Family-Focused Therapy

General Clinical Programs (Family Focused Therapy) use evidence-based practices to address a variety of family and mental health complications to increase community engagement, family cohesion, and overall wellness. Clients may vary in age, from 3 years old through aging adults and service frequency is determined on a case by case basis through communication between the service provider and the client/client guardian. Clinicians often use individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy to accomplice these goals. The clinical team is comprised of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counseling Associates, supervised Master Level Interns, and Psychologists endorsed as Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP).

Issues addressed include but are not limited to:

  •  Marital problems, parent-child relationships, divorce coping, depression management, anxiety reduction, family system complications, and various other problems
  • Specialized counseling for child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and families in transition
  • Specialized groups for victims and families of sexual abuse, sex offenders (adults and adolescents), students at risk of academic or social failure, and individuals who batter.
  • Specialized counseling for relatives as caregivers

Diagnostic Assessment

The agency has explored a series of diagnostic tools for assessment and intervention strategies because of alleged physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or neglect and/or the removal of children from the care and control of their parents or when family dynamics are in question regarding delinquent behaviors. These services generally include:
  •  Clinical Interview
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Parenting/Family Functioning Assessment

Workplace Services

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Managed Care Services (MCS) for companies and organizations. Providing a range of services including:
    brief counseling, post trauma services, personal and confidential evaluation

Fees

Payer resources and fees are listed in our Client Agreement and in the Contract and Guidelines for Counseling Services provided to clients and/or client guardians at the first appointment of services. Referral sources are maintained by each therapist and are provided upon request or transfer of the client.Each participant is responsible for counseling fees. Group fees are fixed. Individual/family sessions are on a sliding fee scale. Third party payments are accepted.

About SAY

SAY is a specialized therapy and case management program which works with children and youth who have committed a sexual offense and their family members through individual, family, and group therapy as well as home-based case management. The SAY clinical team is comprised of Credentialed Sexually Abusive Youth Clinicians (CSAYC), Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counseling Associates, supervised Master Level Interns, and Psychologists endorsed as Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP). All individuals involved in the program are referred through the Department of Child Services (DCS) and Grant County Juvenile Probation.

The goal of the SAY program is to promote community safety by developing healthier adolescents through focus on the adolescent’s struggle with sexual behavior while also treating their past trauma issues and any other mental health concerns present, which helps to reintegrate adolescent into family and community.

Who?
The SAY program works with youth (typically ages 12 to 18) who are involved with either the juvenile probation system or the Department of Child Services on account of sexually maladaptive behaviors.
Why?
According to current research, about 40% of sexually maladaptive youth have also been victims of sexual abuse, while nearly 100% have experienced trauma in some way. The goal of the SAY program is to promote community safety by developing healthier adolescents.
How?
The SAY program focuses on the adolescent’s struggle with sexual behavior while also treating their past trauma issues, and any other mental health concerns present.
Where?
SAY works with multiple agencies in Grant County, IN and other surrounding counties.

 

Sex Offenders Program

The Sex Offender Program provides comprehensive treatment for offending adults through a Cognitive-Behavioral treatment approach utilizing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to provide an opportunity for clients to master their deviant sexual behaviors and engrained self-centered thinking patterns, so they can continue their lives without inflicting more traumas on others. The clinical team is comprised of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counseling Associates, supervised Master Level Interns, and Psychologists endorsed as Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP).

The focus of treatment includes the following:

  • Taking Responsibility for the offending behaviors; owning one’s Self-Centeredness
  • Engaging in Cognitive Restructuring; managing Deviant Sexual Interests; developing Victim Awareness
  • Learning Emotional Regulation
  • Understanding one’s Sexual Offending Cycle
  • Working on Intimacy Deficits
  • Practicing Relapse Prevention.

Service providers work with a treatment team comprised of courts, law enforcement (including probation officers), local DCS offices, and more to protect community members. The Sex Offender Program is located in a locked section of the building that does not have contact with offices in which victims and/or potential victims receive treatment.

 

Home-based Case Management

The FSSI home-based case management model is a strength-based multi-systems treatment program built to work with referrals from DCS and probation. This program utilizes a cognitive-behavioral case management and therapy team approach.  The model is goal-oriented, time limited, present focused, within the natural environment of families who need assistance recovering from physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, pre- and post-adoption services for adoptive families at risk or in crisis, and juveniles with adverse behavioral issues and their families.  All services focus on increasing the strength and stability of the family (families are self-defined).

Our home-based case management program seeks to identify and extinguish behaviors which are of concern not only to the referring agencies, but to the family and the community.  Research has shown treating the youth exclusively and neglecting the other systems often leads only to short-term success.

The philosophy of the home-based model is that in order to effectively help children and adolescents, you must also help their families.  The systems model stresses the importance of not only working with clients to solve clients’ problems, but also with the many other major systems with which the client is involved.  These systems may include family, friends, employment, social service, political, religious, goods and services, and educational systems.

Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Family Service Society’s Substance Abuse Treatment program aims to lead individuals to a life of sobriety and addiction recovery. Just as important is Family Service Society, Inc.’s goal to not only change the addicts life for good and for the long-term, but also to impact the entire family unit, restoring strained and severed relationships, providing parent education and family support and assisting with building a network of support for relapse prevention for every client.

The clinical team is comprised of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Counselors certified in Addictions Counseling, Licensed Mental Health Counseling Associates, supervised Master Level Interns, and Psychologists endorsed as Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP).

Services include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy,
  • Support network therapy
  • Beginning Recovery groups
  • Supportive Expression groups
  • Relapse Prevention groups
  • Seeking Safety women’s groups

School-Based Therapeutic Services

Maria Wilson with our school-based programming, began providing Botvin LifeSkills Training in small group settings to selected students in grades 3-6 at Marion and Mississinewa Community Schools. Botvin is evidence based programming that promotes healthy alternatives to risky behavior through activities designed to:

  • Teach students the necessary skills to resist social (peer) pressures to smoke, drink, and use drugs
  • Help students to develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enable students to effectively cope with anxiety
  • Increase their knowledge of the immediate consequences of substance abuse
  • Enhance cognitive and behavioral competency to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors

Individual services are weekly for students needing additional support or dealing with grief.  Case management assists with issues identified as problematic by the group therapist through engaging with the child and school staff.

 

For more information on the program offered by Family Service Society, contact Maria Wilson
Phone: 765-662-9971 ext. 101

For more infromation on Botvin LifeSkills please visit this Website

Diversity-sensitive counseling and case management is provided for each above listed service and can be specifically requested by the client/client guardian upon referral; this can include requesting translation services, gender-specific counseling, racial/cultural minority sensitive counseling, sexuality sensitive counseling, religion sensitive counseling, and/or disability sensitive counseling.