McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
Our mission is to provide the kind of personalized, comprehensive psychiatric and rehabilitative care that enables people to understand, accept and manage their illnesses so they can return to the community and live as independently as possible. Let us help you. Call 617.855.3756 today to speak with our program director, Sharon Berman, LICSW.
You will receive an individually tailored evaluation that may include psychological testing, neuropsychological testing, neuromedical consultation, and dual-diagnosis assessment.
Along with your case managers, you will plan individual and group treatment experiences using the resources of Appleton, McLean Hospital and the surrounding community. Residents often use the services of other treatment programs at the hospital. Weekly goal-setting meetings are held to assess progress in the program.
Individuals come to the Appleton residence with differences in skills and abilities that influence the pace of their recovery. We work with people to progress through treatment at an individually suitable pace that typically occurs in five phases.
In this beginning phase, residents are also oriented to their new surroundings. Their treatment involves understanding and stabilizing people's illnesses, as well as helping them build therapeutic relationships with staff members.
People with psychotic symptoms often have difficulty establishing a daily routine and following a schedule. Our goal during this second phase is to assess people's capabilities and engage them in setting goals. The treatment team helps residents develop and work on comprehensive treatment plans.
In this third phase, residents begin to learn more about their symptoms so they may participate actively in their own recovery. The work of treatment is balanced by a focus on enhancing social skills. In-house educational groups, individual meetings with members of the treatment team, and outings in the community facilitate these goals.
In this essential phase for residents toward attaining greater independence, we assess the ability to function in the community. Residents use the new skills they have acquired to resume educational and vocational activities, including volunteer work and paid employment. Performance is monitored continually and activities and treatment plans are modified to suit individual goals.
The final phase of treatment involves helping residents solidify the gains they have achieved in their functioning and recovery. Staying with a treatment program over time is a signal for transition to community-based living. Some residents move to a supported apartment situation, others step down to a community-based residence, while others return to live with family.
Residents are now prepared for a lifetime of growth and development with support from community-based providers.