Bernalillo Academy focuses on behavioral change through dynamic approaches to treatment:   We utilize a strengths-based model that focuses on learning, practicing and generalizing these skills into more natural environments.  We develop individualized treatment programs that are based on best practice for every child.  Treatment approaches may include:

  • Individualized, Group and Family Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Therapies and milieu
  • Equine Therapy
  • Intensive Psychiatric Care
  • Social Skills Teaching
  • Self-Management Training
  • Applied Behavior Analysis-Based Therapies (ABA)
  • Verbal Behavior Programs
  • Pet Therapy
  • Feeding Programs
  • Toileting Programs
  • Parent Training
  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Educational services are individualized for each child by  licensed and certified Special Education teachers and are provided on-site at Bernalillo Academy.


  • 1:1 student to staff ratio as needed
  • Masters level clinicians provide individual, group, and family therapy
  • RNs and LPNs provide nursing care with 24-hour nursing supervision
  • Behavioral staff develop and implement Behavior Support Plans and are supervised by a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA)