Multi-disciplinary Team Approach
The Inpatient Psychiatric Program offers expert diagnosis and treatment for adults ages 18 and older with mood disorders such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, thought disorders including Schizophrenia, and addiction disorders requiring medically supervised detoxification from alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opiates. Treatment is provided by a team of licensed professionals experienced in the assessment and treatment of mental illness in adults which includes a psychiatrist, medical doctor, dietician, licensed professional counselors, licensed addiction counselors, licensed social workers, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. The program is designed as a multi-disciplinary treatment approach and encompasses a variety of therapies and modalities, including individual, group, family, activity and psychopharmacology. The program operates 24 hours a day, seven days per week, year-round.
Our program offers specialized treatment of patients with psychosis, affective disorders,
co-occurring disorders, as well as a wide range of other psychiatric diagnoses. The
treatment philosophy introduces a combination of techniques tailored to the patient’s
Among the techniques are “biological” treatments, particularly the use of medications.
Psychopharmacological treatment has proven to be very effective in the care of anxiety,
panic, obsessive-compulsive and mood (depression and bipolar) disorders, as well as with
Group sessions are also an important part of the patient’s treatment plan. Some groups are
based on psychotherapy techniques with a focus on how the patient is feeling “here and now.”
Some are more educationally oriented. Still others are focused on motor skills and
activities, such as group outings depending on the course of treatment. The treatment team
will discuss with the patient which groups are best suited to his/her needs.
A third approach is “milieu therapy,” in which the patients and the staff on the unit are
considered a whole community in themselves. Patients learn about themselves by participating
in the life of the “unit” community, resolving its everyday problems and achieving its
goals. The milieu provides structure, safety, mutual support and caring, and encourages
active participation in an open flow of communication and feedback.