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Children and Adolescents

CPU provides mental health services to children, adolescents and their families. Children and adolescents are usually referred to CPU by the Department of Human Services or teachers at their school. These persons have experienced severe traumas and abuse, often resulting in numerous foster care placements and/or psychiatric hospitalization.

Services may include individual and group psychotherapy and individual and group psychosocial rehabilitation. Families are encouraged to participate in the treatment of their child or adolescent.

In addition, we provide a range of objective and projective tests and measures to assess the person’s cognitive, affective and adaptive functioning. Appropriate tests are used for populations evidencing specific disabilities. This service may be provided by a person certified in psychometrics, a licensed psychologist or a psychological technician under the direct supervision of a psychologist as per the requirements of the Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, or any licensed mental health professional authorized by his/her license to perform assessment and evaluation.

Our goals with this program are:

  • Increase overall level of functioning
  • Stabilize the family situation to avoid out-of-home placement as measured by the Rancho Quality of Life Scale
  • Increase positive coping skills
  • Increase social skills and positive interactions with others
  • Decrease the need for psychotropic medication
  • Decrease psychiatric hospitalization
  • Initiate and maintain a supportive social network
  • Develop and/or improve community living skills
  • When applicable, develop vocational skills leading to employment.