WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Northside Psychological Services is a combination of both private practice and community mental health provider. We provide services to children and adults (EAP, private insurance, private pay, etc.) in our private practice setting. In our Community Care Program, we provide services to children and adolescents in their homes.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Jane Bonk, Ph.D., LCSW

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

Dr. Jane Bonk is a team leader, evaluator, and commissioner who has led over 25 site visits for COA.
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Purpose

Residential Treatment Services provide individualized therapeutic interventions and a range of services, including education for residents to increase productive and pro-social behavior, improve functioning and well-being, and return to a stable living arrangement in the community.

PA-RTX 15: Populations with Specialized Care Needs

The agency brings in additional service providers and consultants and modifies program design, service planning, and staffing, as needed, to serve residents with specialized care needs.

Interpretation: Examples of populations with specialized care needs include but are not limited to:

  1. older adults;
  2. children and youth with pervasive developmental disorders;
  3. children and youth who engage in fire setting;
  4. individuals who exhibit sexually reactive behavior;
  5. victims of physical, psychological or sexual abuse;
  6. LGBTQ population, especially those with gender identity issues;
  7. individuals with eating disorders; and
  8. individuals who have trouble communicating or being understood without special assistance.
Services provided by specialists are integrated into each resident’s service plan, as appropriate.

NA The agency does not serve individuals with specialized care needs.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • A description of the services provided to residents with specialized care needs
    • Documentation of residents with specialized care needs
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Residents
    • Review case records
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