Kobacker Center

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Outpatient Treatment

smiling boysOutpatient Clinic offers a variety of services including children and adolescents who are suffering from a variety of mental health diagnoses including depression, anxiety, ADHD, developmental problems, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, behavioral problems and/or family stress.

The outpatient team provides comprehensive evaluations and makes recommendations for treatment, which could include individual and family therapy, group therapy, medication therapy, play therapy, and parental guidance.  Outpatient services could also include after school programming or community based services, both individual or in conjunction with families, schools, and other services providers.

Treatment is provided by a variety of clinicians and trainees. All clinicians are members of the medical staff at The University of Toledo Medical Center, including those working as independent contractors, or are employees of The University of Toledo Medical Center. All trainees are part of an accredited program and supervised by an appropriate clinical supervisor.

Mental Health Assessment is a clinical evaluation provided by an eligible individual either at specified times or in response to treatment, or when significant changes occur. It is a process of gathering information to assess client needs and functioning in order to determine appropriate service/treatment based on identification of the presenting problem, evaluation of mental status, and formulation of a diagnostic impression. The outcome of mental health assessment is to determine the need for care, and recommend appropriate services/treatment and/or the need for further assessment. Persons served are adults, adolescents and children with mental illness or emotional disturbance.

Pharmacologic Management service is a psychiatric/mental health/medical intervention used to reduce/stabilize and/or eliminate psychiatric symptoms with the goal of improved functioning, including management and reduction of symptoms. Pharmacologic management services should result in well-informed/educated individuals and family members and in decreased/minimized symptoms and improved/maintained functioning for individuals receiving the service.. Persons served are adults, adolescents and children with mental illness or emotional disturbance. 

Behavioral Health Counseling and Therapy services are interactions with a person served in which the focus is on treatment of the person’s mental illness or emotional disturbance. When the person served is a child or adolescent, the interaction may also be with the family members and/or parent, guardian and significant others when the intended outcome is improved functioning of the child or adolescent and when such interventions are part of the treatment plan. Persons served are adults, adolescents and children with mental illness or emotional disturbance.

Partial Hospitalization (PH) services are an intensive, structured, goal-oriented, distinct and identifiable treatment that utilizes multiple mental health interventions that address the individualized mental health needs of the client. Clinically indicated by assessment with clear admission and discharge criteria, the environment at this level of treatment is highly structured, and there is always an appropriate staff-to-child ratio in order to guarantee sufficient therapeutic services and professional monitoring, control, and protection. We offer parenting group, ACT group, Girls' group, and possible boy's group. The purpose and intent of partial hospitalization is to stabilize, increase or sustain the highest level of functioning and promote movement to the least restrictive level of care. The outcome is for the individual to develop the capacity to continue to work towards an improved quality of life with the support of an appropriate level of care. Persons served are elementary age children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders, which impede their success in less restrictive educational settings. Persons served are adolescents and children with mental illness or emotional disturbance. 

Community Psychiatric Support Treatment (CPST) service provides an array of services delivered by community based, mobile individuals or multidisciplinary teams of professionals and trained others. Services address the individualized mental health needs of the client. They are directed towards adults, children, adolescents and families and will vary with respect to hours, type and intensity of services, depending on the changing needs of each individual. The purpose/intent of CPST services is to provide specific, measurable, and individualized services to each person served. CPST services are focused on the individual’s ability to succeed in the community; to identify and access needed services; and to show improvement in school, work and family and integration and contributions within the community. Persons served are adults, adolescents and children with mental illness or emotional disturbance.

Last Updated: 6/17/14