Psychotherapy helps a person change and overcome problems in desired ways through the use of particular methods. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills. SPCC uses psychotherapies that are considered evidence-based. Most psychotherapy methods involve one-to-one sessions, between client and therapist, but some are conducted with groups, including families. Psychotherapists may be mental health professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, or professional counselors. Mental health practitioners may also engage in psychotherapy if they are on track for professional licensure; either completed a master's level program or in the practicum phase of a master's level program. These individuals are supervised under a mental health professional until independently licensed.
CTSS is a flexible package of mental health services for children who require varying therapeutic and rehabilitative levels of intervention. CTSS addresses the conditions of emotional disturbance that impair and interfere with an individual's ability to function independently. For children with emotional disturbances, rehabilitation means a series of multidisciplinary combination of psychiatric and psychosocial interventions to restore a child or adolescent to a level of functioning that they either had or would have achieved if normal development was not impaired by a mental health disorder.
Eligibility: Children under 18 diagnosed with an Emotional Disturbance (ED) or meet criteria for Severe Emotional Disturbances (SED) and adults ages 18-20 diagnosed with Mental Illness (MI) or meet criteria for Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI).
SPCC works with individuals using a sexual health, strength-based, and Good Lives Framework. SPCC uses current and motivational strategies to work through denial and fear around being involved in treatment and opening up. St. Peter Counseling Center provides an extensive psychosexual assessment. Components of the assessment include: mental status exam, history of trauma, mental health, substance abuse, and other significant developmental issues, sexual history (interview and review of collateral data necessitating the assessment), re-offense risk assessments (ERASOR, JSOAP, Static-99R, and Stable-2007), personality, behavioral, and sexual adjustment assessments, and a recommendation of treatment needs based on the results of the assessment.
Services included in the Sex-Specific Treatment Program: