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Partial Hospitalization Program for Adults  Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for adults is an intensive day treatment program for adults with mood disorders. Launched in April 2022 in Anchorage, the program serves adults with severe or chronic depression and bipolar, and is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of the

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A new internship at Alaska Behavioral Health In Spring 2022, Alaska Behavioral Health hosted its first Occupational Therapy student intern.  Baylee Bartgis spent 14 weeks working with our Child and Family Team in Anchorage for her senior capstone project, just before graduating from Creighton University. What is Occupational Therapy? The

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This fall we said goodbye to Chase*, in the best possible way. After completing his apprenticeship with Alaska Seeds of Change, Chase moved on to full-time employment in a commercial hydroponic farm in Anchorage.   Learning to Trust Himself In his nine months with Alaska Seeds of Change, Chase learned all the aspects of running a hydroponic farm

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Halloween at Dwelling Place Staff and clients at Dwelling Place recently celebrated Halloween in style! Dwelling Place is an Adult Mental Health Residential Treatment facility co-managed by Alaska Behavioral Health and Hallelujah Corporation.  Residential clients live on site with 24-hour supervision, and  daily groups and therapy to address

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A new way to start services in Fairbanks Our Fairbanks Adult team is piloting a new way of getting clients into services faster. After an initial intake appointment, most clients will start their treatment by joining a 12-week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group. Why? Starting services with group allows us to serve more clients, more

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Our three early childhood clinicians in Anchorage recently completed a two year learning collaborative to increase their skills in Child Parent Psychotherapy. Congratulations to Geri Hernandez, Mara Hill and Patty Quinn! (pictured with Early Childhood Mental Health trainer and consultant Deb Harris on the left and AKBH manager Kristin Mortenson on

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Evidence shows that group therapy and skill development is effective at helping people experiencing a wide-range of mental health conditions.  At Alaska Behavioral Health, we have multiple options for virtual groups and outdoor, in-person groups available during the Coronovirus pandemic to help those with on-going or emerging mental health

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Feeling overwhelmed?  Most everyone is.  We are here to help.  Our family therapy/parenting team is launching new telehealth services for parents who are stressed out and families who need support.  Available services include: Therapy for parents, children and adolescents A series of telehealth therapy groups dealing with:

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Ramping Up Peer Support Services at ACMHS ACMHS started offering regular peer support groups for adult clients at our Ingra location at the beginning of the year. Now peer support groups are also being offered at the Folker building. Evidence-based support Peer support is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to increase

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