Psychiatric Services
The nursing assessment is to observe and monitor the physical, nutritional, behavioral health and related psychosocial issues manifested in the course of the youth’s treatment. The nurse will assess and monitor the youth’s response to medication(s) to determine the need to continue medication and/or to determine the need to refer the youth for a medication review. The nurse will assess and monitor a youth’s medical and other health issues that are either directly related to the mental health or substance related disorder. The nurse will consult with the youth’s family/caregiver about medical, nutritional and other health issues related to the individual’s mental health or substance related issues. The nurse will educate the youth and family/responsible caregiver(s) on medications and potential medication side effects (especially those which may adversely affect health such as weight gain or loss, blood pressure changes, cardiac abnormalities, development of diabetes or seizures, etc.).
Psychiatric services include, but are not limited to: Psychotherapeutic services with the evaluation and assessment of physiological phenomena (including co-morbidity between behavioral and physical health care issues). The assessment, prescription and monitoring of a client's status in relation to treatment with medication and medication needs. The psychiatrist will discuss treatment options, discussion of medication and inform of potential side effects, adverse reactions, and provide further education as needed. Clients prescribed medication will be provided with a prescription, there is no medication administered on-site.

Psychological Evaluation

 

The general purpose of a psychological evaluation is to assess the child’s current level of cognitive functioning, academic performance, and behavioral/emotional adjustment. The results of the evaluation are used for diagnostic clarification and to determine if the child is in need of psychological or educational services.

 

Common reasons for requesting a psychological evaluation include concerns about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, learning problems, poor academic performance, disruptive behavior and defiance, intense emotional outbursts, or unspecified anxiety. The goal of psychological testing is to determine the source and severity of the child's distress/dysfunction.

 

Psychological testing is about a 2.5-hour session that consists of a comprehensive clinical interview with child and parent/caregiver and a selected battery of tests, depending on child’s age and reason for evaluation. All test administrations, scoring, interpretation, and report writing is completed by a licensed clinical psychologist (Candice Claiborne, PhD). The following assessments are typically administered in a standard psychological evaluation for children and adolescents.

Cognitive Functioning

· Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI-II) is a brief test of intelligence that provides an estimate of a child’s IQ and verbal and nonverbal cognitive abilities.

 

Academic Achievement

· Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT4) is a brief test of academic achievement that measures a child’s skills in the areas of reading, spelling, and arithmetic. Scores are used to determine if child is performing within age and grade expectations, or requires additional assistance.

 

Visuospatial Functions

· Bender Gestalt Test of Visual Motor Skills measures a child’s fine motor development, perceptual discrimination skills, and ability to integrate perceptual and motor processes.

 

Attention

· Comprehensive Trails-Making Test (CTMT) measures the child’s attention, concentration, resistance to distraction and cognitive flexibility.

· Stroop Color-Word Test measures the child's selective/focused attention and processing speed.

 

Behavioral Functioning

· Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is a parent behavior rating instrument that provides information on the child’s emotional adjustment and behavior at home.

· Teacher’s Report Form (TRF) is a teacher rating instrument that provides information on the child’s emotional adjustment, academic performance, and behavior at school.

· Youth Self-Report (YSR) is a measure given to the child to assess emotional/mood concerns, self-esteem, attitude to school, and relations with parents.

 

Personality and Emotional Functioning

· Tell-Me-A-Story (TEMAS) is a culturally-sensitive storytelling assessment that provides problem-solving style, coping strategies, interpersonal expectations, emotional processing, and aspirations.

· Children’s Sentence Completion provides information about the child’s self-concept, attitudes, and social-emotional well-being that would otherwise be difficult to obtain in direct questionnaire formats.

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Psychiatric Services
The nursing assessment is to observe and monitor the physical, nutritional, behavioral health and related psychosocial issues manifested in the course of the youth’s treatment. The nurse will assess and monitor the youth’s response to medication(s) to determine the need to continue medication and/or to determine the need to refer the youth for a medication review. The nurse will assess and monitor a youth’s medical and other health issues that are either directly related to the mental health or substance related disorder. The nurse will consult with the youth’s family/caregiver about medical, nutritional and other health issues related to the individual’s mental health or substance related issues. The nurse will educate the youth and family/responsible caregiver(s) on medications and potential medication side effects (especially those which may adversely affect health such as weight gain or loss, blood pressure changes, cardiac abnormalities, development of diabetes or seizures, etc.).

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Sonji Willingham, Founder CEO

Jessica Reardon, MS, HS-BCP COO

Nicole Denman, LPC, Clinical Director

 

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Psychiatric services include, but are not limited to: Psychotherapeutic services with the evaluation and assessment of physiological phenomena (including co-morbidity between behavioral and physical health care issues). The assessment, prescription and monitoring of a client's status in relation to treatment with medication and medication needs. The psychiatrist will discuss treatment options, discussion of medication and inform of potential side effects, adverse reactions, and provide further education as needed. Clients prescribed medication will be provided with a prescription, there is no medication administered on-site.
Psychiatric Services
The nursing assessment is to observe and monitor the physical, nutritional, behavioral health and related psychosocial issues manifested in the course of the youth’s treatment. The nurse will assess and monitor the youth’s response to medication(s) to determine the need to continue medication and/or to determine the need to refer the youth for a medication review. The nurse will assess and monitor a youth’s medical and other health issues that are either directly related to the mental health or substance related disorder. The nurse will consult with the youth’s family/caregiver about medical, nutritional and other health issues related to the individual’s mental health or substance related issues. The nurse will educate the youth and family/responsible caregiver(s) on medications and potential medication side effects (especially those which may adversely affect health such as weight gain or loss, blood pressure changes, cardiac abnormalities, development of diabetes or seizures, etc.).
Psychiatric services include, but are not limited to: Psychotherapeutic services with the evaluation and assessment of physiological phenomena (including co-morbidity between behavioral and physical health care issues). The assessment, prescription and monitoring of a client's status in relation to treatment with medication and medication needs. The psychiatrist will discuss treatment options, discussion of medication and inform of potential side effects, adverse reactions, and provide further education as needed. Clients prescribed medication will be provided with a prescription, there is no medication administered on-site.

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