Minutes away from Orlando, La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is set in quiet, residential areas in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida. We treat individuals ranging from children and adolescents to adults. We have treatment programs for psychiatric issues, chemical dependency issues, and dual diagnosis for those suffering from both. The therapeutic environment at La Amistad is serene and homelike, and the semitropical climate of Central Florida allows for year-round activities. The greatest asset at our mental health facility is our staff, comprising highly-qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, professional nurses, social workers, therapists and psychiatric attendants who work as a team to uphold La Amistad's reputation for excellence in helping patients resolve behavioral health problems.
La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is a leader in the field of behavioral health care, and our experts are committed to providing the highest quality of care in an atmosphere that nurtures healing and growth. La Amistad enjoys full accreditation by The Joint Commission. La Amistad believes in building healthy communities, which start with healthy individuals, linked through sound relationships to their families, friends, neighbors and peers.
Therapists are responsible for conducting therapeutic services for residents of La Amistad Behavioral Health Services. They provide counseling sessions for families, individuals and groups. Therapists are responsible for interviewing and developing the psychological history, assessing the therapeutic needs of the individual and family, developing appropriate treatment objectives and monthly treatment summaries. Therapists act as the residents' and families' primary contact during the resident's stay within the program as well as their advocate with the treatment team. Therapists are also liaisons with outside agencies and individuals for the purpose of developing and coordinating discharge planning with the treatment team and family.
Conducts individual psychotherapy sessions for resident's individual caseload at least one time per week as part of the therapeutic process
Conducts general psychotherapy sessions for residents' in-group caseload at least four times per week. Demonstrates a high level of clinical skill in assessing the clinical needs of the resident, determining appropriate group interventions and in conducting the group in accordance with these needs.
Conducts specialized groups as assigned based on education, training and experience.
Establishes rapport, systematically gathers data; determines client's readiness for treatment and change. Analyzes and interprets relevant data to determine treatment recommendations and priorities.
Coordinates with treatment team, family and residents in family caseload and implements discharge planning
Has understanding of Common Psychiatric Diagnoses. Can recognize associated behaviors and uses proper intervention techniques for Common Psychiatric Diagnoses
Documentation as required by facility Policy
Evaluates and demonstrates for age-specific behaviors, motor skills and psychological norms. Recognizes patient's level of psychosocial development and modifies approach accordingly