, i'll try to answer them as they come.

Cheers,
Lain
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Very soon now the drug will cause the subject to experience a deathlike paralysis together with deep feelings of terror and helplessness. One of our earlier test subjects described it as being like death. A sense of stifling and drowning.
And it is during this period that we have found the subject will make his most rewarding associations between his catastrophic experience and involvement with the violence he sees.

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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2007, 07:36:19 AM »
You are gonna love meeting Try Another Castle and welcome to fornits.
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Re: Gateway Academy Salt Lake City Utah
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2009, 09:59:38 AM »
adolescent residential treatment

Yes the treatment are very effective for kids and and parents are preferring the adolescent residential treatment nowadays visit the site for more information http://http://www.residentialtreatment411.com
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Re: Gateway Academy Salt Lake City Utah
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2009, 11:12:54 AM »
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adolescent residential treatment

Yes the treatment are very effective for kids and and parents are preferring the adolescent residential treatment nowadays visit the site for more information http://http://www.residentialtreatment411.com
The above noted post is blatant program spam. Source would appear to be the Baisden family. Clicking on the website link brings you to a marketing site for Turning Winds Academic Institute.

From the Turning Winds thread:

    In December of 2003, John Baisden's enterprise was called Turning Winds/Family Solutions Network, Inc. and he was now based in Hayden, Idaho. He or another member of his family "purchased all of the Ryan Kohler's EMS sites under the name of Family Help 411, Inc."

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    Re: Gateway Academy Salt Lake City Utah
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    Re: Gateway Academy Salt Lake City Utah
    « Reply #14 on: June 02, 2010, 10:44:46 AM »
    Wait, you sent your kid to this shithole and you're actually going to get on here and complain about the fucking money you lost?!

    And then you're going to just ship him off to another, presumably similar, shithole based on some Potemkin-village tours?

    What the fuck is wrong with you?  Are you honestly looking for sympathy for doing this? The only thing you deserve is buckshot to the back of the head.
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