Our Multidisciplinary Approach
Each behavioral health or psychiatric condition is unique, and the appropriate treatment approach varies depending on the severity of the illness, as well as one’s medical and psychiatric status.
While one person may be able to spend an hour each week with a therapist to discuss one’s inner most thoughts and feelings and to find resolutions to problems, another may need more or less therapy to support their recovery. Even though each recovery journey is unique, a single best practice that we believe can benefit every individual — a multidisciplinary treatment team.
Simply put, a multidisciplinary treatment team means that professionals across multiple disciplines are involved in the patient’s recovery process, including psychiatry, psychology/therapy services, social work, nursing and internal medicine.
A multidisciplinary approach makes sense when we consider that individuals have psychiatric, medical, psychological and sociocultural influences. In light of this combination of factors, it makes sense that specialists in each area would collaborate to help patients address their behavioral health needs and work towards recovery.
Individual therapy can help you address specific kinds of psychiatric symptoms, thoughts, feelings, or behavioral concerns related to your recovery. Individual therapy can help you address, and more effectively cope with, a variety of problems and needs. These may include, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma. It can also provide motivation for change and tools to improve communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
Each psychiatric services program is directed by a board certified or board eligible psychiatrist who is responsible for the planning, supervision and implementation of clinical services for patients.
What is the difference between psychiatric and psychological services?
Psychiatrists have medical degrees and are able to prescribe medication for mental illness diagnosis
Psychologists work with patients on emotional, mental and behavioral therapeutic recovery
Our nursing services are provided by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and mental health technicians who are qualified by education and experience to assume the responsibilities for patient care. The primary goal of Nursing Services is to provide planned, comprehensive, therapeutic, safe and consistent nursing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Social workers and case managers on the inpatient, residential and partial program assume a responsible role in the delivery of clinical services which include but are not limited to assessment, discharge planning, group therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, and education.
Fairmount’s Allied Therapists assist in providing creative arts and other therapies to encourage patients to communicate and express themselves verbally and nonverbally.
For more information on our program and services, visit our Adult Programs or Child & Adolescent Programs pages (will link to new general program pages)
To learn more about psychological and behavioral problems, visit our resources page.