For children with severe symptoms or families traveling long distances for treatment, we offer intensive interventions incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Behavioral Activation, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness. Depending on the need, this treatment option allows a child and his parents to be seen for several hours a day, several days a week.
Intensive treatment can have a big impact in a short period of time. We create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to the needs of each child with a team of clinicians targeting specific goals. Our intensive treatment can be useful as a step down from inpatient treatment, a booster for current treatment, or in some cases, to prevent a possible hospitalization.
Children who have co-occurring mental health or learning issues can also participate in testing or treatment to address their multiple needs during this program. Every child will have a diagnostic evaluation as part of the intensive treatment program and may also be able to arrange neuropsychological testing, psychiatric consultation or consultation with additional specialists as appropriate.
Follow Up Care
Following intensive treatment, Child Mind Institute clinicians work with each family to develop a transition plan for ongoing mental health support. Local families who require active care can elect to continue working with our team, or we can help refer to other treatment providers. For families who have traveled long distances for treatment, our clinicians can aid in connecting to community providers.