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Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, in association with the medical expertise of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, provides services in a supportive, safe, and family-like environment by nurturing, compassionate, and well-qualified staff. The team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, counselors, case managers, peer specialists, and mental health specialists.

We have also incorporated best practice models into our care and treatment plans, including the Comprehensive, Continuous, and Integrated System of Care used with individuals who have co-occurring illness. The goal is to welcome and engage the individual, family members, and significant others.

Our staff has received training and certification above and beyond what is required in such areas as addictions, forensics, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), trauma,  Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A), and Deaf/deaf and hard of hearing issues.
We provide an array of services to assist individuals in improving their quality of life. The JCAHO-approved Behavioral Health Outpatient services offers individualized comprehensive care for those diagnosed with a mental illness or who are experiencing life stressors.

Child and Adolescent Center (CAC)

The Child and Adolescent Center (CAC) provides outpatient services to children and adolescents ages 3 to 21 who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, educational, and/or family difficulties.  Providers have special expertise in the area of anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and mood and psychotic disorders. 

Services include:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric/psychological diagnosis and treatment
  • Individual, group, and family psychotherapy
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Psychological diagnostic testing
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) Program
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Adult Outpatient Center (AOC)

The Adult Outpatient Center (AOC) provides comprehensive psychiatric and psychological outpatient care to adults age 18 and above. These individuals may be experiencing difficulties due to behavioral, emotional, psychiatric, and/or relational issues.
The clinical staff takes an eclectic approach to treatment planning, drawing from both traditional and contemporary methods.  Services are available in English and Spanish, and the AOC also offers specialized services for the Deaf/deaf and hard of hearing community.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric/psychological diagnosis and treatment
  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Psychological diagnostic testing
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Center for Behavioral Medicine (CBM)

The Center for Behavioral Medicine (CBM) at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital provides outpatient specialty mental health services for patients who suffer from a wide variety of co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, kidney and liver disease, short bowel syndrome, and neurological conditions secondary to trauma and/or illness. The CBM provides comprehensive evaluations, psychological and neuropsychological testing, cognitive rehabilitation, individual psychotherapy, and pain management. In addition, evaluation, treatment, caregiver support, and support services are offered to patients and their caregivers, with issues related to aging, dementia, medical illness and other neurological syndromes. Psychological evaluations are also provided to assess candidacy for various surgical procedures, including pre-bariatric surgery, and heart, kidney, liver, and intestinal transplantation.

The CBM also has special expertise working with HIV spectrum disorders. The center serves a multi-ethnic population and works in collaboration with various medical teams and community agencies. The multidisciplinary team has the expertise necessary to address the highly complex and challenging needs of this population.  The CBM provides culturally sensitive mental health services to a population usually underserved for reasons such as financial limitations, restricted insurance coverage, stigma associated with the illness, and limited English proficiency. The CBM provides evidence-based interventions to address the multifactorial aspects of mental disorders associated with HIV disease and related illnesses.

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Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery Program

The Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Program is designed for individuals 18 and over who have a severe and persistent mental illness. The program is structured for persons who would benefit from individualized and coordinated services that will assist in promoting optimum community living. The team works with the individual to provide opportunities to develop or increase skills needed for successful relationships, work, and educational endeavors. Through active partnerships, we help individuals improve their social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual practices, and reach their goals.

The program provides practical and meaningful activities and experiences. Our goal is to provide opportunities that foster self-esteem and resiliency skills. Often people who have a behavioral health diagnosis also suffer from substance abuse problems. Additionally, our staff provides the above services to individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. We promote empathic, hopeful, and continuous relationships in an integrated treatment setting. The Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Program is designed to assist our patients in taking personal responsibility for themselves and achieving a high quality of life in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Therapeutic interventions:

  • Rehabilitation-oriented with a recovery focus
  • Use “best practices”

Activities include:

  • Consumer advocacy
  • Education and skills training
  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Social and vocational opportunities
  • Support groups
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

This program is available five days a week, offers free transportation for qualified individuals and provides breakfast and lunch. The Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Program is offered in English and Spanish.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) Program

Within the CAC at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, and in affiliation with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, we use an evidence-based treatment called Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents, or DBT-A, to help individuals between the ages of 12 and 18 handle stress, improve relationships, and manage emotions. The DBT-A Program is a 25-week program with an opportunity to continue individual or group therapy post-graduation. 

DBT-A treats:

  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Chronic depression
  • Anxiety
  • Impulsivity
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Anger management

Services Provided:

  • Individual DBT-A Therapy
  • DBT-A Skills Group
  • Multifamily DBT-A Skills Group
  • 24-Hour Skills phone coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Graduate Groups

Click here for our DBT-A Program brochure.

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