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Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI)

Child Diagnostic Center (CDU) (5S)

The CDU is a 10-bed unit treats children ages 2 to 12 and represents a new approach to treatment for children with mental illness. The unit takes a multidisciplinary approach, relying on specialists in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work and education as well as speech, language and occupational therapy. The staff uses a unique approach involving Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) while working with the children to identify their individual needs based on how they interact with others.

Acute Women’s Psych (5N)

The PRI Women’s Unit is a 10-bed acute care unit that focuses on the psychiatric and mental health needs of females, including pregnant and post-partum patients. We create a supportive and caring environment that provides many therapeutic opportunities for our patients to learn new coping skills and enhance existing skills for situational and chronic depression, anxiety, bipolar, borderline personality, and other long-standing mental health needs. Our therapeutic modalities include: psychiatry, nursing, social work, activity, exercise, and chaplain groups. Our multi-disciplinary team assists patient progression to safely function at their highest and most independent level outside an inpatient setting. Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT) is an available treatment for intractable depression and other mental health conditions, which have not responded to medication or psychotherapies.

6S & 6N – Descriptions to be added.