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ViewPoint Center helps adolescents struggling with a variety of challenges; one of the difficulties they help teens face is trauma. If a student has experienced trauma in their past or is suspected of experiencing a response to trauma, ViewPoint conducts a comprehensive assessment of trauma. The assessment is conducted through a multidisciplinary approach which involves every member of our 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. ViewPoint also seeks information from school representatives, past providers, and education consultants.
After gathering information and observing the adolescent, the professionals at ViewPoint discuss 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, their 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, we work 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 an adolescent’s time at ViewPoint Center, they are dedicated to providing the most thorough assessments possible in order to form an accurate treatment plan.
About ViewPoint Center
ViewPoint 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.