Clearfork Academy is a faith-based facility in Fort Worth, Texas. It offers structured residential treatment for teenage boys between the ages of 13 and 17. Treatment includes dual diagnosis support, continued education and a variety of therapeutic approaches through individual and group settings, all of which are provided by experienced clinical and medical staff.
Accommodations and Food
The residential campus sits on over 22 acres of land in a quiet area of town. The one-story stone facility has three bedrooms that accommodate three to six clients per room totaling 24 beds. Every client has a twin bed, dresser and nightstand. There are three bathrooms throughout that are shared and maintained by the residents, and other common rooms include a living room with TV, sitting room with fireplace, kitchen with breakfast nook and counter space for sitting, and adjacent dining room. There is plenty of outdoor space and beautiful views surrounding the property, and the back patio is shaded and features rocking and lounge chairs and pool.
All meals are prepared on site by kitchen staff from a set, nutritious menu.
Treatment and Staff
A typical day at Clearfork includes devotional, both group and individual therapy and academics. Generally the first half of the day is broken up by life skills training and process groups, with the afternoon reserved for psychoeducation, recreational therapy, experiential groups, and relapse prevention. The program is very strongly rooted in their Christian values, and though they are open to all faiths, clients have to prepare for a primarily Christian oriented curriculum.
The treatment tracks are usually 90 days in length, which allows plenty of time to focus on continuing education, which takes up three to five hours a day on average. There is a focus on co-occurring disorders at Clearfork and in addition to the CDC on staff, there are MDs who are able to offer medication management if needed. The variety of therapeutic approaches include CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI) Family Systems Therapy and traditional talk therapy. Common behavioral issues are addressed that are specific to that age group, like aggression, acceptance, bullying or acting out in impulsive and defiant ways.
Clearfork was founded by Austin Davis, who in addition to being an LPC is also a Pastor. He is joined by psychologists and psychiatrists as well.
Additionally, there are a variety of holistic methods offered, like equine therapy, art and music therapy, and adventure therapy.
There is a ropes course on the campus that utilized for therapeutic purposes. There is also a daily morning workout that’s lead by instructors. These are usually in the form of team sports or hiking and jogging.
Family therapy is an essential component of success at Clear Fork, and a weekend family program is offered along with events and conferences.
The very specific treatment offered at Clearfork is geared towards an age group in young men that can often be tricky to navigate. Add on the burden of an addiction or co-occurring disorder and it’s easy to see how things can get out of hand. The treatment is thorough, however, as previously mentioned, if one doesn’t follow the Christian faith, it may take some getting used to at the beginning.
7820 Hanger Cut Off
Fort Worth, TX 76135
Clearfork Academy Cost: Call facility for details; accepts some insurance. Reach Clearfork Academy by phone at (817) 382-8463. Find Clearfork Academy on Facebook
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