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Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study of mental disorders for the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals who are mentally ill and for ensuring that the individuals feel independent and adapt to their living conditions. A fundamental element in psychiatry, since it is a medical discipline, is performing a diagnosis, which implies the ability to differentiate mental disorders from behavioral changes due to other causes.
- Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluations
- Evaluation and Management
- Pharmacological Treatment
Mental Health Counseling Services:
We worked with individuals, families, and/or groups to treat emotional and mental disorders while promoting mental health. Our Mental Health professionals are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address issues, such as depression, anxiety, addictions, substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress, problems with self-esteem, and grief among others. We also help with job and career concerns, educational decisions, issues related to family, parenting, marital, or other relationship problems. Our Mental Health Professionals often work closely with other professionals including but not limited to psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, case managers, and school counselors
Individual and Family Therapy
Include the provision of insight oriented, cognitive behavioral or supportive therapy to an individual or family. Individual and family therapy may involve the recipient, the recipient’s family (without the recipient present), or a combination of therapy with the recipient and the recipient’s family.
Include the provision of cognitive behavioral, supportive therapy, or counseling to individuals or families and consultation with family or other responsible persons for sharing of clinical information. Also included is education, counseling, or advising family or other responsible persons on how to assist the client.
Psychotherapy is a modality in which a group of patients meet to describe and discuss their problems together under the supervision of a therapist. We meet patients, depending on the nature of their problems to addressing their concerns and making positive changes in their life.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PSR):
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services are intended to restore a recipient’s skills and abilities essential for independent living. Activities include: development and maintenance of necessary daily living skills; food planning and preparation; money management; maintenance of the living environment; and training in the appropriate use of community services. This service combines daily medication use, independent living, and social skills training, housing services, prevocational and transitional employment rehabilitation training, social support, and network enhancement to recipients and their families.
Mental Health Targeted Case Management (TCM):
Case management services assist Medicaid beneficiaries in obtaining needed medical and related services. The purpose of our mental health targeted case management services is to assist children and adults, and their families in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services. All of PPS’s targeted case managers are trained to conduct a thorough assessment that includes emotional, social, behavioral, and developmental functioning within the home, school, work, and community. Based on the client’s assessment, our targeted case manager will develop an Individualized Service Plan, link each client with other community providers or resources, and monitor the goals set forth in the child’s Individuated Service Plan.
Psychological assessment is a series of tests conducted by a psychologist, to gather information about how people think, feel, behave and react. The findings are used to develop a report of the person’s abilities and behavior—known as a psychological report—which is then used as a basis to make recommendations for the individual’s treatment:
Mental health assessment, Adaptive behavior assessments, Aptitude testing, Cognitive testing, Educational/achievement testing, Forensic psychological testing, Neuropsychological testing, Personality assessment.