Intermountain - Caring Solutions, Strong Families, Healthy Communities

It’s So Simple: The Developmental-Relational Model

By Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, PhD, Clinical Director Our treatment model at Intermountain is termed “developmental-relational.”   We seek to understand children’s behavior–even their most outlandish behavior–as expressing a developmental need.  That need may be for reassurance, for closeness, for attunement, for safety, for security, for specialness, for boundaries, for predictability, for being heard.   The healing way to … Read more

Intermountain’s 6th Annual Summer Roundup – A Night for Success Stories

Last month, more than 300 guests from across Montana celebrated the children, youth and families of the Flathead Valley at Intermountain’s 6th annual Summer Roundup.  Co-chairs Tom and Katie Brown (pictured) emceed the event while local talent, The Fetveit Brothers, entertained the crowd. The theme for the evening was “family” and that was reflected through … Read more

Back to School – Those Dreaded Words!

By Justin Murgel, Chief Business Officer Intermountain The sound of the bell, the smell of the chalk dust, the wide-eyed look on every face–this time of year generates excitement for everybody as children return to school in their new school clothes with their shiny, new back packs, ready to take on another school year!  But … Read more

Attachment: Our Template for Life

By Steffani Turner, MSW, LCSW, at Intermountain Attachment is just about as simple as breathing, yet as complex as the cosmos.  Really, it’s true! A while ago I was asked to write about attachment and I thought, “Great!  Easy topic. I eat, sleep and breathe this stuff.” But a month later, I still had only … Read more

Leading by Example

Board Member Su DeBree Setting the Bar For Campaign Success Board gifts provide early leadership, momentum, and credibility for campaigns. Su recently committed her leadership gift, and we wanted to share a little of her background and motivation for her stretch commitment. Based in Helena, Su DeBree is a District Superintendent for the United Methodist … Read more

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