Behavioral Health Specialty Programs

Psych-Oncology Program

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute and Behavioral Health Services offer a Psych-Oncology Program with a multidisciplinary team including Oncology Clinical Social Workers, who work with patients undergoing cancer treatment to reduce emotional distress and improve quality of life. Psych-Oncology is a specialty in cancer care concerned with understanding and treating the social, psychological, emotional, spiritual and functional aspects of cancer, from prevention through bereavement.

People with cancer have much higher rates of depression and anxiety. Patients who suffer from anxiety and depression often have an inferior quality of life, suffer more pain and have a harder time keeping up with their cancer treatment schedule. With appropriate treatment, these patients can have an improved quality of life and are able to manage their treatment. Some studies suggest there are better outcomes in cancer care when depression and anxiety are addressed and treated. Please click here to visit our Oncology Specialty Program.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program (PSR) 

  • Designed to benefit patients who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition that impairs their ability to lead meaningful lives
  • The focus of the program is to develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning and social environment of their choice
  • Skills are taught in the areas of communication, socialization, independent living, symptom management, employment, grooming, hygiene, nutrition, health and wellness, emotions/coping skills, leisure and recreation and community involvement/volunteering
  • The PSR program is 5 days a week (Monday through Friday), from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • The overall goal of the program is to help those impacted by their mental illness integrate back into the community to the best of his/her ability
The guiding philosophy of our PSR program is one of clinical and social support which ultimately promotes self-efficacy. Our client-centered approach views the participation of the patient in his or her rehabilitation as an essential element in the process. Our goal is for the patient to be an active participant in decision-making regarding treatment as well as their life outside of treatment. Self-help and empowerment are recognized as key components of this recovery process.

Intensive Outpatient Recovery Program for Substance Use Disorders 

  • Evidenced-based, 18-week comprehensive treatment program integrating the Co-Occurring Disorders Program developed by the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and Hazelden
  • Program is abstinence based with a 12-step approach; includes 12-step meetings with sponsorship
  • Initial IOP phase meets for 10 weeks/ 4 days a week from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Second phase - Aftercare, meets once a week on Wednesdays for 1.5 hours from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Northside’s Recovery Program has an integrated treatment approach. This team consists of Psychiatry, Nursing and individual Therapists. Care is individualized to meet the needs of the patient population
  • Family component is included to promote long-term recovery
The goal of this program is to actively engage patients in learning about the disease of addiction while developing skills to promote long-lasting recovery. Our staff works compassionately and non-judgmentally with patients to provide treatment that encourages development of positive relationships and wellness-centered living.

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