ViewPoint Center, a teenage psychiatric hospital for young people ages 12-18, provides stabilization, assessment, and treatment plans for struggling teens. We know how scary this time can be for your family. Our stabilization and assessment process, which typically lasts between 6 and 7 weeks, helps families better understand what their child is going through and create a clear cut plan for the next steps of treatment.
ViewPoint Center helps teens struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges such as:
No parent wants to see their child experience a mental health crisis. We offer medically assisted and supervised stabilization for teens who are in the middle of a psychiatric crisis. Not every client needs this step. The stabilization period lasts 7-21 days depending on your child’s progress. This period ends when symptoms reduce. During stabilization:
Stabilization is carried out by our multidisciplinary staff members which include mental health specialists, nurses, board certified clinicians, and psychiatrists.
After the optional stabilization period has ended, we begin our assessment process. Throughout your child’s time at ViewPoint Center, the assessment process will be continuous. The goal of the assessment process is to clarify a diagnosis for clients and to form an optimal treatment plan.
The clinical assessments at ViewPoint Center include a full neuropsychological battery. We want to make sure that each individual client is provided with the assessments that are most applicable to their specific symptoms.
Our assessment process incorporates psychotherapy, classroom evaluations, daily recreation, and neuropsychological testing with the therapeutic milieu of being on campus. By seeing the ways in which clients interact with their peers on campus, as well as individual tests and academic performance, we are able to get a well-rounded perspective of each individual’s needs.
When the assessment process is coming towards an end, we conduct a verbal Multi-Disciplinary Review which discusses the initial assessment findings with you and your child. Afterwards, we send a final review which provides a clear diagnosis as well as recommendations for future treatment based on our observations.
At ViewPoint Center, we utilize the following diagnostic tools to help clients reach a clear diagnosis for their child. These diagnostic tools may include:
In addition to the assessment tools listed above, clients are engaged in activities on campus that help us determine the most accurate diagnosis for them. They are involved in the campus community and are observed throughout therapeutic sessions.