Prairie View’s Turning Point Names New Clinical Director

July 14, 2020

NEWTON, Kan. (July 14, 2020) – Prairie View has named Matthew Schrader, MS, LCP, as Clinical Director for Turning Point, a psychiatric residential treatment facility serving children and adolescents 10-17 years of age, located at 1901 E. First St., Newton.

Schrader has been a Prairie View employee for 15 years, serving as a licensed clinical psychotherapist, and most recently as a clinical supervisor of other outpatient therapists. He has primarily been based in Prairie View’s McPherson office. He has also served as Community Based Services director for Marion County.

As Clinical Director of Turning Point, Schrader will oversee the clinical programming to ensure children and adolescents receive the most appropriate and up-to-date therapeutic interventions. 

“I see this step as a professional progression that will allow me to apply my 25 years of outpatient training and experience with patients who present with similar issues to those children and families needing a higher level of care in the residential setting.” 

Turning Point provides targeted mental health services guided by a comprehensive treatment plan to restore and/or develop the youth’s functioning and life skills in identified areas. Common treatment areas addressed include trauma issues, harm to self or others, emotional regulation, sexually inappropriate acting out and disruptive behavior disorders. Turning Point offers a comprehensive array of treatment options: trauma-informed therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, art therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), therapeutic drumming, use of Prairie View’s Adventure Course and access to sexual health therapy services.

“I greatly enjoy providing direct service to children and their families and have extensive experience collaborating with community partners and referral sources in order to achieve the best outcomes for the children we serve,” says Schrader. “I especially enjoy the teaching and collaborative aspects of working with high-needs children, and this new role provides the opportunity to work with our dedicated mental health workers and other treatment staff to best meet our residents’ needs.”

For more information about Turning Point, please call Prairie View at 800-992-6292.