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Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

SCLHSA’s treatment philosophy is based on the recovery process. The goal of this process is to guide clients in understanding their potential to heal themselves by collaborating with the client, family members and other individuals. This collaboration forms a supportive network enabling clients to make positive changes and manage their behavior in order to achieve their highest possible quality of life.

SCLHSA provides the following services:

  • Behavioral Health Assessments– Determines the level of care and individualized treatment needs.
  • Individual Therapy– Utilizes evidence-based techniques focused on the client’s identified in the individualized treatment plan.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy– Utilizes evidence-based techniques focused on teaching skills for healthier marriage and family relationships.
  • Group Therapy– Utilizes evidence-based practices focused on building and practicing recovery support skills for the special populations including addictive disorders, mental health, co-occurring and gender specific.
  • Psychiatric Evaluations– Determines the diagnosis and the medication needed to help the client accomplish a recovery lifestyle.
  • Medication Management– Visits to monitor and/or adjust the client’s medication regimen to reduce mental health symptoms.
  • Crisis Intervention– Risk assessment, triage and the appropriate interventions for acute psychiatric and/or substance abuse needs in an effort to maintain the client in the least restrictive environment.
  • Certified Peer Support Specialist Services– Provides skill building sessions, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) group, referral assistance and other support services to clients in each of the Behavioral Health Centers.
  • 3rd and 4th Offense DWI Program– Provides treatment for 3rd and 4th DWI convicted felons in accordance to the current Louisiana Law, R.S. 14:98.
  • Psychological Testing– Utilizes standardized testing to assist the treatment team with differential diagnosis, and in determining levels of psychological functioning including cognitive ability, intellectual functioning, achievement, learning disorders, psychological disorders, personality dynamics and attention problems.
  • Tobacco Cessation– Provides gum, patches and/or medication in addition to education and/or therapy to help clients quit tobacco products.

Intensive Outpatient Program

SCLHSA offers a structured Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for clients with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders aimed at providing education, recovery skills and individual support. IOP creates a seamless continuum of care for individuals needing more structure than traditional weekly outpatient treatment or as a step-down to inpatient or residential treatment.

Admission to the SCLHSA Intensive Outpatient Program is determined by a qualified behavioral health practitioner and based on the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria which includes the following:

  1. Client is not in active withdrawals.
  2. Client has a dependence diagnosis without detox needs.
  3. Client is medically and psychologically stable.
  4. Client’s primary co-occurring diagnosis is substance abuse.
  5. Re-engagement in outpatient treatment as an aftercare from an inpatient or higher level of care.
  6. Client has a high potential of relapse
  7. As the least restrictive level of care when outpatient level of care is not appropriate.
  8. The client’s person centered plan is reviewed and updated/modified every 30 days while in IOP.

A transition plan shall be completed with the client prior to completion of IOP.

Primary Care Services

SCLHSA offers integrated primary health care services to active clients in our system that have been stabilized on behavioral health medication. The integration of primary care and behavioral health care provides another step in the continuum to recovery and resiliency.

Specialty Programs

SCLHSA offers Specialty Programs designed to meet client/community needs and compliment current behavioral health treatment programs. These programs were added to our client services ensure clients receive quality, evidenced-based treatment for problems that are not typically offered in a community mental health setting.

Substance Abuse Professional Services– SCLHSA’s certified SAP provides assessment and completion interviews for individuals in violation of the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulation 49 CFR Part 40.

Anger Management Program– SCLHSA provides assessment, education and treatment of anger management. An assessment and anger management screening tool will be utilized to determine the appropriate level of care needed. If client meets the criteria for education or treatment of Anger Management, he/she will be enrolled.

Family and Divorce Mediation– Licensed staff will provide mediation services for domestic disputes or family issues: divorce property division, spousal support, custody, visitation, adoption, premarital preparation and more.

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Social Security Disability Evaluation

SCLHSA performs consultation and psychological assessment for the Social Security Disability Determination Office to assist in identifying disability eligibility. Fees associated with this service are paid for by the Social Security Disability Determination Office.

Prevention Services

SCLHSA partners with community agencies to provide evidence-based prevention services in the school setting in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary and Terrebonne Parishes.

Life Skills Training (LST)- SCLHSA partners with Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council and Options for Independence for this program. LST is offered in grades 2-8. The program is proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. LST provides students with confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.

Project Alert– SCLHSA partners with Bayou Council Behavioral Health Services to provide this program. Project Alert is a program for middle or junior high school students in grades 7 and 8. The program focuses on alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use and seeks to prevent adolescent non users from experimenting with these drugs, and to prevent youth who are already experimenting from becoming regular users or abusers. Based on the social influence model of prevention, Project Alert is designed to help motivate young people to avoid using drugs and to teach them the skills necessary to understand and resist pro-drug social influences.

Kids Don’t Gamble, Wanna Bet- SCLHSA partners with Bayou Council Behavioral Health Services to provide this program. Is is a Gambling Prevention Program designed for youth in grades 3-8 to discourage underage gambling through improved critical thinking and problem solving. It can be used as a stand-alone component of a prevention program or part of an integrated component for other prevention programs.

SYNAR– SCLHSA partners with Bayou Council Behavioral Health Services to provide this program. The program is designed to educate and reduce retailer violations of the law which prohibits the sale and distribution of tobacco products to persons under the age of 18.

Children’s Services

  • Assessments– Determines the level of care and individualized treatment needs.
  • Individual Therapy Sessions– Utilizes evidence-based techniques focused on the client’s needs identified in the individualized treatment plan.
  • Group Therapy Sessions- Utilizes evidence-based practices focused on building and practicing recovery support skills for the special populations such as addictive disorders, mental health, co-occurring and gender specific.
  • Family Therapy Sessions– Utilizes evidence-based techniques focused on teaching skills for healthier family relationships.
  • Psychological Testing– Utilizes standardized testing to levels of psychological functioning including cognitive ability, intellectual functioning, achievement, learning disorders, psychological disorders, personality dynamics and attention problems.
  • Psychiatric Evaluation– Determines the diagnosis and the medication needed to help the client accomplish a recovery lifestyle.
  • Medication Management– Visits to monitor and/or adjust the client’s medication regimen to reduce mental health symptoms.
  • Crisis Intervention– Risk assessment, triage and the appropriate interventions for acute psychiatric and/or substance abuse needs in an effort to maintain the client in the least restrictive environment.
  • Interagency Service Coordination
  • Parent Management Training– Evidence-based intervention for children under 8 years old aimed at reducing symptoms of Disruptive Behavioral Disorders (DBDs).
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy– Evidence-based intervention designed for working with children from birth through age 6 who have experienced a traumatic event.

Inpatient/Residential Treatment Services

SCLHSA provides financial compensation to partnering community agencies to provide inpatient and residential services. These services allow clients struggling to maintain sobriety the opportunity to learn recovery skills in a secure setting. Upon completion of inpatient and/or residential programs, clients are transitioned back into the community and continue to receive services through SCLHSA Intensive Outpatient Program or SCLHSA Outpatient Program

  • Fairview Medically Supported Detox– SCLHSA partners with St. Mary Parish Government to provide Inpatient Treatment service. Fairview Treatment Center provides Medically Supported Detoxification services to persons who are at risk of acute withdrawal symptoms. Twelve beds are provided for men and women who meet the admission criteria for uncomplicated detoxification.
  • Fairview Treatment Center– SCLHSA partners with St. Mary Parish Government to provide Inpatient Treatment service. Fairview Treatment Center provides Residential Substance Abuse Treatment to adults 18 years of age and older. Clients learn coping skills within the framework of a recovering community guided by licensed and certified addictions counselors. Fifty-one beds are available for men and women who meet criteria.
  • Claire House for Women and Children– SCLHSA partners with St. Mary Parish Government to provide Inpatient Treatment service. Claire House for Women and Children provides Residential Substance Abuse Treatment in a Halfway House setting for women and their dependent children under the age of 12. Claire House provides a structured disciplined environment and physical learning by utilizing developmentally appropriate practices in addition to a complete holistic learning experience. This program has 12 beds for women and 24 beds for children and are available if criteria have been met.
  • Assisi Bridge House– SCLHSA partners with Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux Catholic Social Services to provide this inpatient treatment service. The Assisi Bridge House is a non-profit, residential Halfway House and Independent Living Program providing extended secondary treatment to males working to recover from chemical dependency. The program is focused on developing personal and social skills to assist in becoming a well-rounded individual within our society. 15 beds are available to individuals who meet the admission criteria.

Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities serves as the single Point of Entry into the Developmental Disabilities System and provides support coordination.

  • Disability Assessment
  • Reviews Individual Plans of Support
  • Referrals
  • Ongoing Support Coordination
  • Oversees Public and Private Residential Services