Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview
A psychiatric diagnostic interview may consist of a clinical interview, a medical and mental history, a mental status examination, behavioral observations, medication evaluation, and/or prescription by a licensed psychiatrist. The psychiatric diagnostic interview concludes with a written report which contains a diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, therapy, or counseling is a process focused on helping patients heal and learn more constructive ways to deal with the problems or issues within their life. It can also be a supportive process when going through a difficult period or under increased stress, such as starting a new career or going through a divorce.
Generally, psychotherapy is recommended whenever a person is grappling with a life, relationship, or work issue or specific mental health concern, and these issues are causing the individual a great deal of pain or upset for longer than a few days. There are exceptions to this general rule, but for the most part, there is no harm in going into therapy even if you’re not entirely certain you would benefit from it.
- Individual, family, and group counseling
- Education on methadone treatment and its advantages
- Identifying markers for success
- Workforce placement referrals
- Information sharing and referrals to various provider organizations
- Social interaction and development
- Clarifying goals and problem solving
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP) Group Session