Intensive Residential Treatment (IRTS) Lou E. Masterman
Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) provides a high level of direct service and supports for 7 clients living with chronic mental health diagnoses (i.e., anxiety, bi-polar, depression, personality disorders, etc.) that often involve severe behavioral and emotional issues resulting in guardianship. The Department of Mental Health and guardians refer clients to Community Counseling Center's Lou E. Masterman Center, a residential home that provides a structured environment and an opportunity for residents to live independently and remain in the community.
The Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) is a specialized treatment program under the direction of a Master degreed Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) who ensures that services are delivered by a team of professionals who have the qualifications and skills necessary to meet the needs of residents and promote their recovery. The QMHP provides weekly group staff supervision to discuss issues and review residents’ progress in meeting their treatment plan goals.
The cornerstone of Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Residents are required to attend weekly DBT skills training, application, and coaching groups, and are encouraged to practice the skills they have learned on a daily basis. Residents also attend DBT individual counseling sessions provided by an onsite therapist. An onsite nurse is available to residents regarding medical needs.
Funding: Department of Mental Health (DMH)