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Throughout a patient’s stay at ViewPoint Center, the 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 is able to make specific recommendations about the type of program clients will need based on the findings from 24/7 observations and continuous assessment/testing process.
Keeping Parents in the loop
Over the course of a patient’s placement, The ViewPoint Center makes sure parents feel like part of the process. Each week they provide transparent feedback about how their 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 they present the Multidisciplinary Review (MDR) towards the end of a patient’s stay.
What is the 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 Center provides a briefing to the educational consultant so they will be prepared with this information.
ViewPoint Center's recommendations for next placement within the MDR come from their observations of the patient and their findings from testing and assessments. For example, they are able to see:
· 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 with their medication
· How patients deal with 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 the ViewPoint Center 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 7-8 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.