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Counseling services specifically tailored to your individual goals and therapy needs.

Individual, family, and group counseling will be based on each resident’s behavioral health issues as indicated in the treatment plan. For group counseling sessions, a contracted professional behavioral health specialist (Clinical Supervisor) shall determine appropriate content, scheduling, and frequency of counseling sessions.

Type of Counseling Behavioral Health Services
Individual At least1 hr. sessions per week – per resident
Group At least 1 hr. sessions per week – per resident
Family At least 1 hr. sessions per month – per resident as needed

In an event that the resident needs additional counseling, the resident’s placing agency may provide professional outside counseling. The agency has contracted with a certified Substance Abuse Counselor and an instructor specialized in Navajo culture; art and crafts.

Family members and legal guardian of residents will be encouraged to participate in resident’s case staffing and group sessions (not more than 10 individuals total in the group sessions). The Clinical Supervisor or Program Director will plan counseling addressing specific issues such as substance abuse or crisis situations, trauma therapy, grief resolution, and domestic violence.

Professionally led on-site group sessions include such topics – social skills, parenting, anger and stress management, relaxation, symptom management; vocational group’s services to support individuals achieve a vocation and are self-sufficient in the future.

Specific Behavioral Issue Topics

  • Personal development. Behavior management, self-awareness, values, belief systems, anger control, relationships, and communication skills. Education: literacy, study skills, GED, and post-secondary vocational options. Life skills: Health issues, stress management, goal setting, and independent living skills. Pre-employment work maturity: career awareness and self-appraisal, preparing and completing a resume, filling out an application, employment interviews, attendance, and punctuality. Social Skills Training Group: This group emphasizes what each member will be doing while in the program and reinforces social learning which takes place. The focus of each session is to help participants learn the social skills needed to relate appropriately to parents, siblings, and others. Role-playing, behavior rehearsal, modeling, and reinforcement will be employed as methods of teaching needed social skills. Anger Management Group: This group will discuss words commonly used to describe anger: rage, resentment, hate, hostility, and so on. Anger management skills (e.g. reflection, counting to 10) will be explored. The goals of this group include: teaching residents to be responsive to feelings i.e. not to control or be controlled by them; direct anger appropriately doesn’t suppress it or escalate it, and appropriately expressing feelings, wants and needs. Home Pass Evaluation: A potentially difficult component of the program is home passes. These passes are opportunities for residents to work on improving relationships with family members. Home passes are determined by a resident’s day-to-day participation in the program and level system. Home passes will be evaluated by completing a form and bringing it to the Peer/Personnel members Evaluation Group meeting for discussion. Substance Abuse Recovery Support: The substance abuse recovery support component is incorporated into our residential care program. This consists of basic support based on the Agency Medical Practitioner recommendation such as make sure resident maintains medication compliance, attends individual and group therapy, drug and alcohol education, and involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous activities. The contracted Substance Abuse Counselor provides group sessions at least once a month. This program is designed to meet the needs of our residents who have manifested documented previous substance abuse issues or who have otherwise disclosed consumption of alcohol or illicit substances. The purpose of support is to establish abstinence, improved social functioning, and involvement with community-based support groups.
  • Grief/Loss, Unresolved Self Esteem and Self-Worth, Therapeutic Recreation, Crisis Management, and Medication Education. Progress notes shall be documented in a resident’s record at least once a day. Resident shall receive observation, assistance, or oversight in all activities to maintain health, safety, personal care or hygiene, or independence in homemaking activities; and age-appropriate training or skill building in communication, the development and maintenance of productive interpersonal relationships, and occupational or recreational activities intended to prepare a resident to live independently or to enhance a resident’s independence.

    Population served:

    • Adult male and female ages, 18 years and older;
    • Diagnosis and history of treatment which may include:
      • Behavioral Health Adults Diagnosed as Seriously Mentally Ill;
      • May Demonstrate Substance Abuse History Needing Counseling and Support in Medication Compliance;
      • Borderline Developmentally Delayed Residents with Mental Illness Diagnosis;
      • Residents with History of Sexual Offences and/or Deviancy May Be Permitted, but this is not a Requirement for Admission;
      • Co-Occurring Disorders;
      • Domestic Violence Issues; and
      • Minimal Basic Adult Living Skills that Allow the Individual to Maintain Themselves and a Home.

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Take the first step towards a happier, more meaningful life. To schedule a counseling appointment, or if you would like more information about our services at Mwangaza Behavioral Health Residential Care, reach out to us at 520-248-1295. If you would like to personally meet our team, please Set An Appointment now.