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Recreation Therapy

Recreation Therapy

Recreation Therapy

Our programming is based on the Leisure and Well-Being Model which is a strengths-based model to help our residents learn necessary attitudes and skills to overcome the challenges they face in life.

Our daily groups and community outings are focused on teaching and practicing life skills and attitudes through play and fun, educational activities. The program has elements of important life skills within these activities such as potential for leadership, good sportsmanship, distress tolerance, as well as working as a team interdependently.

Daily Recreation Therapy Group

Recreation Therapy groups are held daily. Groups are facilitated by licensed RT’s and on weekends an experienced activity coordinator. These groups are an opportunity for our residents to experientially practice life skills through play such as leadership, good sportsmanship, distress tolerance, as well as working as a team interdependently.

Community Reintegration

Weekly outings focus on leisure awareness and community integration. Popular activities include hiking in the nearby Wasatch Mountains, visiting museums, attending sporting events or trying out a new local restaurant. Each trip has a purpose as it helps residents identify their objectives while socializing with peers. Examples of activities include:

  • Lake or water sports
  • Ropes course
  • Snowboarding
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Pet therapy

Fitness Program

We incorporate physical fitness into our programming through groups, outings, outdoor physical recreation.

Community Outreach Program

Residents are given the opportunity to give back to the community and learn the importance of helping others in need. Service opportunities include:

  • Working at the local food pantry
  • Giving service at the local animal shelter

Vocational Program

Residents have the opportunity to experience and learn real life vocational skills such as going through the job application process, completing a job interview, clocking in and out at work, getting a paycheck, and going through employee evaluations. All youth employees are mentored by our on–site job coach, who instructs and encourages them through each stage of the program.

Vocational opportunities/jobs may include:

  • Working as a teacher’s assistant in various classrooms
  • Working in the school store
  • Working in the school library
  • Individual career planning

We Change Lives

Call 801-299-5383 to learn about admissions to Benchmark Behavioral Health. Our referral staff is available to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.