FREQUENTLY

ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS PRP?

PRP stands for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, which is more easily described as therapeutic mentoring. This service is therapeutic as we work collaboratively with existing therapists on existing diagnoses.

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN THERAPY?

PRP offers more interactive activities for clients in the community and in the office setting both individually and in groups. Clients will be working on exhibiting good behavior, making good choices and showing positive social skills, while working on their own individualized goals. Community activities may include going to parks, playgrounds, basketball courts, nature hikes, library and/or the mall. Group activities at the office may include anger management classes, art expression classes, homework groups and fun games/crafts. Client and counselor input on these activities is very important to our monthly schedule.

HOW DOES PRP WORK?​

A referral is made by a licensed therapist/psychiatrist and once approved for services, a PRP counselor is assigned. Intake and an Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) is developed with the client and family, and then the fun begins. Counselors meet with clients weekly (at least 4 times a month), rotating visits in the HOME, in the COMMUNITY, and in the OFFICE.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR PRP?

Children ages 5-17 that are working with a therapist and/or psychiatrist and have medical assistance.

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

ADDITIONAL 

WHAT IS INDIVIDUAL THERAPY?

A process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

WHAT IS FAMILY THERAPY?

Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after you're done going to therapy sessions. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your family's situation.

WHAT IS GROUP THERAPY?

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which a group of patients meet in a supportive and encouraging environment. There clients will describe and discuss their symptoms and life circumstances together under the supervision of a licensed therapist.

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT​

We understand that when clinically necessary, medication management is an essential component for mental health treatment.  Our doctors work with clients and therapists to develop a comprehensive plan to address medication needs.

At BTST we provide medication management with dignity and respect. Our Medical Director and psychiatrists are leaders in the field and are board certified to treat both children and adults. BTST psychiatrists are culturally competent and work diligently to not only prescribe medications but to also take the time to provide psycho-education to our clients and families

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