Adult Program

La Amistad Adult Campus

La Amistad Behavioral Health Services in Central Florida provides an Adult Program that offers a confidential, structured program of support and therapy. The psychiatric treatment program places primary emphasis on building healthy relationships, facilitating personal growth and independence, and teaching coping skills to deal with the emotional and biological problems that have rendered the individual incapable of normal functioning in the home, work and/or school environment.

The Adult Mental Health Program is offered as a residential or partial hospitalization (day treatment) program. This program serves individuals with serious behavioral, emotional, family, school and social problems. Typical behavioral health problems treated include:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Sexual/physical abuse
  • Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality disorders
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD

Strong family involvement is recommended, encouraged through family therapy, frequent visits and telephone calls. Conference calls with the facility staff, patient and family enhance work with geographically distant families.

Treatment Components Include (Treatment components are subject to change depending on the needs of the resident):

  • Medication Management
  • Individual, family, and group therapy
  • Community group for peer issues
  • Specialized therapy groups to include trauma and chemical recovery
  • Family Support Educational Group (Every Saturday)
  • Integration /Orientation into the program
  • Morning Exercise and Meditation Group: Daily Group
  • Goals Group: Daily
  • Nursing Group- Three days a week -Review of health issues and role of medications in treatment
  • Nutrition Group- Mindfulness/Relaxation Group- Using mindfulness techniques and relaxation including Yoga- 5 times per week
  • Psychotherapy Group- CBT/DBT Techniques
  • Recreational Therapy – Daily with focus on experiential activities/Team Building/Problem Solving/Conflict
  • Life Skills Groups-Daily Psycho-Educational Groups on various topics pertinent to mental health
  • Expressive Therapy- Using art to enhance expression
  • Adventure/Recreation Therapy. Focus on resolution and assertiveness. Identifying and implementing leisure skills. RT groups are led by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).
  • Computer Access
  • Music Therapy
  • After-Care Group- To assist with development of after- care plan
  • Vocational Assessment
  • On-site Wellness Center