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Psychiatric Inpatient

Adolescent Inpatient Program

The Brook Hospital – KMI offers a highly structured Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Program that utilizes the Medical Model of Treatment for treating adolescents (ages 13 to 17) who are experiencing problems with psychiatric illnesses and/or emotional disorders. This program is designed to provide the highest level of direct patient care that is possible which includes physical, social, spiritual, medical and psychotherapeutic treatment interventions.

The Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Program Services include the following:

  • A secure milieu with 24-hour skilled nursing care
  • Thorough assessment by a registered nurse and development of an initial treatment plan
  • Evaluation and crisis stabilization by a multidisciplinary team (including a nurse, social worker, activity therapist, expressive therapist, special education teacher and psychologist) directed by a psychiatrist
  • Psychiatric evaluation by a psychiatrist
  • Physical examination and intervention by a physician
  • Pharmacological interventions as indicated
  • Development of a master treatment plan by a multidisciplinary team which is problem-oriented, goal-directed, contains measurable objectives, and addresses criteria for discharge
  • Development of a comprehensive discharge plan
  • A highly structured behavior modification program, that provides a level system as a method for facilitating increased individual responsibility for a patient’s own behavior as well as providing staff with a mechanism to aid patients in utilizing self-control
  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Therapeutic groups that address the areas of assertiveness, feelings, problem-solving, grief resolution, life planning, nutrition, stress, self-image, social skills, recreational therapy and art therapy
  • A chemical dependency group for adolescents who have been known users of drugs/alcohol which also includes involvement in AA/NA
  • Family therapy
  • Educational needs and priorities for each patient are assessed and those needs are responded to through an individualized program of instruction developed by a special education teacher

Following completion of the Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Program, an appropriate referral is then made for the patient to continue treatment in the least restrictive level of care possible (i.e., partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, aftercare programs). The level of care recommended is determined by the individual needs of the patient.

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