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Throughout a patient’s stay at ViewPoint Center, their multidisciplinary team works together to build a full picture of what each patient is going through. By the end of a patient’s stay, ViewPoint Center's teams are able to make specific recommendations about the type of program their patients will need, based on the findings from 24/7 observations and their continuous assessment/testing process.
Keeping Parents In The Loop
Over the course of a patient’s time at ViewPoint Center, the team makes sure parents feel like part of the process. Each week staff provides transparent feedback about how the child is doing, explain what approaches and assessments are being carried out to determine diagnosis, and discuss the findings of those assessments. Keeping families and ECs in the loop throughout the patient’s journey at ViewPoint Center helps keep everyone on the same page about options for next placement before the clinicians present the Multidisciplinary Review (MDR) towards the end of a patient’s stay.
What is the Multidisciplinary Report (MDR)?
The MDR is a full report of the testing and assessments carried out during a patient’s time at the program. It also includes findings about a patient’s diagnosis and provides recommendations for next placement. Prior to the MDR meeting, (ViewPoint provides a preparatory briefing to the educational consultant).
ViewPoint treatment team recommendations for next placement within the MDR come from their observations of the patient and their findings from testing and assessments. For example, the MDR perspective includes:
- The level at which students are performing academically in a classroom setting
- The ways in which their brain is working currently
- How they are doing in therapy and whether or not they do well with talk therapy
- How much support patients need managing their medication
- How patients deal within a structured setting
- Whether they work well with smaller groups of peers or if they can handle a larger group
- If they would do well in a co-ed environment or single gender environment
These are just some of the observations and conclusions from assessments that help us provide the most accurate recommendations for next placement to families.
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 6-8 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.