At Vive Adolescent Care, we offer a series of in-depth assessments as a way of better understanding the cognitive and emotional condition of our patients. Having a clear picture of each child's thoughts, feelings and behaviors is critical to developing a treatment plan tailored to their immediate needs and future goals.
A few of the primary outcomes derived from our assessments and other diagnostic tools are:
- Observations relative to how they manage the demands of social, educational, and family life.
- Clarity on past traumatic events.
- Deeper understanding of how they process feelings and thoughts, both negative and positive.
- Views on relationships and boundaries.
- Identification of strengths and weaknesses.
Throughout their time at Vive Adolescent Care, clients are observed continually by staff in a variety of individual and group settings and recorded in order to gain deeper insights into their behavior and status.
Understand & Treat Each Teen
Daily visits from our psychiatric nurse practitioners, and other members of the clinical and medical teams, also are used in conjunction with our assessments to better understand and treat each teen in our care.Take our assessment test
Standard Vive Assessments
Each client receives the following assessments while at Vive:
- Beck's Anxiety (Anxiety scale)
- PHQ-A (Depression scale)
- SCARED Anxiety Questionnaire (Differentiates types of anxiety)
- SWAN - ADHD Rating Scale (ADHD & types)
- MDQ (Mood Disorders/Bipolar)
- SQAY (Suicide risk & resiliency questionnaire)
All of the above assessments are scored and reviewed by their therapist and psychiatric provider. Once completed, there is a Vive Assessment Summary Form that is completed by the case management team.
Vive Assessment Summary
Upon Discharge, the client completes the Beck's Anxiety, PHQ-A, and SQAY Assessments once more and then added to the Vive Assessment Summary Form. This Assessment Summary is finalized upon Discharge and provides insights into their progress during their stay. A copy is provided to parents/transport team as part of their discharge packet.
There are also two separate Discharge Summaries completed upon discharge. One is completed by their therapist (Clinical Summary) and the other by their psychiatric provider (Medical Summary). A copy of these will also be provided to parents/transport team as part of their discharge packet.
The discharge packet will also include other information such as educational materials on safety, their diagnoses, discharge medication list, medication education sheets, lab results, client's current medications plus a 1-month prescription, personal rec therapy activities, etc.
We also can do further testing for personality disorders, scales for side effects of the medications, etc. We typically do not do any Weschler or other IQ/processing speed assessments. We can do some Autism Testing, either standard or high-functioning via CARS-2 and/or ADOS-2.