The mission of the Disruptive Behavioral Unit program is to provide individuals an intensive therapeutic program that will focus directly on disruptive behaviors. These behaviors inhibit treatment and have the potential to affect other residents' progress. Placing individuals that are disruptive in one common area allows CPT to formulate and implement specific types of treatment plans designed to identify the stressors that may be causing the disruptive behaviors. This highly structured program creates an atmosphere that minimizes distraction and focuses on recovery.
A Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist conducts weekly 1-on-1 staffing sessions addressing behavioral issues, medication changes, and program compliance. The psychiatrist also provides weekly group therapy sessions that gauge the overall progress of the unit. The unit at full capacity has a 3 resident to 1 staff ratio. This ratio provides the attention and rehabilitative skills necessary for a quicker recovery. In addition to the 3:1 staffing ratio, a twenty-four hour nursing staff provides medications necessary to reduce agitation levels as needed, as well as acitivty personnel to provide group and leisure activities. A Team Leader and Program Clerk are also assigned to the unit for treatment plan implementation, progress reviews, and quarterly reporting.
The behaviors that are deemed severely disruptive and conterproductive to treatment include, but are not limited to the following:
Individuals whose symptoms have been stabilized maintain "continuity of care" by being admitted directly into the MHRC main program. A proven track record of success helps reinforce the individual treatment plan, reduce the reoccurence of disruptive behavior, and promote successful rehabilitation.