Case-management (CM) and rehabilitative skills training (ST) are implemented with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges that interfere with an individual’s ability to function at school, home, work, and within interpersonal relationships. Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP).
CM and ST may be delivered in an office, school, home, and/or community setting. The helping process is initiated with an assessment to explore current problems and assets using the Child and Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS) tool or the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA). Using these instruments, the QMHP and the client construct an integrated care plan to address the needs and utilize the strengths discovered in the assessment phase. QMHP’s work closely with the individual, family, schools, and the community to help our clients reach their individual and family goals. QMHP’s also assist our clients in navigating environments and advocate on their behalf at school meetings, teacher conferences, medical appointments, and/or in accessing a variety of community resources. QMHP’s hold at least a bachelor’s degree in a human services field or are licensed as registered nurse in the state of Texas. In addition, QMHP’s are trained in rehabilitative services, must pass certifications to complete assessments, and are clinically supervised by licensed staff.