Alongside traditional counseling, Priestley Mental Health offers a number of mental and behavioral health services that are recognized by the State of Idaho as best practices for promoting recovery and building independence. These services often (though not always) occur in tandem with therapy, and we encourage you to speak with your counselor about a potential referral to any program you feel may be beneficial for you or a loved one.
Case management is a service that facilitates access to other health services. Case managers are qualified mental health professionals who are knowledgeable about the many resources and services that are available to people who have a behavioral health diagnoses or serious mental illness. Case management services are provided to people who are unable to navigate the service system on their own and do not have the resources to access needed services. In short, the purpose of case management is to help people learn about--and access--the behavioral health, medical, and social services they need and to help people find independence by learning how to get those services themselves.
Peer Support services
Peer support services are recovery services in which a certified peer support specialist (CPSS) use his or her lived experiences to engage with, educate, advocate for, guide, and support clients who have a series or persistent mental illness. Because peer support specialists have themselves experienced mental illness or trauma, they serve as a role model for recovery and rehabilitation. A peer support specialist will assist clients in setting goals, developing a recovery action plan, creating a relapse plan, solving problems, and addressing barriers to recovery. Peer support services are offered to adult clients ages 18 and older.
Family support services
Family support services provide assistance to caregivers who are caring for a child diagnosed with a mental health, developmental, or substance abuse disorder. A certified family support partner (CFSP) uses his or her lived experiences to engage with, educate, advocate for, guide, and support the primary caregivers. A CFSP will assist a family in developing their own "recovery plan" to promote their personal hopes, wellness, and recovery; the CFSP's goal is to help a family return to successful living in the home, school, and community.
Community-based rehabilitation services (CBRS) for children & Adolescents
CBRS for children and adolescents is a home, clinic, or community-based program available to children and adolescents who are recovering from a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or behavioral health diagnosis. This interactive service promotes resiliency, assists the person with acquiring age-appropriate skills, or helps the person with compensating for (and hopefully eliminating) barriers that are related to their SED diagnosis. This is a person-centered services that often involves hands-on, child-selected activities outside of the clinic (in the environments typical children encounter in their day-to-day lives) that focuses on specific skill building support. It is not a generic support service and is based on a treatment plan written by the CBRS program manager in tandem with the child, the parent(s), and a counselor. CBRS is given by services providers who are qualified to perform psychiatric rehabilitation in Idaho and meet high education and training standards.
Community-based rehabilitation services (CBRS) for Adults
CBRS for adults is a home, clinic, or community-based service that promotes recovery for those who are recovering from a severe and persistent mental illness. This service, offered by qualified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners, has the intent to rehabilitate and eliminate interpersonal or environmental barriers resulting from the person's symptoms. Adult CBRS is typically offered in tandem with counseling services and can promote specific skills building in a number of common critical domains: vocational/educational, financial, social, family, basic living skills, housing, community, legal, health/medical, psychiatric, or any other area of life in which a personal is experiencing functional deficits.
School-based CBRS or psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR)
This type of child and adolescent CBRS is offered in the school setting. In school CBRS, students with an SED diagnosis can be paired with a qualified specialist who delivers skills-building mental health services via in-classroom interventions. School CBRS specialists work alongside a student's teacher(s), school case manager, and other school staff to support the student in learning to function and thrive despite the challenges of his or her diagnosis. School CBRS specialists are mental health specialists employed by Priestley Mental Health and outsourced to Preston School District; they are not school employees. If you are interested in obtaining school services for your child, contact your child's teacher, school counselor or behavior specialist, or school case manager. You may also contact our office and speak with our program director or school CBRS program manager.
Respite care services provide parents or caregivers with short-term child or adolescent care services that offer temporary relief (literally "respite"), improve family stability, and reduce the risk of child neglect or abuse. Respite care services can be offered to any family in need of support (foster, kinship, adoptive, or birth families). While respite is not simply babysitting or an alternative to day-to-day child care, respite care can be a planned, recurring service or offered during emergencies or times of crisis. Respite care workers are all trained in mental health and are required to be certified in first aid and CPR. If you feel your family could benefit from this service, contact our office or speak with your counselor.