Assessment and reatment for common yet often ignored psychiatric symptoms and disorders.
Our services emphasize attention to typically underserved patient groups including: the elderly, adults and children exposed to consequences of family and social violence and individuals with co occurring psychiatric and medical conditions. Treatment, education and support for family and professional caregivers is also a high priority.Assessment data results in prompt individualized treatment that may include individual and/or family psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, education, and/or referral to community based resources. Routine screening utilizes standardized measures that may precipitate more extensive evaluation procedures. Meticulous evaluation procedures will facilitate optimal, individualized treatment planning and will include, goal setting, outcome evaluation, and revision of treatments as needed. The assessment process will be used first and foremost to plan and implement optimum individualized care. It will also contribute to an accumulating aggregate data base with potential to extend current knowledge regarding changes in the incidence, prevalence, complexity and nature of psychiatric problems. Home based visits are available for individuals unable to make office visits.
Comprehensive, multimodal treatment, including but not limited to psychopharmacologic management.
Other aspects of treatment include: symptom management, particularly of refractory medical symptoms including pain and diminished energy; coping skills training; cognitive behavioral therapy and/or any combination of modalities that synergistically provide symptom relief typically not achievable with typical, unitary interventions.Evaluation and treatment of complex often interrelated physical, psychological, behavioral and social symptoms are an essential component of services and enhance the goal of being a referral source for complex cases involving symptom management from area hospitals, clinics, and general medical providers in surrounding communities.
Community liaison activities.
IMHS provides linkages, advocacy and education across a variety of services and agencies including schools, managed care companies, primary care and other non psychiatric providers in order to facilitate access as well as to destigmatize delivery of mental health services especially for typically underserved patient populations.
Professional education, supervision and support.
In addition to direct patient services, indirect consultation to professionals will be offered as formal continuing education programs, supervisory meetings and/or consultation regarding specific problems and/or cases. Contact IMHS to arrange educational programs & services.