Intensive Residential Treatment (IRTS)
Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) provides a high level of direct service and supports for individuals 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 ten individuals receiving IRTS are residents of Community Counseling Center's Ridgeway House (7 residents) and the Louis E. Mastermen Center (7 residents).
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 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)