Areas of Practice
Mental Health &
Mental Health and Behavioral Management
The staff of APA regularly provides a full range of mental health and behavioral management services to varied patients and organizations. These include:
Individual, Family and Marital Psychotherapy
Attention Skills Training for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Forensic Evaluation and Consultations
Pre-employment Psychological Screenings
Fitness for Duty Evaluations
Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization
Psychiatric Treatment/Medication Monitoring
Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Chemical Dependency
Hypnotherapy for Habit Control and Pain Management
Staff Development Programs in Behavioral Health
Eating Disorders Evaluation
Assessment and Treatment Planning for Learning Disorders
Sports Psychology/Performance Enhancement
Vocational Assessment and Guidance
FAA Psychological Evaluations
Specialized Mental Health Services
APA associates have over 25 years of experience coordinating the provision of complete evaluation services for patients with chronic pain problems. Treatment plans are developed to meet the unique needs of each client. These normally include brief psychotherapy of the patient and/or family members to deal with any co-existing behavioral or emotional problems that are exacerbating the pain problems; biofeedback and hypnosis to assist the patient in learning natural methods for dealing with pain and to alleviate stress; and non-addictive medication management of pain. APA believes a time-limited approach that emphasizes behavioral and environmental treatment is most effective.
Brain Injury Rehabilitation
The staff of APA possesses internationally recognized expertise in the field of neuropsychology and brain injury rehabilitation. We also maintain close affiliation with a number of neurologists and neurosurgeons. Neuropsychological assessment of head injured or neurologically impaired individuals is a specialty of the company, and is typically the first step in the process of rehabilitation. A treatment program is then designed that may include counseling for emotional or behavioral problems, medication, and cognitive remediation. Cognitive remediation is a specialized technique designed to assist cognitively impaired individuals to recover lost abilities and learn to compensate for these abilities in order to become more functional. APA has been providing these services for over thirty years. Some of these services are also applied in cases of ADHD.
The staff of APA has been involved in forensic mental health activities for over thirty years. We have considerable expertise in this area and have served as consultants to attorneys, federal and local governments, and health management companies. APA is able to provide evaluations, case reviews, and general consultations to our clients in this area. Seminars on various topics in forensic mental health can be provided upon request. Examples of issues dealt with by APA in this area are:
Civil Liability in Loss and Casualty
Head Injury and Personal Injury Claims
Criminal Cases involving Intent and Competence
General Competence Issues
Independent Medical Evaluations
Transitional Drug Abuse Treatment Services
Substance Abuse Treatment
APA’s substance abuse treatment approach is cognitive behavioral, rational behavioral, solution and social skills training focused, and includes a wide array of techniques in the treatment process. These are selected based upon a thorough assessment of the patient and the development of a treatment plan. APA uses a biopsychosocial treatment model that recognizes the genetic, biological, family, economical, cultural and developmental factors that affect a person’s choice to use drugs.
APA has over thirty years experience in designing and implementing behavioral health and organizational development programs. It has been highly successful in providing programs and comprehensive treatment services for its clients, both public and private. APA utilizes solid research and clinical experience to design innovative and cost effective programs. These have saved our clients a great deal of expense, while providing excellent outcomes. Our staff utilizes state-of-the-art computer technology to ensure comprehensive tracking and data analysis of programs.
APA provides services to companies focusing on wellness and preventive programs as well as human resource development. We have extensive experience in:
Human Resource Analysis
Psychological Analyses and Consultation
on New Product Introductions
APA has a specialized program for providing additional, time-limited, interventions and consultation
to businesses and other organizations upon request.
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