Model of Care
We treat mental illness from a biological, psychological, and social
perspective. The Mental Wellness Program utilizes a combination of therapeutic interventions including motivational enhancement therapy
(MET), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and reality therapy (RT).
The four treatment stages of the mental wellness program are as follows:
Psychiatric Stabilization and Assessment
Staff physicians provide a medical history and physical examination, comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and medication
recommendations. This stage includes 24-hour nursing and physician and/or nurse practitioner supervision for patient safety in
establishing physical and mental stability.
Treatment Planning and Recommendations
Under the leadership of the attending psychiatrist and/or nurse practitioner, the multidisciplinary treatment team works with the
patient to develop a treatment plan to achieve and maintain mental wellness. The treatment plan identifies a primary diagnosis with
treatment goals, objectives, and a timeline for completion.
Includes daily sessions with the attending psychiatrist and/or nurse practitioner. Program components include daily group
psychotherapy, individual counseling, family therapy, nutritional education, mental health education, substance abuse education,
activity therapy, spirituality sessions, and/or medication education.
Discharge and Continuing Care Planning
The treatment team works with the patient and significant others to determine the next step in the recovery process that will provide
ongoing support and reinforcement. Continuing care options include our partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program,
outpatient medication management, individual therapy, family therapy, 12-step programs as needed, and an alumni support group.