Mental Health Therapy

Effective Mental Health Counseling Services

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
Children Intensive In-Home Services

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  • Clients should be 3 years of age, but have not yet reached 18 years.
  • Trouble establishing or maintaining normal relationships to the point that they are at risk of being hospitalized or placed out of the home because of conflicts within the family or community; and/or
  • Display such unacceptable behavior that repeated involvement by the mental health, social services, or judicial system becomes necessary.
  • The parent's or legal guardian's willingness to actively participate in the program.

Admissions Criteria
Mental Health Skill Building Services for Adults

In accordance with DMAS regulations, following is the criteria for admission to ABL Mental Health Skill Building Services: a client must have an Axis I mental health diagnosis, demonstrating a clinical necessity for the service arising from a condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities and who, without these services, would be at risk for psychiatric hospitalization or other institutionalization. The client also must meet at least two of the following criteria on a continuing or intermittent basis at the time of admission:

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  • Experience difficulty in establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or homelessness or isolation from social supports;
  • Experience difficulty in basic living skills, such as maintaining personal hygiene, preparing food and maintaining adequate nutrition, or managing finances to such a degree that health or safety is jeopardized;
  • Exhibit such inappropriate behavior that repeated interventions by the mental health, social services, or judicial system are necessary; or
  • Exhibit difficulty in cognitive ability such that they are unable to recognize personal danger or significantly inappropriate social behavior.