WE ARE METICULOUS ABOUT OUR INTAKE PROCESS... AND PROUD OF IT!
The first step to beginning treatment involves a comprehensive assessment that spans 1-3 sessions scheduled for 60 minutes or longer each. Patients stepping down from residential or intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment may want to schedule one 3-hour assessment to aid transition into outpatient services at AOBHC. Depending on treatment needs, the first several sessions may include an introduction to the practice policies and procedures, completion of a comprehensive clinical interview, completion of standardized questionnaire assessments, explaining the nature of the problem, and treatment planning to focus on a course of treatment.
the importance of completing intake forms and Questionnaires
By completing the intake forms prior to your appointment, you will save valuable time during your session as your clinician can focus on reviewing only relevant and pertinent information for your assessment and treatment. At the end of your first appointment, your clinician will ask you to complete a set of evidence-based standardized measures to further evaluate your symptoms. These questionnaires are used to measure the severity of your symptoms and are given every 3 months to assess your improvement over the course to therapy. This ensures that your clinician is delivering their inventions efficaciously and that you are fully engaged and participating in the treatment process.
Please download the following forms, review and complete them, and bring them to your first appointment:
- Service Agreement Form
- Service Agreement Child/Adolescent Addendum (Age 1-17)
- Adult Intake Form (Age 18 & older)
- Child Intake Form (Age 1-17)
- Payment Information Form
- Release of Info / Emergency Contact Form
Also bring copies of any previous records you feel might be helpful, such as copies of neuropsychological or psychological evaluations, intake and/or discharge papers from inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, or intensive outpatient programs, or any behavioral observation and reports.