Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), formerly known as Division of Youth and Family Service – DYFS
Psychiatric Evaluations ACT 1: is a basic psychiatric evaluation completed by a Psychiatrist (M.D.), which generally determines a mental health diagnosis, current symptomatology, and need for medication for an individual. This evaluation will identify medication recommendations if needed. Although this evaluation is a formal evaluation, it, however, does not detail specifics regarding an individual’s history of psychosis, ability to provide care to a minor, or placement recommendation. The diagnosis and care focus on the here and now presented by the individual.
Psychiatric Evaluations ACT 2: is a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation completed by a Psychiatrist (M.D.) that identifies a diagnosis, details of psychosis, as well as current symptomatology. This evaluation also identifies predisposition factors, parental/family capacity, placement recommendations, need for medication, and medication recommendations. In the conclusion of this evaluation, predisposition, precipitating, perpetuating, and protective factors will also be determined as well as current psychiatric recommendations.
Psychological Evaluations ACT 1 – is a basic psychological evaluation completed by a Psychologist, Ph.D., PsyD, with a degree in psychology which generally determines a mental health diagnosis as it relates to an individual’s psychological need. This evaluation is a general psychological evaluation that gives a snapshot of the individual’s mental health concerns. This evaluation does not include extensive psychological tests or surveys. Basic observational data using formal questions are used to determine information as it relates to a psychological diagnosis.
Psychological Evaluations ACT 2 – is a more in-depth detailed report completed by a Psychologist, Ph.D., PsyD with a degree in psychology that may involve more formal questionnaires, checklists, psychological testing, and surveys as well as a psychological interview. Responses to questions are used to determine family, medical, social, environmental factors, and current stressors. Psychological testing is also conducted to attain a better realization of the current related presenting problem.
Medication Monitoring: is the use of medication in treatment that is prescribed by a Medical Doctor/Psychiatrist. This occurs in our outpatient treatment clinic and involves an initial evaluation to determine appropriate medication which can be used to treat symptomatology. Medication monitoring is observed alongside talk therapy; and reviews of medication needs are determined every 30 days to ensure prescribed medications are effective for treatment.
In-Home Therapy – Individual or Family (Group) The therapist conducts individual and group/family therapy inside of the client’s home. Both individual and group/family sessions can only be assigned to LCSW, LPC, LMFT.
In-Office Therapy – Individual or Family (Group) This session takes place in an in-office setting. This session can be in an individual or group/family session. These sessions can only be conducted by a LCSW, LPC, or LMFT. Counseling sessions are scheduled weekly.