For each patient our multidisciplinary expert teamdevelops an individualized plan of care potentially including:
- Comprehensive diagnostic assessment: A thorough review of mental health, physical health and substance use conditions as may be relevant to illness and recovery
- Individual and group verbal therapies: Program staff are highly skilled in goal-oriented individual and group format verbal therapies promoting stabilization and symptom management including: CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders, relapse prevention, psycho-education, treatment adherence, wellness self-management, stress management, anger management, WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), skills training and cognitive remediation.
- Evaluation of risk for self/other harm: These ongoing assessments serve to address risk and promote stabilization and recovery in the community.
- Medication management: An individualized approach to optimize psychiatric medication is a primary goal to help patients rapidly stabilize and maximize recovery, including long acting injectable medications as may be favored by a patient.
- Coordination of medical services: We closely collaborate with other providers, including primary care, specialty consultants and community based practitioners to insure to the delivery of comprehensive integrated care. Whenever indicated, medical and specialty care referrals are facilitated.
- Family psychotherapy and counseling: Participation and support of family and significant others is often a key component of recovery and ongoing stability and is encouraged with emphasis. In the context of patient consent, our program invites family and significant others to actively collaborate with the treatment team and patient.
- Case management: Stressful circumstances often lead to the onset or worsening of psychiatric symptoms. To help patients manage such stress, assistance is actively provided to coordinate effective access to resources pertaining to health benefits, financial, housing and legal concerns, among other needs.
- Discharge planning: As a key component of care, discharge planning is a coordinated effort between the care team, patient, and with their endorsement, concerned others and family to achieve the most appropriate and suitable after-care treatment plan and setting. Optimal discharge planning can help prevent or lessen the need for future hospitalization and maximize wellness and recovery.
Given the treatment focus on stabilization and short-term goals, collaborative discharge planning begins upon program admission. The primary program goal is restoration of well-being consistent with less intensive care needs as soon as possible. This may involve return to previous provider or referral to new care arrangements as developed and implemented by the care team.