At the Lieber Clinic, we offer state-of-the-art treatment for the cognitive symptoms of mental illness. Here, individuals who are experiencing cognitive problems can receive treatment to improve their thinking skills.
Many persons have impairment in the cognitive skills known as executive functions, which is an umbrella term for the regulation of the cognitive processes including working memory, reasoning, mental flexibility, planning, execution, and problem solving.
In taking a recovery-oriented approach to treatment, we seek to teach skills which will translate into real world goal achievement. One key area integral to overall functioning is the ability to create and maintain relationships. Underlying that ability are social skills and social cognition.
Early or first-episode psychosis refers to when a person first shows signs of losing contact with reality. Connecting a person with the right treatment during early psychosis can alter the course of illness and reduce the risk of long term disability.
The Lieber Clinic offers group-based treatments in which patients can learn skills to manage delusions and hallucinations, two common symptoms of psychosis. The objective of the treatment is to teach patients how to perform reality-testing, to decrease relative distress, and to reduce the degree to which psychotic thinking and phenomena interfere with everyday functioning. The two treatments currently being offered are CBT for psychosis and DBT for psychosis.
Mood Disorders is a broad category of mental illnesses which includes bipolar disorder and major depression, two of the disorders which can cause severe distress, psychosis, behavioral changes, impairments to cognition, and impairment in everyday functioning. The Lieber Clinic offers a broad array of group-based and individual services to treat bipolar disorder and major depression.
Many adults with severe mental illness experienced disability onset in early adulthood, causing interruption of their educational and vocational plans. Supported education and employment programs are evidence based treatments that help people get back to school and work.
Recovery Coaches work with clients to develop and strengthen independent living skills, organizational skills, work skills, education skills and social skills. Sessions that take place outside of the clinic provide opportunities for people to practice in the community the different skills learned in groups.
Also known as Cognitive Assessment, Neuropsychological assessment refers to the assessment of cognition and behavior, including examining the effects of any brain injury, illness or neuropathological process that a person may have experienced. Many mental illnesses are associated with cognitive impairment.
The Lieber Explorers Club provides safe, mentored opportunities to create social connections, engage in pleasurable activities, and gain exposure to new ideas, opportunities, environments, and experiences.
The Lieber Clinic views families as essential members of the treatment team, and welcome their involvement in treatment, shared decision-making, psychoeducation, and therapeutic support services.
Transition to college can be challenging for a range of reasons, and we offer a 5 week skills training program to build skills for college success. The program is 3 days per week from July 8th to August 9th, and open to participants age 18+ with a psychiatric diagnosis.