This team of mental health professionals provide highly individualized treatment, rehabilitation and support to people living with severe and persistent mental illness in pursuit of a meaningful recovery.
Help with medication, education, psycho-social rehabilitation, activities of daily living, relationships, vocational rehabilitation, addictions, advocacy and family support is provided.
The ACT model is based on a recovery-oriented, long-term community based intensive case management service with specific eligibility and admission criteria.
It is important to note that referrals to ACT services should not be made with the expectation that the referral will facilitate an early discharge from an inpatient hospital admission.
Other community supports should be considered in discharge planning until ACT services are able to admit clients considered appropriate for ACT services.
Exclusions – These clients would not be considered appropriate for ACT services:
1. Primary diagnosis of personality disorder, substance abuse, developmental disability, or organic disorders (all more appropriately treated by other specialized services).
2. Client is too violent or has other significant risks that would impact safe community care.
3. Client is in long term care/nursing home or Homes for Special Care.
A form of psychotherapy that engages the person in examining and challenging their psychotic experiences and developing coping strategies to manage symptoms.
CBT-P is a form of psychotherapy that helps a person experiencing psychosis become more conscious of their distressing beliefs (voices and delusions) and patterns of thinking to help them execute strategies to reshape these patterns to achieve a positive outcome.
It is a 16-week program completed individually or in a group format by a regulated health care professional trained in CBT-P. This program includes both professional and self-guided learning. Each session can be tailored to meet everyone’s unique needs, preferences, and accommodations.
Our participants will see a decrease in distressing thoughts, emotions and behaviors relating to their psychosis. Participants will be given a toolkit of strategies to build resiliency and strength in working towards their goals in their recovery journey, improving their quality of life.
Please speak to a Canadian Mental Health Association -Kenora staff member if you are interested in completing this program or have any other questions. They will complete a referral screener to ensure you meet appropriate criteria. Once criteria are meet, a CBT-P trained staff will then contact you with the next steps in beginning the CBT-P program.
The below form is ONLY for individuals wanting to refer for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis and Family Intervention Therapy.
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