Outpatient therapy utilizes evidence-based techniques to help develop more effective communication, emotional regulation, problem-solving, and coping skills. Outpatient Therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist. A therapist provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral, and nonjudgmental. Most therapy focuses on individuals however, the outpatient therapist can also work with couples, families, and groups.
Targeted Case Management provides personalized and community-based services to support adults with developmental disabilities, substance use disorders or mental illness. Case management services help individuals identify and advocate for their needs, secure psychiatric and therapeutic services, obtain housing, connect with providers to address health and social needs, and access employment and educational resources.
What to expect:
Intake: The case manager will schedule an initial meeting to gather basic demographic information, personal background, medical records, family dynamics, and insurance status. During this first interaction, a case manager will identify immediate needs and determine which resources and services will be the most beneficial in supporting the identified needs.
Assessment: An assessment builds on the information
collected during the Intake, going into greater depth on the individual’s challenges and goals. A comprehensive assessment can include shared information from medical providers, social workers, mental health professionals, or family members. A case manager’s primary objective is to identify any challenges, interests, or risks to success.
Service Planning: A case manager will work collaboratively to develop a personalized care plan by establishing specific goals, determining the actions that will be taken to meet those goals, and identifying the desired outcome. The intent of the service plan and goal setting is to develop a roadmap to success.
Implementation & Monitoring: A case manager will provide the necessary resources, skills, and services in accordance to each individual’s identified goals. The case manager will monitor progress, service needs, and follow-up activities during and after treatment.
Montana Assertive Community Treatment (MACT)
Montana Assertive Community Treatment (MACT) teams are interdisciplinary mental health treatment teams that provide comprehensive, community-based mental health services to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. The goal of MACT is to help individuals achieve stability, reduce their symptoms, and improve their overall quality of life. MACT teams are typically composed of mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and peer support specialists, who work with individuals in the community to help them manage their symptoms and achieve their treatment goals.
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. During this time, they will work on life and social skills that occur in group settings.
Mentoring services are adaptive skill building and integration services provided in person for an individual in home, work or community settings in order to help the individual maintain their participation in those settings.
Mentoring is provided under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional and according to the youth’s rehabilitation goals.
The focus of the services is to:
Improve or restore the individual’s functioning in identified areas of impairment to prevent or minimize the need for more restrictive levels of care
Assist the individual to develop communication skills, self-management of psychiatric symptoms, and the social networks necessary to minimize social isolation and increase opportunities for a socially integrated life
Assist the individual to develop daily living skills and behaviors necessary for the maintenance of relationships, an appropriate education, and productive leisure and social activities
Immediately intervene in a crisis situation to refer the youth to necessary and appropriate care and treatment
Face-to-face consultation with family members and other key individuals may be included. Mentoring may only be provided if an individual also receives other mental health services. It is not provided at the same time as other mental health services.
Family therapy can help improve relationships between parents, caregivers, siblings, and family members. Therapy goals are tailored to each family and can address a range of topics including parenting skills, communication strategies, sibling conflict, co-parenting, and handling mental health challenges within the family system.
Illness Management Recovery Therapy
Illness Management and Recovery Services is an evidenced-based service program that teaches a broad set of individualized strategies for managing mental illness. IMR is designed to assist individuals with reducing disability and restoring functioning by providing information about mental illness and coping skills to help them manage their illness, develop goals, and make informed decisions about their treatment. There is a strong emphasis on assisting individuals to set and pursue personal goals and converting strategy into action in their daily lives.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective and evidence-based practice that helps people heal from traumatic experiences. EMDR is a short-term therapy that focuses on specific incidents of trauma. Significant reductions in acute trauma symptoms are typically alleviated in 8-10 sessions.