Evidence-based practices, or EBPs, are interventions for which there is strong, consistent evidence that client outcomes are improved.

  • Illness Management & Recovery (IMR)
    • This evidence-based practice uses proven methods to assist people with severe mental illness achieve positive results. This method has proven most successful with people diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and major depression.

      The overall goals of IMR are to:
      • Learn about mental illness and strategies for treatment
      • Decrease symptoms
      • Reduce relapses and rehospitilizations
      • Make progress toward goals & recovery
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • DBT offers help for people who have difficulty with tolerating painful emotions, quick or uncontrollable mood swings, coping with stress, interacting with others, impulsivity, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, feeling safe in the moment and self-worth. This evidence-based practice helps patients learn the skills they need to achieve their treatment goals.
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
    • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidenced based practice designed to improve outcomes for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who are identified to be most vulnerable to hospitalization and homelessness. ACT offers services 7 days per week, 365 days per year, with 24 hour support coverage to include functional support, case management, and therapy as well as an after hour on-call crisis line. 

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