Individual and Group Therapy
Provided through Outpatient Services, this department offers over 20 specialized therapy groups to address the needs of children, adolescents, adults and families. It also includes a Children’s Team to treat the special needs of children.
The focus of this department is to combine treatment with community outreach and education, advocacy for clients and their families, case management and involvement with other agencies. These services are specifically geared toward individuals who are discharged from state hospitals, have had numerous community hospitalizations or require long term chemotherapy.
ALPHA (for students grades 7-12)
Adolescent Partial Hospitalization and School is a program that meets six hours per day, five days a week for students in grades 7 through 12. ALPHA is a new beginning for students who have emotional difficulties. The program provides an alternating schedule of counseling and academic classes that will prepare them to return to their home school.
STP is an eight week intensive program for children and adolescents ages 6 through 15 who have a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional disorder or conduct disorder.
The program is held June-August, five days a week from 9 AM to 3 PM on the campus of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania . The focus of the program is to improve the child’s self-esteem and social and emotional functioning in order to function successfully in their family life, their school and community.
SAP (for students grades 7-12)
Student Assistance Program (SAP) assists students and their families in identifying barriers to student success, referring them to community resources and providing follow-up service.
CM (Care Management)
CM services help maintain mental health consumers in the community by building social support, coordinating resources, finding proper treatment programs, benefits and education. Twenty-four hour support available.
Intensive support services for children and adolescents includes mobile therapy, behavioral treatment planning, therapeutic support staff (TSS) and case management. A wrap-around approach supports the belief that children and adolescents with serious emotional problems can be maintained in a community setting, avoiding hospitalization when possible.
Family based services are delivered in the home, school and community. Services include family therapy, case management, crisis management (on call 24 hours) and accessing family support services. Maintaining children and adolescents in the home and community is the top priority.
The DD Unit of the Community Guidance Center offers a wide range of services to residents of Indiana County with developmental disabilities and mental retardation as well as to their families or caretakers. Professional caseworkers assist with medical needs, early intervention, vocational/educational programs, residential programs, respite care and advocacy.