Adult Mental Health Treatment Outline

DepressionWithout question the issues of mental health is major issues facing our society. We are committed to providing highly effective and cost-efficient assessment and treatment for people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives related to the depression, anxiety, bipolar, etc.

Our program is based a broad spectrum of approaches (best practices) designed to treat the whole person. It has been our experience that there is a secondary diagnosis as well that may need which to be addressed while in treatment.

Mental Health Assessment

The first step in the treatment process is to gain a through understanding of the person being treated. Therefore, a qualified behavioral health professional completes an assessment of each person entering treatment. This assessment includes a wide range of psychological tests that provide information about the extent and progression of the mental health concern.

A typical evaluation may include the following components:

  • A clinical interview
  • A psychological/psychometric evaluation
  • A medical evaluation/work-up by an outside PCP
  • The provision of objective feedback to the client
  • The provision of information about the potential eating disorder
  • A written report summarizing the information gained through the assessment process and level of care recommended.

Level of Treatment

Based on the information gathered during the assessment procedures, a decision is made about the level of treatment that best suits the needs of each individual client. In order to accommodate these varying needs, a two level outpatient treatment program has been developed.

All of our clients will be treated over the course of a minimum of six months to 2 year and are introduced and encouraged to participate in community support groups that are appropriate. They will also receive individual and/or family therapy, a long with specific CBT treatment that will address their specific needs. The list below are groups that are available for these clients when is has been recommended by the primary therapist and the clinical director.

CBT/DBT Life Skills Group Therapy (gender specific) – 12 weeks
Grief Group Counseling
Adult Survivors Group Therapy (gender specific) – 24 weeks

In addition to more traditional treatment approaches, the AzBHC has incorporated an aftercare treatment program. It should also be noted that assessment is an ongoing process. At times, as new information becomes available about clients in treatment, it becomes necessary to modify the level of treatment they are receiving. By being flexible and allowing for movement from one level of treatment to another, it is possible to tailor the process of recovery to the unique needs of the individual. Due to the ongoing monitoring that client will also be assessed for a possible higher level of care when appropriate.

Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Outline

Facing our society today is the need for mental health treatment for our young people ranging from age 10 to 18. Since this age range is large it is broken into three major age groups which are 10 to 13, 14 to 16, and 16 to 18. At the Arizona Behavioral Health Center (AzBHC) we are committed to providing highly effective and cost-efficient assessment and treatment for young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives related to the various areas of mental health and substance abuse issues. Our program is based a broad spectrum of approaches (best practices) designed to treat the whole person.

Adolescent Mental Health Evaluation

The first step in the treatment process is to gain a through understanding of the young person being treated. Therefore, a qualified behavioral health professional completes an assessment of each young person entering treatment along with their parent or legal guardian. This assessment includes a wide range of psychological tests that provide information about the extent and progression of the potential mental health issue.

A typical evaluation may include the following components:

    • A clinical interview
    • A psychological/psychometric evaluation
    • A medical evaluation/work-up by an outside PCP if necessary
    • The provision of objective feedback to the client
    • The provision of information about the potential eating disorder
    • A written report summarizing the information gained through the assessment process and level of care recommended.

Level of Treatment

Based on the information gathered during the assessment procedures, a decision is made about the level of treatment that best suits the needs of each individual client. In order to accommodate these varying needs, a two level outpatient treatment program has been developed.

All of our clients will be treated over the course of a minimum of six months to 1 year and are introduced and encouraged to participate in community support groups that are appropriate. They will also receive individual and/or family therapy. In addition to therapy, clients receive treatment that is designed to address their specific need. This will be determined by the primary therapist and the clinical director. Treatment can include substance abuse treatment, eating disorder treatment along with treatment designed for less acute mental health counseling. List below are some of groups that are available to the adolescent population.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment
Adolescent CBT Skills Group Therapy (gender specific) – 12 weeks
Life Skills

It should also be noted that assessment is an ongoing process. At times, as new information becomes available about clients in treatment, it becomes necessary to modify the level of treatment they are receiving. By being flexible and allowing for movement from one level of treatment to another, it is possible to tailor the process of recovery to the unique needs of the individual. Due to the ongoing monitoring that client will also be assessed for a possible higher level of care when appropriate.