All of our adult programs focus on four core prinicples: disease and illness education, learning to identify triggers related to the illness, promoting healthy self-regulatory behaviors and prevention and wellness. These principles guide our treatment philosphy and provide a solid foundation for recovery.
Adult Psychiatric Overview
Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute's adult inpatient program offers a safe, secure and therapeutic environment for adults (age 18 and older) with acute psychiatric issues. Our treatment team provides 24-hour monitoring, treatment and stabilization for patients who commonly suffer from:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Substance-related disorders with psychiatric symptoms
Adult Psychiatric Program Specifics
Inpatient care is designed to stabilize patients as quickly as possible and return them to an improved level of functioning. Our integrated treatment team includes psychiatrists, internists, registered nurses, case managers/social workers, dieticians, activity therapists, and ancillary nursing staff who work closely with each patient to formulate treatment goals and assess progress in meeting such goals.
Our evidence-based, highly structured and comprehensive treatment program includes group and family therapy, medication management and a variety of other unit activities including recreation and expressive therapies such as Motivational Enhancement Therapy. Treatment services are focused on helping patients develop the necessary coping skills to deal with the issues that led to the need for hospitalization. Case Management staff provide discharge services and arrange follow-up care in the community that is individualized for the special needs of each patient.