Tamarack views the family as a key member of our treatment team. You know your child better than anyone, and it is important that we gain the insights and experiences you have with your child and incorporate those into our treatment plan. Parents have their own section on your child’s treatment plan to ensure that your voice is being heard and that your opinions are being recognized. Each resident is assigned a Family Specialist at the time of admission; this staff follows the child till discharge. This gives the parents a point of contact regarding the child and their progress.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a system of therapy originally developed to treat persons with borderline personality disorder (BPD) by Marsha M. Linehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington. DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioral...

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The Involuntary Treatment Act

What is the Involuntary Treatment Act? Washington State’s Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) permits individuals to be committed by a court order to a mental hospital or institution; this is done against their will and for a limited period of time. Involuntary civil...

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A Bit of History

The beginning Tamarack Center began providing services in 1984. The Center opened with the capacity to serve 10 CLIP (Children’s Long-term Inpatient Program) referred youth. In 1991 the Center increased capacity to 11 beds when the Division of Mental Health agreed to...

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Family Satisfaction Survey

Results of 2018 Survey A family satisfaction survey was conducted in February 2018 with eleven responses received from families. Below are the results of the average scores for the responses, the scores are based on a five point rating scale with 1 representing “poor”...

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A Word from Our Director, Tim Davis

Tamarack Center is a youth treatment center in Spokane Washington focused on teens with psychiatric disorders in a controlled residential center. Tamarack is a viable solution for youth in need.

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