Outpatient and Psychiatric Services
About These Services
Outpatient and Psychiatric Services are treatments for children and adolescents dealing with serious emotional disturbances or serious mental illness, including those co‐occurring with a substance use disorder, in an outpatient counseling environment. Psychiatric Services will address the psychiatric needs of the population served by NeMCMHA.
NeMCMHA provides evidence-based practices in the provision of services. Some of those services are identified below:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment using mindfulness skills, healthy coping skills to manage stress, regulate emotions and improve relationships with others. Cognitive behavioral therapy tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is an effective treatment for trauma and post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Family Psychoeducation (FPE)
FPE is an Evidence‐Based Practice which provides services for individuals with Schizophrenic type illness and Bipolar illness. Family Psychoeducation Group is a treatment modality for multiple families designed to help individuals attain as rich and full participation in the usual life of the community as possible. The intervention focuses on educating families and support people about mental illness, developing coping skills, solving problems, and creating social supports. Group treatment is structured to help people develop the skills needed to understand and overcome the symptoms of mental illness while maintaining hope.
Illness Management and Recovery (IMR)
IMR is an Evidence‐Based Practice which provides concentrated services for adults 18 years old and older with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Services are delivered through a group format in weekly sessions. The goal is to help individuals learn about mental illness and strategies for treatment, decrease symptoms, reduce relapses and hospitalizations as they progress forward toward goal achievement and recovery.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
This is an Evidence‐Based Practice trauma treatment proven to decrease symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression and other child behavior problems. TF–CBT also has been proven to decrease shame, improve parenting skills and strengthen the child‐caregiver relationship through a sequential treatment modality. Services are provided for children ages 3‐18 along with caregivers.