Presentation on theme: "Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) & Group Therapy Services (GTS)"— Presentation transcript:
Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) & Group Therapy Services (GTS)
The ASTAT Team will provide assessment and treatment to adults in our community presenting with a range of serious acute mental health or concurrent symptoms. ASTAT provides services to adults 19 years and older experiencing serious acute mental health symptoms causing challenges with personal, family, financial, occupational and/or social life functions.
Typically ASTAT provides one to one in-office counselling services for 1 to 12 sessions. The psychiatrists at Chilliwack Mental Health Centre provide consultative services to the therapists. If you and your therapist determine that a psychiatric assessment is needed the therapist will book an appointment with the psychiatrist. The Mental Health Centre psychiatrists do not provide long term psychiatric services and will refer you back to your physician or primary care provider for ongoing medication management.
GTS provides both psychoeducational and process oriented groups. The Chilliwack Mental Health Centre offers different weekly groups throughout the year. These groups include:
Anxiety Group- A psychoeducational group where the participants learn Cognitive Behavioral Strategies to manage symptoms of anxiety. Depression Group- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and coping skills are utilized to teach participants how to manage symptoms of depression.
Mind over Mood Group- An in depth and intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy teaching people how to change their old thinking patterns in order to change/decrease their negative emotions. Rapid Access Program- This program provides rapid therapeutic group intervention to people who are having a difficult time coping with current life situations. General cognitive behavioral principles are discussed and utilized in the group.
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Group- (DBT) - Developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. DBT focuses on learning and applying new skills: mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance.
Radical Acceptance Forgiveness Group- This group is based on mindfulness meditation. It challenges the suffering caused by our feelings of unworthiness and self-aversion and teaches the skills to become more compassionate towards self. Building Resilience Through Mindfulness Group- This group is for those who would benefit from a mindfulness based approach, building resilience to maintain, improve and sustain their progress.