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Mental Health

Therapeutic Milieu

What is the definition of Therapeutic Milieu? manipulation of the environment to support adaptive coping, interaction, and the improvement of relationship skills by psychiatric clients.
What are the assumptions of Therapeutic Milieu? each individual is encouraged to grow; each interatcion is a therapeutic opportunity; the client owns the environment; the client owns his/her behavior; peer pressure is powerful and useful; inappropriate behavior is dealt wih immedeiately
Components of Therapeutic Milieu? containment; support; validation; structure; involvement
Who does this best work on? younger adolescents
Milieu management includes? interdisciplinary care; self-care is fostered; client education; community meetings; life skills groups; medication administration; working with support systems/families
What are some Therapeutic Milieu Outcomes? physilogical needs are met - Maslow; privacy & space needs are met; participation in self-government; responsibilities (jobs) are assigned by client capability; structured programs of social & occupational activities are part of treatment plan; fam part.
Created by: vjkyle