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Adult Programs


Acute Services: a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for persons age eighteen and older, who may be experiencing a variety of problems including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, family, or work related issues. Professional therapeutic assistance may include psychological testing, and/or psychiatric evaluation. Various therapeutic treatments are offered.

Long-term Services: comprehensive mental health programs for adults with long-term or persistent mental illness. Services include diagnosis, treatment, outreach and case management and continuity of care for persons discharged from an inpatient unit or transferred from another community agency.

Autism Programs for Children

These are available to children with a diagnosis within the autism spectrum classification. Treatment utilizes the highly effective, scientifically documented methods of applied behavioral analysis. The preschool program offers intensive, discreet trial therapy in the home, while the school age program offers behavioral techniques prescribed by a psychologist and implemented by Scranton Counseling Center’s trained staff. All training is in accordance with nationally accepted standards.

Child and Adolescent Services

Provides diagnostic and treatment services for children and adolescents up to age eighteen who have adjustment or emotional problems including depression, ADD, ADHD, school adjustment, parent/child conflict, eating disorders, fears, anxiety and loss of control. Evaluations include family assessment, psychological testing and psychiatric evaluations. Treatment includes, but is not limited to, individual, family, group and play therapy.

Children's Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)

These include Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS), Mobile Therapists and Behavioral Specialist Consultants.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

This service is available to schools, businesses and other employers. It is a comprehensive, organized approach for the reduction and control of the harmful aspects of stress. It involves systematic approaches to guiding people from the initial trauma, through reactions, to reintegration into functioning. CISM manages the situation from the initial call through the follow-up phase with a process that includes various approaches to help manage and defuse a seemingly out of control situation, providing a forum for exploration, education and a return to the new normalcy.

Dual Diagnosis Residential Program

A 24 hour residential program that serves as a diagnostic, evaluative and treatment setting which integrates mental health and intellectual disability services. The program provides treatment for adult male or female residents who are diagnosed with a developmental and a psychiatric disorder.

Early Intervention Program

Identifies and addresses developmental delays, disabilities, and special needs of children from birth to age three and their families. Additional services include service coordination, family support services and family training. “Watch As I Grow” provides routine assessment and general information to insure age appropriate progress for high risk children until their third birthday.

Emergency/Crisis Intervention

Available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week including holidays. Immediate mental health care and evaluation for persons in a state of emotional crisis, are provided by mental health professionals trained in the techniques of crisis intervention. Emergency service is available on site at the Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours and on weekends and holidays, SCC staff is located at Community Medical Center in the Emergency Room and can be reached by calling the center’s phone number (348-6100).

Employee Assistance Program

Provides prompt, professional services to help employees with personal or job related problems.

Family Based Mental Health Services Program

A team of trained therapists provide services to children at risk of needing placement out of the home due to serious mental health problems. The services are provided in the home and are family focused. Referrals to the program can be made by any child service agency as well as by the parents.

Intensive Case Management & Resource Coordination Case Management

These are services provided to children and adults with serious and persistent mental illness. ICM & RCCM provide consumer specific service plans that are goal and outcome oriented. The program is designed to insure access to needed resources such as medical, social, educational, vocational, and other services. It also monitors service delivery, assessment and planning, networking and advocacy.

Intellectual Disabilities Department

Provides comprehensive evaluation and developmental information and case management for individuals,who have developmental disorders. Services include service coordination, family support services, day treatment and residential programs for individuals with a combined developmental disorder and psychiatric diagnosis, counseling, specialized groups, behavioral management, psychological testing, and assistance in accessing community options, volunteer/adult education/vocational programs, leisure and recreational opportunities, and residential planning.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Provides day and/or evening treatment programs for adults needing more intensive treatment than outpatient therapy, but not requiring hospitalization. The goal is to treat an individual in the community and help him/her to maintain an active role in community life.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program

Rehabilitation refers to activities which focus on discovering and developing a person's strengths. Rehabilitation assists persons to improve functioning to gain desired roles in their community. Psychiatric Rehabilitation believes that people with mental illness can recover. They have personal strengths and the ability to make choices in their lives, achieve self-reliance and community integration, and develop skills and have access to appropriate resources.

Possibilities Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program is grounded in the Principles of Boston University Approach to Psychiatric Rehabilitation, The Community Support Program, and Recovery Oriented Behavioral Health Services. The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program is designed to assist individuals with mental illness to choose, get, keep personal goals in a living, learning, working and/or social environment of their choice.

If you are not satisfied or are not having success with your current living situation, job, social life, wellness, or maybe you are thinking of going to school, Psychiatric Rehabilitation might be for you.

School-Based Case Management

Early indentification and intervention progam to strengthen educational, family and social network of elementary school children with adaptation problems in the school setting. Advocacy and supportive services are provided. Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides mental health consultation to SAP Teams in secondary schools. Program identifies and assesses students at-risk for drug & alcohol or emotional problems and refers them for appropriate services.


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