The following Programs are Court mandated:
● Batterers Intervention Program:
● DUI Program
● Substance Abuse:
● Psyco-educational Courses
● Anger Management:
Participants are educated on how to understand and overcome anger. Clients will learn that anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in personal relationships, and in the overall quality of life.
Educate participants about a series of strategies that parents should follow if they want to be responsible. Setting responsible parenting guidelines and boundaries can lead to new opportunities to creatively make decisions for the health and wellbeing of children.
● Drug and Alcohol Education:
The purpose of this program is to intervene in the alcohol/drug abusing lifestyles of the participants in order to prevent future substance abuse related problems. Participants are educated on dependency and abuse.
● Questioning Faulty Beliefs:
This course helps individuals to change emotional states by changing thoughts, limiting beliefs, and other cognitive distortions. This course may include specific subjects as: sex education; HIV and AIDS; carrying concealed weapon; shoplifting; boating, fishing and/or wildlife offenses; or DWLS.
● The Theft Abatement
Program is based on the cognitive-behavioral model that focuses on teaching clients specific skills. These four and eight hour classes are appropriate for a number of theft offenses. By focusing on the ways that thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are connected and affect one another, this program helps clients discover that he/she is powerful and capable of choosing positive thoughts and behaviors. Clients will develop the skills to notice, interrupt, and correct negative thoughts and behaviors.
● Outpatient Therapy
Outpatient mental health services at MDCS includes the provision of the evaluation and diagnosis of mental illnesses, therapy (individual and group), and medication management. Therapy is usually a general term used to reference the sessions held between a therapist and a patient. Group therapy brings together a small group of individuals with a similar issue or diagnosis with a therapist who provides psychotherapy. The interactions among the members are considered to be therapeutic.
● Psychological Evaluations
A psychological evaluation is a set of assessment procedures administered to obtain information about an individual’s unique intellectual, personality, and emotional functioning. At MDCS, almost all new patients are recommended for a psychological evaluation in order to better assess their treatment needs. Individuals may also seek psychological evaluation separately from psychotherapy services. Evaluations are conducted over a period of 4-8 hours, depending on the battery of tests best suited to the individual’s presenting issues. The evaluation results may be used to inform the therapeutic goals and interventions.
● Our outpatient mental health team specializes in the following areas:
- Anxiety Disorders, e.g., Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic attacks
- Sexual/Physical Abuse – adults and children
- Grief and Bereavement
- Behavioral Medicine, e.g., chronic pain, cancer
- Eating Disorders
- Marital and Couples Therapy
- Occupational/Work Problems
- Children’s Play Therapy
- Geriatrics, e.g., depression, dementia, family concerns
- Parenting Skills
- School Problems
- Dual Diagnosis