Therapeutic Boarding Schools in the USA:

Narratives of Former Students

About the study


The research study aims to gain insight into the experiences, perspectives, and narratives of former therapeutic boarding school students. Therapeutic boarding schools combine educational classes and group 'therapy' work in self-contained residential facilities that run year-round. Therapeutic boarding schools are part of the broadder 'troubled teen industry'.

You can read more about the study in this peer-reviewed publication:
Troubling the ‘troubled teen’ industry: Adult reflections on youth experiences of therapeutic boarding schools.

The study is now closed to new participants


There has been a lot of interest in the study, which is great! The data collection stage has now been completed. Therefore no new participants are being sought at this time. A sincere thank you to everyone who participated.




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