EVALUATION PROCEDURE

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE ASSESSMENTS FOR MOST PATIENTS SEEKING CARE. HOWEVER, YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED A PATIENT AT BACA UNTIL AFTER YOU COMPLETE THE INTAKE. IF DURING THE INTAKE THE CLINICIAN DETERMINES THAT THE PATIENT NEEDS MORE INTENSIVE CARE, THEY MAY BE REFERRED TO ANOTHER FACILITY THAT CAN BETTER OFFER THE CARE THE PATIENT WOULD NEED. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

 

Evaluation Procedure for patients 17 and younger

  1. Step 1: Parent/Caregiver Session: The first part of the assessment is an interview with the parents to collect detailed information on current symptoms, as well as family history of any mental health issues. The child is not brought to this session. In addition, the parents are given several screening questionnaires to complete and bring back completed by the child's first appointment. 

  2. Step 2: Child Sessions: The next step in the intake assessment are two separate interviews with the child. These sessions are spent building rapport and discussing current problems in a friendly, fun environment. The child is also asked to complete several age-appropriate questionnaires bring back by the child's second visit. 

  3. Step 3: Findings & Treatment Options: The final component is a session in which the findings from the screening tools and intake sessions are discussed and different treatment options are provided to the family. Depending on the age of the child, all family members are encouraged to attend. Every family is given results from their questionnaires and receives a one page summary of findings. 


Evaluation Procedure for patients 18-26 years

1.     Young Adult Session 1: The first part of the assessment is an interview with the patient to determine if we are able to treat them in our outpatient clinic. The patient will be given several screening questionnaires to complete and return back by the next scheduled session. The clinician will collect detailed information on current symptoms, as well as family history of any mental health issues.

2.     Young Adult Session 2: The patient will meet with the clinician and return the completed questionnaires from the previous session. The clinician will review the questionnaires and discuss the treatment recommendations as well as address if we can treat the patient in our outpatient clinic. If the case is determined to be too severe for the outpatient clinic, the clinician may recommend Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP) in BACA's Young Adult IOP. PLEASE NOTE: A third appointment maybe scheduled if the clinician was unable to get all the necessary information to complete the assessment.