Screening / Assessment / Referral
Any person within the ANDC service area will have timely access to a screening/assessment to determine needs and eligibility. Individuals, who are not eligible for treatment services through ANDC, will be referred to the appropriate agency for assistance.
The purpose of the initial assessment is to determine individual needs, the severity of those needs, and the service that would best meet those needs. The assessment process involves meeting with a mental health professional between one and two hours. Psychosocial history, current symptoms and problems impacting life, and level of functioning are assessed to help determine the needs of the individual.
Psychological testing is best defined as “the process of administering, scoring, and interpreting psychological tests” (Maloney & Ward, 1976, p. 9). All psychological tests require an individual to perform one or more behaviors, and these behaviors are used to measure some personal attribute, trait, or characteristic thought to be important in describing or understanding the behavior or to predict an outcome. However, psychological tests can and do differ in terms of the behaviors they require individuals to perform, the attributes they measure, their content, how they are administered and formatted, how they are scored and interpreted, and their psychometric quality.
Test scores are used to diagnose mental disorders, to determine whether medicines should be prescribed (and, if so, which ones), to treat mental and emotional illnesses, to select individuals for jobs, to select individuals for undergraduate and professional schools (for example, medical school, law school), and to determine grades.
Hiring decisions can dramatically affect both the person being hired and the hiring organization. From the organization’s perspective, a poor hiring decision can result in increased absenteeism, reduced morale of other staff, and lost productivity and revenue. From the employee’s perspective, a poor hiring decision may result in a loss of motivation, increased stress leading to depression and anxiety, and perhaps loss of opportunity to make progress in his or her career. ANDC performs testing for Business and the below requirements do not apply.
Requirements for Testing Services:
- Must be 4-19 years old
- Must have Sooner Care Insurance (benefits/eligibility will be checked during referral/screening)
- Must not have had testing in the last year
- Must have parent/guardian present during the appointment
- Must be willing to participate in service and sign consent for the service agreement
- Must be available for 2 hours as well as for your follow up consultation
If you are interested in this service, please contact our office at 405.708.6331 and a referral for testing will be completed. ADC's Licensed Mental Health Professionals will screen the referral and may set up an appointment with the Doctor.
Additionally, opportunities for Business are available. If you are an organization and are interested in this service as a part of your Human Resources Process, Growth process, or further insight into your current staff’s ability to interact as a TEAM, please contact Ashlee Day at 405.708.6331 x221 and we can explore contract possibilities.
Outpatient Counseling/Rehabilitative Services-Behavioral Health, Adult/Child
The philosophy of outpatient services is that all people can recover from behavioral health and substance abuse issues through effective treatment in the least restrictive and most convenient environment possible.
The goal of outpatient counseling is to promote emotional or psychological change to alleviate behavioral health and/or substance abuse problems in a manner that is trauma-informed/sensitive and culturally competent.
ANDC provides outpatient services through its clinics, home-based locations, school-based locations, and the community.
- Individual Group Counseling- Method of treating behavioral health and substance abuse issues using face-to-face
- one-on-one and group interaction between a mental health professional and consumer with the goal to promote emotional or psychological change to alleviate problems.
- Family Counseling- Face-to-face interaction between a mental professional and family with the goal to facilitate emotional
- psychological or behavioral changes and promote successful communication and understanding.
- Individual Rehabilitation Services- Face-to-face interaction performed by a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Specialist to assist consumers who are experiencing significant functional impairment due to behavioral health and/or substance abuse issues with the goal to educate and increase the skills necessary to perform activities of daily living and function in the community.
ADC offers Case Management services for consumers (Adult, Child, and/or Family) who require planned linkage, advocacy, and referral assistance to outside agencies and services. Case Management is utilized to facilitate integration and recovery in the community. Case Managers utilize a strengths-based model in the provision of this service. We offer support in the process of accessing computers, paperwork for initiating or renewing Insurance, food stamps, etc. We can assist with community resources such as food banks, clothes closets, utility services, medical services, and seasonal support i.e., summer camps, back to school, Christmas, and other holidays.
Outpatient Integrated Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Services
The philosophy of the ANDC integrated program is that all people can recover from behavioral health and substance abuse issues through effective substance abuse and co-occurring treatment in the least restrictive and most convenient environment possible.
The goal of ANDC alcohol, drug, and other addictions programs is to offer the persons served the highest quality treatment services possible in an environment that maintains consumer rights and dignity.
Any person requesting integrated counseling services on an outpatient basis shall be provided an initial screening and assessment. If the individual meets eligibility requirements for integrated services, he/she will be provided with the appropriate combination of counseling and psychosocial rehabilitation including individual counseling; group counseling as appropriate; individual rehabilitation; group rehabilitation as appropriate; and case management. All substance abuse treatment services provided shall be trauma-informed and sensitive to the impact that past and present trauma have on the individual. Treatment services are gender-sensitive, age-appropriate, and culturally competent for all consumers.
ANDC shall give preference in admission to the following target groups and priority by the following order: Pregnant injecting drug users; pregnant substance abusers; Injecting drug users; women with dependent children; and persons with HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C.
Community-Based Group Rehabilitation
The philosophy of community-based group rehabilitation is that everyone can recover and become a contributing member of the community.
The community-based group rehabilitation program consists of consumers 18 years of age and older or with parental and/or guardian consent. Community-based Group Services are geared toward providing training, education, and advocacy with the goal of integrating consumers back into the community to increase the quality of life. The group focuses on daily living skills, vocational training, community interactions, educational skills, independent living skills, and socialization within the facility and the community.
Consumers will receive a mix of services based on individual needs that include:
- Group Rehab
- Group Counseling
- Individual Rehab and/or Counseling
- Case Management
- Substance Abuse Counseling
ANDC Staff provides organizational, program, and clinical consultations. We work with community organizations and businesses, other colleagues in the psychology profession, child care facilities, public schools, social service and counseling agencies, and faith communities. We present workshops, training, and clinical consultations in the areas of technology enhancement, CARF updates, policy and procedure writing, multiple clinical topics, techniques, and methods as well as many other licensure needs. Staff is available to provide monthly consultation meetings, annual training, one-time events, and others as needed or requested. Our goal is to enhance the professional development of our field and foster peer support.
ANDC provides Clinical Supervision at different times during one’s educational level. ANDC broadly defines this process as a working alliance between a supervisor and supervisee, where the primary intention of the interaction is to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the supervisee. Other components include administrative education, licensure management, professional development, performance appraisal, mentoring, clinical education, as well as training, and participation in areas like clinical writing, treatment team meetings, and ethics and boundary consultation.