|The basic philosophy behind our approach to treatment
is that moderate to severe mental disorders result from the interaction
of biological, psychological and social factors.
Each area is thoroughly
evaluated and a physician-led, multi-disciplinary team of clinicians
provide treatment. Treatment focuses on strengthening age-appropriate
coping skills while assisting the patient in overcoming problem areas.
Treatment is individualized and includes the patient as an important
member of the treatment team. Our purpose is to promote the maximum
cognitive, social, physical, behavioral and emotional development in
each of our patients in the most caring manner.
The child and adolescent program provides a safe and structured therapeutic
environment that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to individual
challenges and issues. Structured programming occurs seven days a
week with both group and family therapies.
The adult program provides services for general psychiatric
illnesses as well as specialized treatment for eating disorders, trauma
disorders and dual diagnosis (mental illness with chemical dependency).
Partial Hospitalization Program
The Partial Hospital Program is a structured, Monday through Friday, program that works with individuals to prevent the worsening of psychiatric symptoms and then to assist the person to be able to return to full participation in the community.
Medication Management Clinic
The Forest View Medication Management Clinic is dedicated to providing outpatient psychiatric evaluation and medication management to clients in the community.The clinic does not provide outpatient psychotherapy, but works closely with therapists in the community to coordinate treatment.
Forest View Hospital has developed several specialty services that
provide intensive treatment for specific problems.
The Forest View Trauma program is based on Dr. Colin Ross´ Trauma
Model and is designed for persons dealing with all types of
psychological trauma including sexual, physical or emotional trauma.
This innovative non-regressive approach uses practical techniques
that help patients remain functional while working actively in therapy.
The Co-Occurring Disorder program focuses on the psychiatric disorder
with consideration of the severity of chemical dependency. The emphasis during treatment is on
education, treatment and management of the mental illness and chemical
dependency and well as comprehensive discharge planning.
The primary focus of treating patients with eating disorders is
directed toward the diagnostic categories of bulimia and anorexia.
Treatment is provided through specialized groups, as well as an integrated part of adolescent and adult
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was originally developed for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, but it has been proven to be an effective treatment for other disorders as well, including eating disorders and addiction. Forest View offers DBT skills groups for our adolescent and adult patients at Forest View.