OUR PRIORITIES are to ensure security and discretion, courtesy, reliability and efficiency.
WE PRIDE ourselves in maintaining:
• Professional, personalized service
• Flexible hours/immediate availability
• A unique and competitive approach
WE are able to assist your facility in:
• Medication Management
• Psychological Testing and Neuropsychological Evaluations
• Comprehensive Treatment Planning
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY can play an important role in the treatment of an individual’s psychiatric problems. Steinmann Institute views medication management as a collaborative process with patient, psychotherapist and facility all-playing an important role. Helping patients understand what medication can, and just as importantly, what medication can not do in treating psychiatric disorders is an important aspect of medication management. Potential risks, benefits and alternative treatment options are carefully considered and explained before initiating treatment. Systematic and careful follow up allow for the optimization of treatment.
STEINMANN IS SYNONYMOUS WITH EXCELLENCE
We have expertise psychiatry and well-established contracts with various agencies along the Wasatch Front.
Our tailored service has been developed to keep your organization’s foremost interests, expectations and budget in consideration.
We style our services to your specific needs, from on-site evaluations to remote telepsychiatry options for rural or distant settings.
Collaborative, team-based approach for patients of every age and stage of development are available from initial evaluation to follow-up treatment. Expert clinicians representing a broad range of complementary specialties bring an unparalleled, integrated and comprehensive approach to treatment planning and continuing care.
Evidence-based treatments ensure that our patients receive the latest, safest and most effective therapies available. Our staff of clinicians includes leaders in psychiatric and psychological research, who participate in numerous studies of new treatments. In some cases our patients may participate in these studies, benefiting from the most attentive and leading edge care possible:
• Diagnostic evaluations and second opinions
• Expert consultation
• Medication management
We provide diagnostic and treatment services individuals who are affected by a wide spectrum of mental health problems:
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder
• Anxiety and Mood Disorders
• Obsessive-Compulsive and Tic Disorders
• Learning Disorders
• Drug and alcohol addiction
Our simplified fee schedule for medication management is $215.00 per hour.
What is Neuropsychology?
Neuropsychology is a professional specialty concerned with learning and behavior in relationship to an individual’s brain. Dr. Sugerman is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in how learning and behavior are associated with the development of brain structures and systems. Formal testing of abilities such as memory and language skills assesses brain functioning.
As a neuropsychologist Dr. Sugerman conducts the evaluation, interprets the test results, and makes recommendations. Dr. Sugerman collaborates with Steinmann Psychiatrists and your Facility in guiding therapeutic intervention, medication management and overarching scholastic development that will meet the unique needs of your patients.
How is a neuropsychological evaluation different from other types of evaluations?
Scholastic assessments are usually performed to determine whether an individual qualifies for special education programs or therapies to enhance scholarly performance. They focus on achievement and skills needed for academic success. Routinely, they do not diagnose learning or behavior disorders caused by altered brain function or development.
Why is an Individual Referred?
Patients are referred by a doctor, teacher, school psychologist, or other professional because of one or more problems, such as:
• Difficulty in learning, attention, behavior, socialization, or emotional control;
• A disease or inborn developmental problem that affects the brain; or
• A brain injury from an accident, birth trauma, or other physical stress.
A neuropsychological evaluation assists in better understanding the individual’s functioning in areas such as memory, attention, perception, coordination, language, and personality.
What is Assessed?
A typical neuropsychological evaluation of an adolescent may assess these areas:
• General intellect and Achievement Skills
• Executive Skills
• Learning and memory
• Visual–spatial skills and Motor coordination
• Behavioral and emotional functioning
Some abilities may be measured in more detail than others, depending on the individual’s needs.
What will the Results Show?
By comparing the individual’s test scores to scores of individuals of similar ages, we create a profile of the patient’s strengths and weaknesses. The results guide intervention in a number of ways:
• Testing can explain why the individual is having scholastic difficulty. For example, an individual may have difficulty reading because of an attention problem, a language disorder, an auditory processing problem, or a reading disability.
• Testing also guides Dr. Sugerman’s design of interventions to draw upon the individual’s strengths and opportunities made available through your facility.
• Testing can help detect the effects of developmental, neurological, and medical problems, such as epilepsy, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, or a genetic disorder. Testing may be done to obtain a baseline against which to measure the outcome of treatment or the individual’s development over time.
• Different disorders result in specific patterns of strengths and weaknesses. These profiles of abilities can help identify a disorder and the brain areas that are involved. For example, testing can help differentiate between an attention deficit and depression or determine whether a language delay is due to a problem in producing speech, understanding or expressing language, social shyness, autism, or cognitive delay.
Neuropsychological comprehensive evaluations begin at $2000.00.
SPECIALIZED TREATMENT FOR EATING DISORDERS
Steinmann Institute believes in providing psychotherapy that is an adjunctive service to therapies provided in a milieu or residential setting. Many teens enter a therapeutic facility with disordered eating patterns. These patterns may not be fully recognized or understood, so eating disordered patterns may go undiagnosed. Additionally, symptoms may present during different phases of treatment as teens use dysfunctional coping mechanisms to assist with emotional regulation.
We understand the complex psychological and biological nature of eating disorder syndromes, underscoring the need for thorough assessment and flexibility in treatment approaches. Medication management, neuropsychological testing, and creative psychotherapy can all be combined to meet the needs of clients with eating disordered behaviors.
OUR UNIQUE PSYCHOTHERAPY APPROACH starts with a thorough client/family evaluation to analyze the dynamics of how the eating disordered behaviors of the client are expressed within his/her current milieu. Each client will be assessed by our clinical psychologist regarding readiness for change, psychosocial problems and concerns, and symptom-related behaviors.
Eating disordered behaviors may significantly impair the crucial development of an adolescent’s brain and body. If the psychologist believes the client’s brain has been functionally affected by her disordered eating, she can provide a referral for neuropsychological testing and/or medication management. After more individualized information is gathered, a unique treatment plan is created by all the members of the Steinmann team. This plan can then be used as an adjunctive element to the current treatment plan of the client.
Psychotherapy that is tailored to the unique needs of clients with eating disordered behaviors is essential.
The psychologist, with direct input from the other Steinmann professionals, helps to implement the unique treatment plan for each client. The psychologist will coordinate treatment between the Steinmann team members and your facility’s milieu treatment team.
INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY can be provided as an adjunctive element to your facility’s existing programming and may include: behavioral interventions with food and body image challenges to help teens face their food fears and negative body image, psychoeducation with specific interventions to decrease and eliminate compulsive and addictive behaviors, cognitive therapy to increase insight and increase motivation for change, relapse prevention strategies, trauma processing with prolonged exposure strategies, and nutrition and fun fitness consultations with the client and your staff. Our psychologist will work with clients and their existing treatment team in your facility to identify and treat, together, the key elements related to the development and maintenance of their eating disorder attitudes and behaviors, including awareness of the cultural, social, interpersonal, psychological, and spiritual aspects of their problems.