Provides urgent, time limited, care for individuals experiencing mental health related concerns using evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches to change.
To begin, a client undergoes a comprehensive psychiatric assessment by both a therapist and a psychiatrist. Clients must be willing to engage in change oriented therapy. Both individual and group therapies are available going forward based on the treatment plan. The number of sessions needed to make desired change(s) varies from person to person, however, patients will attend 6-10 sessions on average.
Referrals may be made to other Alberta Health Services and/or community services as needed.
Clients between the ages of 18 and 69 (and not functionally geriatric) who:
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
A referral from the Foothills Medical Centre Emergency Department or through Access Mental Health is needed.