The Inpatient Treatment Units provide safe, secure, comfortable and therapeutic environment for older teens and adults who require 24-hour psychiatric care on a short-term basis. The psychology interns will be assigned a four month rotation on each unit. A team of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, recreational therapists, addiction counselors and other health care specialists work with patients and their families to treat and manage a range of psychiatric conditions. Patients can then continue treatment outside of the hospital after discharge.
Diagnoses can include but are not limited to:
- Mood swings
- Thought disorders
Structured treatment options can include:
- Individual psychotherapy
- Group therapy
- Cognitive behavior therapy, in which patients and their family members learn how to recognize the issues that may trigger episodes and how to manage them
- Medication therapy
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), which has been shown to help with depression
The psychology interns will provide diagnoses and treatment options following evaluation and assessments, as well as input from the patient or family members.