In Home Psychotherapy Program "IPP"
Serving Northeastern Wisconsin and The Fox Valley
Flexible individual and family psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, young adults (ages 3-18) and their families offered in the home.
IPP services are for children with mental health diagnoses who are experiencing difficulties in at least two settings: school, community, peer relationships, family relationships and/or legal. Child may also be experiencing violent or suicidal behavior. The child's emotional/behavioral problems must be more severe than can ordinarily be managed in an outpatient setting. The child/adolescent must have insurance through Medicaid, Forward Card or Badger Care.
How does the program work?
Innovative Counseling In home staff will:
- Assess the child's needs and strengths to determine if in-home psychotherapy is appropriate.
- Provide treatment in the child's home where the immediacy of the concerns can be addressed.
- Provide two to eight hours of therapy per week.
- Use a strength-based approach during individual and family sessions.
- Provide parenting support, parenting education, collateral contacts with schools, community organizations and other service providers.
- Continually assess need to determine length and frequency of service (usually 3 months to a year).
Services are provided by a team consisting of a state certified Senior Psychotherapist with a Masters in Counseling, Clinical Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy and a Second Team Member with a Masters or Bachelors degree and extensive experience working with children and adolescents with mental health and behavioral concerns.
A variety of therapeutic practices, consistent with best practices, are used in this program, including but not limited to: behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, play therapy, family systems therapy and solution focused psychotherapy.
The In Home Psychotherapy Program is offered as a Medicaid card service and requires a prior authorization process to be completed for Medicaid approval before services may begin. Cases are offered on a case by case approach rather than by counties, but currently teams are providing services to children/adolescents and their families in Brown, Shawano, Calumet, Winnebago, Outagamie, Oconto, Door, and Kewaunee Counties. Other counties may be added in the future.
Sample of Mental health and/or behavioral diagnoses IPP works with:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Tourette Syndrome
- Conduct Disorder
- Adjustment disorder
- Anger Management
- Disruptive behaviors
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Peer Relationship Issues
- Family Relationship Issues
Commitment and Motivational Factors:
- Family must be willing to be available for in home intervention by a team 2-6 hours per week.
- Family members will commit to services for 3 to 12 months, depending on need.
- Family participation is vital to the success of the in home program.
- Session time will include some family therapy as well as individual therapy with the child or adolescent, skill building, parent education and parent support.