Entering treatment Flash Team meeting I noticed everything was pretty much the same except the unity I was on had some changes. The unit I was interning at used to be the Senior Care Unit , but now it switched to MedPsyc. The senior unit was preferably for senior citizens with mental illness and those who are medically compromised who need mental health treatment. Now with MedPsyc the unit is able to charge insurance companies for treatment of both physical illness and mental illness with the mental illness being the primary. As a result, anyone regardless of age have first preference of being admitted to the unit as long as they have a physical illness to accompany their mental illness.
It was nice being back knowing I was completing my last …show more content…
Observation: This week we had a break through with one of the clients who was having a psychotic episode and was unable to bring herself to talk. I sat in on a therapy session with my site supervisor. We had difficulties finding a family member to talk to regarding the 19-year-old high school student discharge plan, so I decided to call the school. This helped because we were able to get more information from the school social worker and contact a family member to help with discharge planning and transportation.
It was great to be able to create solutions for the client’s treatment. Some of the employees thought that it was not going to help them, but I was happy the results were in the client’s favor.
Week: January 25,2016-Januar 28, 2016
On this week I led group, documented clinical notes on patients, went to Flash, had supervision, and met with patients for one to one.