Behind the Scenes: 2021 T3 Summit Fosters Embark Culture, Camaraderie, Consistency

The Embark Treatment Approach is a familiar concept to many of Embark Behavioral Health’s clients and partners. It doesn’t matter which facility, program, or staff you work with, you’ll find that Embark embraces a consistent foundation of essential treatment components, including CASA Developmental FrameworkExperiential Therapy, and SMART Recovery

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One way Embark creates a consistent foundation is through our annual “Train the Trainer” Summit – or the T3 Summit. The T3 Summit is an essential part of cultivating Embark’s culture of caring. In addition, it helps us maintain consistently high standards in implementing the Embark Treatment Approach throughout the organization, ultimately benefiting how we serve our clients.  

This year’s highly anticipated event included 24 leading practitioners from across the Embark network who traveled to Phoenix to attend. Participants with different backgrounds and expertise, from clinical directors to therapists, came together and shared an enthusiasm for training and discussing the latest behavioral healthcare knowledge. After this training, Embark’s trainers then move on to onboard new staff and facilitate a full, 16-hour new training every year at their respective programs.   

Top experts within the organization shared knowledge and training in the Embark Treatment Approach.  Those individuals include John Stewart (CEO of New Haven), who trained on Experiential treatment; Dustin Tibbitts (Embark Division President), who trained on Systems theory and treatment; Jake Sparks (Embark Treatment Director), who trained on Outcomes; and Rob Gent (Chief Clinical Officer), who trained on Development and the role of relationships.  In addition, the keynote speaker was Embark CEO Alex Stavros, who pulled all these concepts together by sharing his view of the organization’s Culture, Vision, and Strategy.  

As important as the new knowledge that the trainers left with was the warm camaraderie of the event. Many attendees felt energized and excited to share their new knowledge when they returned to their program teams.

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Embark Behavioral Health is a leading network of outpatient centers and residential programs offering premier mental health treatment for preteens, teens, and young adults. Dedicated to its big mission of reversing the trends of teen and young adult anxiety, depression, and suicide by 2028, Embark offers a robust continuum of care with different levels of service and programming; has a deep legacy of over 25 years serving youths; works with families to adjust treatment in real time to improve results; treats the entire family using an evidence-supported approach; and offers the highest levels of quality care and safety standards. For more information about Embark or its treatment programs, including virtual services, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), therapeutic day treatment programs, also known as partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), residential treatment, and outdoor therapy, visit