Outpatient Children's Clinic (OPCC)
The OPCC provides the following core treatment modalities: Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Parent Guidance, Group Therapy, In-Home Service, Case Management
In addition to the above modalities, The Center offers psychiatric consultation and medication management as an adjunct to a given plan of care developed jointly by the child and family's primary clinician and The Center's interdisciplinary team.
The Center's OPCC is also designated as an Enhanced Care Clinic (ECC) by the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CTBHP) and as such is committed to providing children, adolescents, and their families with better quality behavioral health care and more timely access to these services.
Emergent cases are seen at the clinic within 2 hours through The Center's Crisis Intervention Service (CIS). Urgent cases are seen within two days and routine cases seen within two weeks. Extended coverage outside of normal business hours for active cases is also available. The Center also coordinates care with several local pediatric practices and primary care physicians.
Latino Behavioral Health Program
The Latino Behavioral Health Program of The Center's Outpatient Children's Clinic (OCC) is currently staffed by two full-time Latina clinicians and a Spanish-speaking child and adolescent psychiatrist. In additional to their clinical training, these staff members are adept at addressing cultural issues, which along with behavioral challenges, affect the functioning of the child and family.
To assist Spanish-speaking families with the behavioral and emotional challenges of their children, the Latino Behavioral Health Program provides individual, family and group therapy; psychiatric consultation and medication management; and psycho-educational programming and parent guidance in Spanish.
Family outreach is another important component of the program, as is coordination with other community organizations and schools. In regard to the later, staff members also accompany Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers to school meetings, including PPTs, when advocacy is needed.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services
The Center's Enhanced Care Clinic (ECC) provides psychiatric consultation and medication management for children up to 19 years of age. These services are provided by The Center's two board certified child and adolescent psychiatrists who consult with all programs and clinical staff at the Center.
Medication for psychiatric symptoms is only prescribed in conjunction with a plan of care developed by the primary clinician and members of The Center's interdisciplinary team. Although medication alone does not constitute treatment for children and adolescents with these issues, it is often essential to a treatment plan that includes individual, family and group therapy.