Adult Psychiatric Services
The Adult Psychiatric Program is designed for the treatment of adult patients ages 18 and over with a primary psychiatric diagnosis. Some patients may have a secondary substance abuse diagnosis meeting the criteria for medically supervised inpatient treatment on the dual diagnosis unit.
Four levels of inpatient treatment are provided for patients on the basis of need:
- Short Term Care
- Adult Acute Care
- Adult Intermediate Care
- Older Adult Acute Care
- Older Adult Intermediate Care
- Adult Extended Care
Each inpatient program provides highly structured treatment to meet the individual needs of each patient. Care management ranges from individual and group therapy with medication monitoring and education provided by a multi-disciplinary team led by the psychiatrist.
Areas of Care
- Psychiatric Evaluation Psychiatrist
- Psychosocial Assessment by Social Services Staff
- Nursing Assessment by a Registered Nurse
- History and Physical Exam Physician
- Medical/Surgical Consultation Physician
- Dietary Consultation by a Registered Dietitian
- Psychological Screening and/or Testing Psychologist
- Neuropsychological Evaluation Psychologist
- Therapeutic Recreation by a Recreational Therapist
- Individual/Group Therapy by Social Services Staff
- Continuing Care Planning Treatment Team
Patients are involved in specific therapy groups according to their individual needs and level of care. These may include:
- Daily Community — Facilitated daily by unit staff to enhance the patient’s ability to function in social settings with others. Morning and/or afternoon community meetings are utilized to establish and evaluate goals set by each patient in the acute program.
- Lecture — Facilitated by a nurse, social worker, physician, chaplain or counselor. Lecture topics include medication education, spiritual issues, grief, humor, self-talk, and self-help.
- Process Group — These groups provide an opportunity for patients to give input into their treatment plan, receive feedback from the clinical team, and participate in structured activities related to various didactic groups. Peer review may also provide feedback about patient progress in the various programs.
- Creative Therapy — Designed for patients on a lower functional level who cannot benefit from traditional emotional process or cognitively based groups. This group is experiential in nature.
- Therapeutic Recreation — Is provided by a recreational therapist to provide opportunities for leisure counseling and development of effective life skills.