The purpose of the outpatient portion of our program is to provide the most effective therapy possible to those individuals who are diagnosed with a mental disorder in order to return the consumer to his/her highest level of functioning. Kings View assists the consumers to regain their ability to manage their lives successfully through skill building. We strive to do this while being cognizant of the limited resources Kings View has. Our primary treatment modality is group treatment with individual therapy used to support group progress or when group is not clinically indicated. Group treatment also allows for mental health services to be provided weekly or even multiple times per week based on the number of groups with which a consumer is involved.
The purpose of the Dual Diagnosis Program is to provide Mental Health services to consumers who are diagnosed with a mental health and co-existing substance abuse diagnosis. Significant portions of the population Kings View serves has been diagnosed with a co-occurring mental health disorder and a substance abuse disorder. Our overall goal is to assist these consumers to become alcohol and drug free as well as reduce their mental health symptoms. The Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program meets the standards developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as an Evidence Based Program.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE TREATMENT COURT PROGRAM (CJTC)
Collaborative Justice Treatment Court (CJTC) will strive to reduce recidivism of veterans, mentally ill, and substance use disordered individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system and provide community protection with a cost effective, integrated continuum of care through the development and utilization of community resources. CJTC will hold participants accountable and will assist participants to achieve long-term stability to become law-abiding citizens while improving their lives. The CJTC officially began on July 1, 2013.
Kings View has contracted with Behavioral Health to provide a clinician for the Behavioral Health Treatment Court. Kings View staff will assess all incarcerated and non-incarcerated potential participants with an identified history of mental illness, who may or may not be on psychotropic medications for suitability to participate in Collaborative Justice Treatment Court. Kings View staff will research their data base and complete interviews as appropriate to determine if there is a history of mental illness for all potential Behavioral Health Court participants. Kings View therapist will provide treatment for participants in the CJTC, will attend weekly court hearings, provide reports to the court, and serve on the Advisory Review Board.
COMMUNITY INTEGRATION TEAM (CIT) (MHSA)
CIT/ICMR (Crisis Intervention Team/Intensive Case Management Services Response): The overall goal of this program is to identify adult consumers at significant risk of decompensation and to intervene with intensive case management to prevent psychiatric decompensation and hospitalization. The team meets daily to consult with members of the crisis and access team as well as with any clinical staff who wish to consult or collaborate on a shared case. The CIT team meets with the ASOC team, which includes the “Keys to Success” treatment team one time a week. The specific needs of each consumer are integrated into the service response. With cross training, each Community Integration Team member is prepared to provide the variety of services needed. Community Integration Team services include many forms of support such as linking the consumer to resources in the community, monitoring for signs and symptoms of decompensation, medication concerns, placement services, and ongoing life skills development. Linkage is provided to services vital to consumer’s mental health including applications for disability, health insurance, financial management, and other referrals. Consumers discharged from acute hospitalization or those whose psychiatric symptoms are increasing are often monitored five days a week. Consumers who are experiencing a major mental illness that is chronic in nature and functioning at more of a baseline level, are also assisted by the CIT Program. A primary area of focus is maintaining stability of placement. Whether the consumer is living in one of the local augmented board and care homes or has been able to advance to living in their own apartment, the CIT team is there to assist with the development of adaptive independent living skills. Service provided by CIT may include individual and group rehabilitative counseling, monitoring, education on basic living skills, mediating between family conflicts, encouragement to use medications as prescribed, linkage to the psychiatrist and other resources, and a myriad of other practical services only limited by the variety of problems that arise in a person's life.
CIT is a service-delivery model, not a case management program. The primary goal of CIT is recovery through community treatment and habilitation. Services are delivered in the places and contexts where they are needed as determined by the consumer and CIT Staff.
AB 109 PARTICIPANTS
Kings View provided a full-time therapist to the AB 109 Program. The therapist is working in concert with Kings County Probation Department and the Day Reporting Center. When the Kings View therapist receives a referral from the Kings County Probation Department the therapist completes a thorough mental health and substance abuse assessment. The therapist provides individual and group therapy at the Day Reporting Center. The therapist can dedicate a portion of their time to collecting treatment data that may be required or helpful to the Community Corrections Partnership Board in its long term effort at creating a strong and more effective re-integration system.