For 40 years, The Life Adjustment Team has been implementing state-of-the-art comprehensive outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation and substance abuse treatment using the best evidence-based practices. We provide one-to-one support in the home, community, school, and workplace when appropriate and work with clients who have a variety of conditions.
Our Case Management Program is designed for individuals living with a mental health diagnosis and/or struggling with Failure to Launch Syndrome. The Case Management visits consist of individualized activities, guided by our trusted DPN Method, with the goal of helping clients learn the skills and tools needed to lead emotionally balanced and fulfilling lives.
What Clients Can Expect
Clients take part in individualized one-to-one sessions with Master's level staff. The treatment plan is determined and customized based off the need of the client and/or their family. Plans typically include 1 - 5 sessions per week, lasting any where from 1 - 3 hours each session. LAT prides themselves on being an active partner with external treatment teams, as our goal is to provide the client with a true 360-degree wrap around service. The focus of our services follow the seven Domains of Functions outlines in How We Help.
Concepts for living well are explored using the 7 Principles of Success: Centering, Giving and Receiving, Making Choices, Acceptance, Intention, Detachment and Purpose. These principles are practical common concepts and are the foundation of what most of us have been taught since early childhood. Unfortunately, just because we know the right thing to do, doesn't mean we actually do it! Mentoring helps people discard false beliefs and problem behaviors, replacing them with new concepts and rules to live by that allow for personal fulfillment and healthy, nurturing relationships, as well as provides the foundation for a productive satisfying life.
These principles are not taught as a course but are introduced for discussion when a problem or situation presented indicates a lack of understanding or a need for further explanation or clarification of one of these fundamental principles.
The first principle addresses the importance of implementing daily stress reducing techniques to build self-confidence, peace of mind and self-awareness so when an opportunity presents itself you are in a state of mind to capitalize on it. There are infinite possibilities in life and we can have a significant impact on what happens to us when we are at our best.
Giving and Receiving
The second principle simply states whatever you put into something will determine what you will get out of it. So if there is something you want like respect, friendship or even money give it and you will find it comes back in the most interesting ways. This empowers each of us to get exactly what we want out of life as long as we are willing to give it.
The third principle is how to make good choices. This is based on the concept that if we make good choices we have good outcomes, and when we make bad choices we find out by recourse why it was a bad choice in the first place. Learning the techniques of how to make good decisions and why this is important to you, makes it much easier to follow through with good choices even when they’re difficult.
The fourth principle addresses responsibility. Before we can act responsibly we must grasp the importance of the situation at hand and understand it happened for a reason, a good reason, even if is only to help you learn or appreciate something. Regardless of the situation, the key is your ability to respond using good judgment and to do the right thing: This is true responsibility. When we can think like this we find that we don’t need to waste energy being defensive.
The fifth principle is based on staying focused, or how to fix in your mind exactly what it is you want, and to review it daily until it becomes a reality. Most of us use this technique all the time (two year olds seem to enjoy it the most). Think of the last time you had a real burning desire for something and got it, that same mental process can help you attain anything you desire as long as you are persistent.
The sixth principle, states that rigidity and control are the main culprits that can prevent us from attaining our goals. Detachment from an outcome does not mean we abandon our intention but that there are an infinite number of details which could fulfill your desire so don’t limit yourself to only what you know. When we force solutions on problems, we actually create new problems.
The seventh principle is about recognizing the clues to what special talent you have and how you can best develop it to contribute on some level to society.
Personal satisfaction can be assessed using LAT’s 7 Quality of Life Needs: Variety, Consistency, Significance, Feeling Connected, Growth, Making Contributions, and the need for Passion. Problems that diminish the quality of life are the reason most people seek out therapy or participate in rehabilitation. Evaluating satisfaction, happiness and success is a subjective process. Our staff is trained to identify the specific need that is not being met in a situation and is skilled in identifying the proper action necessary to fulfill that need.
Changing even simple things can be difficult on your own. Coaching provides motivation, support and consistency to achieve results especially when past attempts to make changes have been unsuccessful. Coaching shapes newly acquired skills and encourages the repetition necessary for mastery.