Our Day Treatment Intensive (DTI) Program provides a structured, therapeutic milieu in which a range of treatment interventions is incorporated as described below:
Individual and Group Psychotherapy
Individual and Group Psychotherapy comprised of service activities, which are therapeutic interventions that focus primarily on symptom reduction as a means to improve functional impairments. DTI includes individual therapy (normally twice a month) and Group Psychotherapy (conducted five days a week). Therapy is focused on the goals identified in each child’s Assessment (785) and Client Plan. Individual therapy is provided by BBS Licensed/Waived Mental Health Professionals (LPHA). Measurable and observable long-term goals and short-term objectives are addressed with structured therapeutic interventions.
Skill Building Groups
Skill Building Groups focus on the utilization of multimedia materials in a group setting to facilitate both a learning process and development of skills necessary for adulthood. Topic areas may include: Assertiveness, Medication Education, Stress Management, MVCFS Stage Program, Relationships, Value Clarification, Cultural Awareness, Self-image, Health and Wellness, Self-esteem Building, Transitioning back into the community, Anger Management, Emotional Regulation, Healthy Communication Skills, and Positive Peer Interactions.
Adjunctive Groups provide opportunities for children to express their thoughts and emotions, to explore a deeper understanding of their self, and to increase self-esteem through personal expressions in art, recreation, therapeutic animal interactions, dance, music, yoga, ceramics, movement therapy, guided meditation, drama, etc.
Process Groups help children develop the skills necessary to deal with their problems and issues by providing peer interaction and feedback to develop problem-solving strategies and assisting one another in resolving behavioral and emotional problems.
Community Meetings (conducted five days a week) include, but are not limited to, discussion of daily schedule; any current events, individual issues children or staff wish to discuss to elicit support of the group milieu process; conflict resolution; planning for special events; discussion of day treatment experiences; and debriefing or wrap-up.
Day Treatment Collateral Contact
Day Treatment Collateral Contact is with one or more significant support person(s) in the life of the child. This may include consultation and training to assist in better utilization of services and understanding mental illness. Collateral services include, but are not limited to, helping significant support person(s) to understand and accept the child’s condition, and involves them in treatment service planning, implementation and update of the client plan.