Behavioral Health services are provided at CTC by licensed behavioral health therapists, including social workers and psychologists. An initial evaluation is completed for all children/families to determine the child’s specific needs.
Types of therapy available include:
- Individual Therapy
A one-on-one interaction between the therapist and the child and/or the parent(s)/guardian(s) to enhance problem-solving and coping abilities. The therapist identifies the problems to be addressed and works on formulating goals.
- Family Therapy
Together the therapist and the family decide how the sessions are structured. Issues are addressed by the family as a whole.
- Play Therapy
Helps children through art, play and talking individually or in a group. As the child interacts with the therapist or with peers, the therapist redirects the play to more appropriate behaviors.
- Social Skills Groups
Social skills groups are small groups (typically two to eight children) led by a therapist who teaches the children how to interact appropriately with others their age. They can help children learn conversational, friendship and problem-solving skills. They can also be useful in teaching children to control their emotions and understand other people’s perspectives. (Learn more)
- Wraparound Evaluations
Children eligible for medical assistance with a documented need for behavioral health services as prescribed by a licensed psychologist can be evaluated to determine eligibility for wraparound services in the home.
- Psychological Testing
consists of a series of tests administered to determine the child’s present level, including educational and cognitive testing