All Kinds of News for May 10, 2017
ViewPoint Center helps adolescents struggling with a variety of challenges, including an informed and sensitive approach to teen's experience of trauma. If a student has experienced trauma in their past or is suspected of experiencing a response to trauma, we conduct a comprehensive assessment of trauma. The assessment is conducted through a multidisciplinary approach which involves every member of the staff.
The ViewPoint Center’s team includes a psychologist and several therapists, psychiatric practitioners, nurses, and direct care staff. As a team, they work collaboratively to assess for a wide range of traumatic events. The assessment is conducted through several avenues which include clinical interviews, standardized measurements and observations.
The entire team also gathers information from a variety of sources including key figures in the child’s life such as parents and caregivers. We also seek information from school representatives, past providers and education consultants.
After gathering information and observing the adolescent, the ViewPoint treatment team discusses how each traumatic event has interfered or impacted:
- Functioning (daily living, social, interpersonal)
- Emotional regulation
- Risk factors for behavioral expressions of symptoms.
During the assessment, the team also discusses how other mental illnesses may be contributing to the functioning of the adolescent. As part of the assessment, it is essential to determine what trauma-focused interventions, as well as other interventions, may be effective in relieving the symptoms and trauma responses many of our adolescents experience.
After an initial assessment is completed, the team works towards establishing the next steps. An ongoing assessment is beneficial in determining the relief of symptoms, changes in symptoms and the effectiveness of ongoing treatment.
Throughout adolescents' time at ViewPoint Center, the community at ViewPoint remain dedicated to providing the most thorough assessments possible in order to form an accurate treatment plan.
About ViewPoint CenterViewPoint Center, a mental health assessment center for teens ages 12-17, is located just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. With a program lasting 6-7 weeks, ViewPoint Center provides superior assessment, diagnosis, treatment and stabilization for teens struggling with mental and behavioral issues such as suicidal ideation, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. In a safe, personalized environment, ViewPoint helps teens focus on the healing process.