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Lava Heights Academy supports the American Psychological Association (APA) by promoting their website.  The American Psychological Association website is packed with relevant information, practical directory of service providers, educational resources, and most importantly concise and succinct organization of life saving information.  Based in Washington, D.C., the American Psychological Association is a longstanding professional organization that represents psychological understanding and advancement throughout the world. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives, and to:


The American Psychological Association aspires to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science, serving as:


  • A uniting force for the discipline
  • The major catalyst for the stimulation, growth and dissemination of psychological science and practice
  • The primary resource for all psychologists
  • The premier innovator in the education, development, and training of psychological scientists, practitioners and educators
  • The leading advocate for psychological knowledge and practice informing policy makers and the public to improve public policy and daily living
  • A principal leader and global partner promoting psychological knowledge and methods to facilitate the resolution of personal, societal and global challenges in diverse, multicultural and international contexts
  • An effective champion of the application of psychology to promote human rights, health, well being and dignity


 The American Psychological Association commits to its vision through a mission based upon the following values:


  • Continual Pursuit of Excellence
  • Knowledge and Application Based on Methods of Science
  • Outstanding Service to Its Members and to Society
  • Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Ethical Action in All That We Do


 APA seeks to advance psychology as a science, a profession, and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare. We do this by:


  • Encouraging the development and application of psychology in the broadest manner
  • Promoting research in psychology, the improvement of research methods and conditions, and the application of research findings
  • Improving the qualifications and usefulness of psychologists by establishing high standards of ethics, conduct, education, and achievement
  • Increasing and disseminating psychological knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, and publications

Behavioral Health


Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Education Consultants/Mental Health

Intensive Outpatient Programs
Mental Health Counselor/Therapists
Kid is being worked with “at home”, local therapy. They want their client back

Focus on: (referral based)
Mental Health personnel
Educational Consultants

IOP patients

Addiction Treatment

Types: NTAAP - NAADAC - Foundations


Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
12 step programs
Celebrate Recovery

Sober Living/IOP:


Focus on:
Mental Health facilities

Mental Health

Types: APA

911/Emergency: immediate crisis

Stabilization: up to 28 days

Psych Stay: 1-2 months

Structured Living:


Focus on:
Guidance Counselors
Public Professionals