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This program is one that FamilyLight sm intends to review online.  We are waiting for the program to return the questionnaire we have developed so we can be most thorough.  However, the Prescription Plan (c) at San Marcos is one area of the program that we expect to review very favorably (not intending to imply that other areas of the program will be reviewed unfavorably). 

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FamilyLightsm is an educational consulting firm specializing in work with families with a young person with behavioral, emotional or psychological difficulties.  We offer in-depth personal guidance to families on a fee basis and free guidance on the internet. FamilyLightsm attempts to be fully objective and accepts no advertising nor referral fees.

San Marcos Treatment Center is owned and operated by Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.

Most of our contact with San Marcos and most of San Marcos's contact with privately financed clients is through the Prescription Plan.  It is for that reason that our comments are focused on that offering.  Tom Croke, our consultant says, "If I had a teen-age son with serious psychiatric problems and we needed an evaluation, I would want Dr. Jay Rust, clinical director at San Marcos, to be his doctor."  We believe that is a pretty strong endorsement. 

We will expand this review upon receipt of a questionnaire response.

While you wait for us to present a more complete review, please look around this website.  Look at our Guidelines -- a fairly comprehensive statement of what we believe quality is all about.  If you come to a search and planning process with limited experience, this is an opportunity for you to find some principles to measure schools and programs against.

Keep coming back to see the updates. Look at "What's New" (Announcements).  In spring of 2009 we expect to have returns from schools, programs, and related organizations published, giving deeper insight into these than has ever been available on the web before. 

Current Introduction to Review of San Marcos Treatment Center

Official Website of San Marcos Treatment Center

San Marcos Treatment Center Section of Corporate Website

Detail of Prescription Plan (c) from the Official Website of San Marcos Treatment Center

Return to Individual Schools and Programs Index

Psychiatric Solutions (Parent Company)

Insight into San Marcos Treatment Center from Woodbury Reports

Feedback is invited. We will publish any feedback in good taste. Email

Disclaimer: No  program review, no matter how positive, is a blanket endorsement. No criticism is a blanket condemnation.  When we express our level of confidence in a school or program, that is our subjective opinion with which others might reasonably disagree.  When we assert something as fact, we have done our best to be accurate, but we cannot guarantee that all of our information is accurate and up to date. When we address compliance with our guidelines, you need to remember that these are only OUR guidelines -- not guidelines from an official source.  We have also set the bar very high, and do not expect any school or program to be in total compliance.  It is not appropriate to draw a conclusion of impropriety (or even failure to live up to conventional wisdom) from our lack of confidence in a school or program or from less than perfect conformity to our guidelines.  Some will say we expect too much. Readers are responsible for verifying accuracy of information supplied here prior to acting upon it. We are not responsible for inaccuracies.

Last updated  4-27-09; adjustments as this moved to archive status occured on 1-20-2014

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