Mental Health Assessment services are designed, through face-to-face contact, to determine the functional level, psychological state, and contributing medical conditions, and to formulate a diagnostic impression through the use of psychological testing and clinical interviewing for the purpose of establishing the nature and extent of treatment, which is indicated for a particular individual.
This face-to-face verbal interaction is designed to help reduce the impact of the individual’s mental illness or emotional disturbance on their day-to-day life. Through counseling, individuals are aided in maximizing the quality of their life through utilization of traditional therapeutic techniques which aid the individual in interfacing with their environments.
Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment Service provides an array of services delivered by a community based, mobile, multidisciplinary team of professionals and paraprofessional. Services are directed towards adults, children and adolescents and will vary with respect to hours, type and intensity of services, depending on the changing needs of each individual. These services are expected to complement other services already in place for the individual. The purpose of services is to encourage the individual’s multi-system involvement as appropriate and to ensure continuity and effectiveness of delivery of services and/or systems to the individual.
Home-Based Therapy (HBT) is a community based mental health intervention targeted for children and families experiencing mental illness that impacts their functioning in the natural environment. HBT may be utilized as an adjunct to psychotherapy services or may be used as a primary treatment modality. The initial referral for HBT and subsequent level of service intensity are based on the client’s ability to effectively live in the community and maintain maximal autonomy (independence).
AOD services include an array of services delivered by qualified staff to persons with AOD issues.
Forensic mental health services are face-to-face evaluations conducted by order of the local court to address the following types of issues involving persons interacting with the legal system: competency to stand trial, sanity at the time of the commission of an offense, post-NGRI (Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity), presentence, mitigation of penalty, mitigation of death penalty, domestic violence, competency to be a witness, adult parole authority (parole revocation), psychological effect of an act upon the victim, domestic relations (for custody and guardianship), juvenile dependency (neglect or delinquency), bind-over, sexual predator, or other specific issues directly related to the application of the law with regard to a mental health condition.
Services are provided by Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc on-site at Fairfield County Municipal Court.
Prevention services are to be proactive and evidence-based, to reduce individual, family and environmental risk factors, increase resiliency, enhance protective factors and achieve individual and comprehensive community wellness through a team or collaborative approach.