Sibcy House Programs
Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment
During the first 10 days of the patient’s stay an extensive array of assessments and testing instruments are identified based on the patient’s presenting issues.  Through this period the patient meets with a range of clinical professionals that form the multidisciplinary treatment team in order to complete the assessment process.  During this time patients begin to form trusting relationships with staff that are available to meet individualized needs.  Upon completion of the diagnostic workups the clinical team reviews the information gathered and develops clinical recommendations that will be presented to the patient.   This in-depth diagnostic feedback occurs through a meeting of the multidisciplinary team, the patient, and family members as appropriate.  Key assessment and testing components include:
  • Psychiatric evaluation psychopharmacological
  • Psychological and neuropsychological testing
  • SCID:  Structured Clinical Interview and Diagnostics
  • Psychosocial assessment and aftercare planning
  • Nursing assessment
  • History and Physical Assessment – internist
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Neurological evaluation as needed 
  • Pharmocogenic testing (genetic testing) when indicated and at an additional charge
  • Spiritual assessment upon request
  • Clinical observation

28 Day Clinical Treatment Program
Each patient receives the Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment as part of the 28 day program and individual therapy begins during this assessment period.  The patient’s team is led by the attending psychiatrist and includes a psychologist, social worker, group therapists, nutritionist, recreation therapist, spiritual counselor, and a host of other professionals including RNs and mental health specialists.  This is a structured comprehensive program with a full schedule of daily events.  Several groups occur daily and cover a multitude of topics designed to deal with clinical issues and teach new skills.  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and exposure therapy are some of the primary approaches used at Sibcy House.  
  • Psychiatrist: Multiple visits per week
  • Psychologist: provides the individual therapy and sees patients multiple times per week
  • Social Worker: coordinates daily schedules and treatment, provides for clinical work with family or/support - care person, coordinates aftercare and follow-up for the patient
  • Recreation and leisure therapy
  • Spiritual care
  • Several groups per day based on individual need
  • A therapeutic environment that provides on the spot teaching and opportunities for skill application 

Continuing Treatment

At the conclusion of their initial stay, patients often choose to remain at Sibcy House for continuing treatment for intervals of seven days to continue following their treatment plan.

Within these programs, Sibcy House offers specialty tracks for patients diagnosed with: